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What Is The Best Bed For Dachshunds?
Best Dog Bed For Dachshunds
Best dog bed for dachshunds. If you own a Dachshund then you probably know that, as is the case with many breeds, they have very specific needs.
Their undeniable cuteness and distinctly long bodies make them instantly recognisable as a breed.
However, as cute as the ‘sausage dog’ may be, their distinctive frame can (and often does) throw up spinal issues, particularly in relation to the spinal discs.
‘Intervertebral discs are fibrocartilaginous cushions between the vertebrae designed primarily to provide shock absorption to the spine.
These discs have a ‘fibrous outer rim, the annulus fibrosis, and a jelly like centre, the nucleus pulposus and while they are one of Mother Nature’s greatest examples of engineering, they are somewhat fragile and can degenerate.
IVDD (Intervertebral disc disease) is a condition associated with the spine and is quite common in Dachshunds.
While this condition is commonly associated with aging dogs, it can and does happen in those that are much, much younger. ‘Disc degeneration is thought to occur because of loss of the disc to “hold water” becoming dehydrated.
Chondrodystrophic Dog Breeds
Chondrodystrophic dogs, which characteristically have disproportionately short and curved limbs, for example, the Basset Hound, Dachshund, Lucas Terriers, Sealyhams and Shih Tzus… can suffer from early degenerative changes in the disc making them likely to herniate.
Symptoms can range from low-level discomfort to excruciating pain and ‘clinical signs range from manageable pain to paralysis.
Best bed for Dachshunds. Now, a dog bed is not going to be the end all of your problems and it is certainly not going to be able to turn back the clock on any damage done.
However, it is very, very important in terms of managing your dog’s comfort and ensuring they get the right skeletal support.
Dachshunds, Doxies, sausage dogs or whatever you want to call them should not be jumping on and off furniture.
Their long lumber region and short legs make compression on the spine far more likely when jumping or climbing onto or off of furniture.
Dachshund Bed Requirements
You really need a specialist dog bed, a dachshund bed, or at the very least a dog bed designed to accommodate such breeds.
When assessing a Dachshund bed, it should be the correct size with drop front access for ease of entry.
It should have a non-slip base for stability and be filled with premium dog bed fibre filling to ensure superb comfort, support and durability.
A good dog bed will alleviate bone, muscle and joint pain and may even act as part of a long term preventative measure for breeds that are prone to spinal issues / injuries.
As an extremely active breed, Dachshunds need proper rest and somewhere to put up those little legs and muddy paws.
With this in mind, you will want to search for a bed that offers all of the above and more…what more could you want?
Well, how about draught excluding bolsters that double up as a headrest and waterproof yet breathable material?
Of course! You want to be able to wash your dog’s bed and keep their boudoir as clean as possible – after all, there is nothing worse than a stinky dog bed! So where do you find a dachshund bed?
We have looked at the research, gathered information from some of the world’s best orthopaedic vets, spoken to the dachshund community.
We have come up with the bed you have all been looking for… Introducing our best bed for Dachshunds range HERE