While any dog will enjoy the comfort of orthopedic foam or "dome-style" pads, they are especially recommended for dogs that are older, larger, have hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, calluses, or any bone or joint problem. Dogs can get "bed sores" (called decubital ulcers) too, so dogs who are recovering from an illness or surgery would also benefit from an orthopedic pad.
There are various styles of orthopedic pads on the market. Look at the features before you buy. A good pad will have:
Remember to place the pad away from drafts and colder areas, which may make your pet uncomfortable.
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