dog lovers can find dog beds at almost any pet store
Posted Apr 08 2013 5:14am
?Tess also has a very special friend called Honey although she is not Blind and you can see from the videos it is a good job Tess is Blind or Honey would be in trouble!!!. Tess originally went blind in one eye after a bout of glaucoma which left her in a very unsettled state. The only choice was to have her eye removed, which cost an absolute fortune so a lesson for the future make sure you are insured... Then we got Honey and they both got on like a house on fire. Although Tess really didn't have too much choice to be honest. As Honey decided Tess would be Small Dog Collars her new mum despite whether she liked her or not. They both share a bed together and play all day long with all sorts of toys. Tess is able to get on with all manner of duties, walking, climbing stairs, she goes of her lead and follows the noises that Honey's collar makes. In fact she has only bumped into a couple of things and hasn't hurt herself at all. She is an absolute pleasure to have. Being a one eyed dog was very worrying though. As we knew that the glaucoma could spread and that Tess would be completely Blind and without eyes at all.
??Then one day I took Tess out for a walk and turned around and she was wimping and crying and sticking to the floor. I had my kids with me and Honey so it was a handful trying to get her home. It was very obvious by the ghostly colour of her eye that she had gone blind in the other eye. I tell you the shock was quite considerable a Blind Dog how could we cope. I tried to get hold of my partner who was out on her horse and called the vets straight away. Carrying her home in one hand and trying to get my kids and Honey to behave in the other. Tess just sat very still on my lap and you could see she was in quite a lot of pain. My partner came back and we rushed her to the vets and all of this had happened in just an hour. The vets confirmed that she had glaucoma and a massive build up of pressure in her eye. We had to leave her there over night while we spent the night worrying sick. We talked for hours about whether we should keep a Blind Dog. Would a Blind Dog be frightened, would a Blind Dog be afraid, would a Blind Dog enjoy life, Would a Blind Dog be helpless against other dogs, would a Blind Dog be sad, Would a Blind Dog keep banging into things, Would a Blind Dog be thankful or sorry they were still alive, what would people say about having a Blind Dog. These are just a few questions that ran through our minds.
??We always said that if she went blind in the other eye there was no way we could keep her. Well I am glad to say that we are more than happy that we kept her, a Blind Dog or not. We didn't have much time to make a decision and therefore we decided to have her other eye removed too. Well Tess the Blind Dog came home and within days she was back to her normal self and you really wouldn't notice she is a blind dog at all. We decided not too molly cuddle her and just get on with it and it was probably the best thing we could ever do. It is really difficult not too molly cuddle them when they have been through that, but it really is best to let them adjust freely. It really is a pleasure having a Blind Dog. All our friends and family are amazed at Tess. Being a Blind Dog has not stopped her enjoying life at all and she gets on great with other dogs and has a great time anywhere she goes.
??We do have to shout step a lot though when out for a walk or tree. So if you see two mad people walking down the road shouting step to their dog then you certainly know who it is lol I will video it one day so you can see what we are talking about.
??With a puppy, naturally one looks for something the puppy will grow into. Being able to wash the dog bed is also key since puppies are accident-prone. Generally, a small puppy doesn't require a huge deal of cushioning, since his or her weight won't weight down the pet bed. The bed should also be easy to get in and out of, so if there is a step into the dog bed, as in the round type, it should be low.
??There are many diverse kinds of dog beds available which vary according to size, design, comfort, and cost. Just as there are a number of different breeds of dogs. Older dogs need beds that are easier to get in and out of, and that they can feel more comfortable in. Bigger dogs need bigger beds, dogs that weigh more require beds that can support their weight. Dogs with very short legs need flat beds so that they can get in their beds without any problems. Standard dog beds look like cushions or pillows and do not have edges or rims. They are obtainable in many shapes, sizes, materials and colors. Shapes typically include round, oval, rectangular and square. Many of these beds are covered with materials such as fleece, flannel, denim, faux suede, or microfiber. They regularly contain polyester filling and/or foam padding. Some beds are also filled with cedar chips to prevent odors and insects. Don't overlook the stuffing in dog beds before you make your purchase. Various dogs are allergic to some synthetic materials and can get rashes from being in contact with plastics. If your dog has a history of skin ailments or you are buying a bed for a puppy, you may well want to avoid beds with cedar chips or cedar scent. Many varieties of dog beds have removable, washable covers.
??Orthopedic dog beds are specially designed for dogs with arthritis or other joint problems such as hip dysplasia, and for senior Dog Products wholesale citizen dogs regardless of their health problems. Expect to pay a little more for an orthopedic dog bed as they are commonly made of higher quality materials than standard dog beds, such as high-density, medical-grade foam that provides additional support and comfort. Some beds even include electric heating pads to provide comforting warmth which helps to ease joint pain. Waterproof or washable fabrics may perhaps be needed for older dogs that are incontinent.
??These days, dog lovers can find dog beds at almost any pet store, online or offline. However, if you want to find a high-class designer dog bed, you may need to head to an exclusive online dog store or a brick-and-mortar pet boutique.