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The Wall Street Journal – The Rise of Beds, and Falls of Dogs

Dec 12, 08 • News RoomNo CommentsRead More »

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The Rise of Beds, and Falls of Dogs
As mattresses get thicker and thicker, more canines struggle to get on them; introducing the staircase for pets
By KEVIN HELLIKER

Without fanfare or marketing, the bedding industry has been raising the altitude of its products, satisfying customer preferences for ever-thicker mattresses. Yet that preference is creating a hazard for a tall bed’s shortest occupant: the dog. Anecdotally, veterinarians across the country report among house dogs a rise in such disorders as elbow and shoulder arthritis, hip dysplasia and degenerative disk disease. As the lifespan of pets rises thanks to better food and medicine, the old dog …view full article

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