Dogs recovering from surgery are unable to walk, and as a result, spend most of their time laying down. Should your post-surgical dog be sleeping or resting upon a hard surface, they may be at risk to develop Elbow Hygroma.
Elbow Hygroma is a painful condition that comes when our dogs are constantly laying upon hard surfaces. Not only is sleeping or resting on a hard floor uncomfortable — it can cause our dogs to develop Elbow Hygroma. Elbow hygroma is a fluid filled small bulge usually occurring on their elbows — it looks like a thick callous.
What can you do?
What can you do to alleviate the discomfort of elbow hygroma? The first thing is to get them off the hard floor surface and onto a comfortable memory foam dog bed.
So many homes these days have hardwood or tile floors. Yes, they are lovely. . .but not from your dog’s perspective. Hard surfaces such as hardwood, tile, cement, even hard rug surfaces contribute to the common, yet painful, condition called Elbow Hygroma. Although a hygroma may occur anywhere that comes in contact with a hard surface, most commonly dogs get a hygroma on their elbows. We at Buddy Beds make a memory foam dog bed that can help.
To understand why a memory foam dog bed is effective for elbow hygroma — please read our previous post from yesterday:
In order to prevent elbow hygroma, get your beloved Buddy up off the dark, drafty floor and onto a comfortable, supportive memory foam dog bed to prevent elbow hygroma.
Should your dog develop elbow hygroma, be sure to talk to your veterinarian about other possible solutions.