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    What's the need\purpose of a raised bed? Don't they prefer to lay down on the floor which is more cooler than a raised bed? Or maybe they might like the raised bed because they get air from underneath?
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    Kassa had a bed on the floor.

    Erns has a raised bed due to his joints. Tessa has the raised bed as Erns will sleep in hers. If it wasn't for his joints he would be on the floor.

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    I have a raised cot as well as an on the floor bed for mine. The raised cot is supposed to be a bit cooler since there is more air circulation.
    Koivu alternates between the beds and seems to like both.



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    I just bought a raised bed to take to the beach where Nellie usually lays on the hard ground. I hope it helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kassabella View Post
    Kassa had a bed on the floor.

    Erns has a raised bed due to his joints. Tessa has the raised bed as Erns will sleep in hers. If it wasn't for his joints he would be on the floor.
    How does it help Erns with his joints? Is it recommended by vet?




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    Quote Originally Posted by mistarkos View Post
    How does it help Erns with his joints? Is it recommended by vet?
    Vet recommended we get him am elevated bed.
    He has a crib mattress on top. I think it does help as it takes the pressure off his hips. We also have a foam bed for him when he sits in front of the fire or on the deck.

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