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Old 07-20-2017, 12:17 AM
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Puppy sleeps on the floor

Hello everyone. I have a german shepherd puppy that sleeps on the floor in hot weather. No matter what i do she always finds cool spot on the floor and sleeps there. Usually on the tiles. As she is a large breed dog that has a higher risk of having hip dysplasia and arthritis i freak out everytime i see her on the floor. I know the only reason she sleeps there is because she's hot because when it gets cooler she climbs up on my bed. She doesn't necessarily like sleeping on the floor. All night she is hopping on and off my bed which is also bad for her bones. She has her own bed right next tp mine but she doesn't like it. Help me what should i do?
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I have a couple of these for this purpose. The dogs prefer these over the floor and they offer a little cushioning. There are lots of different brands of cooling mats available. I went with a pretty inexpensive option and have been very happy with them so far.
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@MdDVM thanks for posting that! I'm going to get one for Aspen for a road trip that we're taking in August!
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I have a couple of these for this purpose. The dogs prefer these over the floor and they offer a little cushioning. There are lots of different brands of cooling mats available. I went with a pretty inexpensive option and have been very happy with them so far.
Thank you so much, I'll probably have to get one too.

She is teething now and with hot weather she sleeps a lot during the daytime. I know it's off the topic but is sleeping a lot more than usual normal during teething period?
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