Leonberger Q&A

My extra-large one-year-old Leo male recently developed a large pocket of fluid on his elbow from laying on the hard floor. Its about the size of a goose egg, but you dont notice it to look at him, and it doesnt seem to bother him. The Vet said to put pillows and blankets down where he likes to lay for padding. We got a couple of used futons and put them in the bedroom and in the commons, in addition to the other large dog bed we had. Although he will lay on the beds when we tell him to, he prefers to lay on the hard floor. Perhaps the beds are too warm? Have any other Leonberger owners had this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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We had our drained by his vet. Vets don't seem to like to do this because they feel it is not necessary since it does not effect the health of the dog. To be honest I just didn't like it being there so we had it drained.

I have two Leos and both prefer the hard, tile floors presumably because it’s nice and cool there. I haven’t had luck getting them to sleep elsewhere! Good luck!

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