Dog beds

Todays Look At Dog Beds


Dogs sleep about 14 hours a day, so buying a comfy dog bed is vital . Gone are the days when you were just basically buying a lump of pillow.  Does your dog love to curl up, or is he or she  more of a sprawler?Deep beds, bolster or high walls will make them feel cozy and warm while the good old-fashioned mattresses, pads or mats give them a generous amount of room. One should take into consideration age, size, durability of the dog bed, and a pets sleeping habits when making a choice. Also there are numerous different types of beds, and one variety of dog bed may be more fitting to your pet than other styles. Your pets rest is important in order for him or her to lead a happy and active life.

With a puppy, naturally one looks for something the puppy will grow into. Being able to wash the dog bed is also key since puppies are accident-prone. Generally, a small puppy doesn’t require a great deal of cushioning, since his or her weight won’t weight down the pet bed. The bed should also be  simple to get in and out of, so if there is a step into the dog bed, as in the round type, it should be minimal.

There are many diverse kinds of dog beds available  which differ according to  size, design, comfort, and cost.  Just as there are a choice of different breeds of dogs.  Older dogs need beds that are easier to get in and out of, and that they can feel more comfortable in.  Bigger dogs need bigger beds, dogs that weigh more need beds that can support their weight.  Dogs with very short legs need flat beds so that they can get in their beds without any problems. Standard dog beds look like cushions or pillows and do not have edges or rims. They are obtainable in many shapes, sizes, materials and colors.Typically shapes include oval, round, square and rectangular.A variety of these beds are covered with materials such as microfiber, faux suede, denim, flannel or fleece. They often contain polyester filling and/or foam padding. Some beds are also filled with cedar chips to prevent odors and insects. Don’t overlook the stuffing in dog beds before you make your purchase.  Certain dogs are allergic to some synthetic materials and can get rashes from being in contact with plastics. If your dog has a history of skin ailments or you are buying a bed for a puppy,  you may want to avoid beds with cedar chips or cedar scent. Several varieties of dog beds have removable covers that can be washed.

Orthopedic dog beds are specially designed for dogs with arthritis or other joint problems such as hip dysplasia, and for senior citizen dogs regardless of their health problems. Expect to pay a little more for an orthopedic dog bed as they are commonly made of higher quality materials than standard dog beds, such as high-density, medical-grade foam that provides extra support and comfort. Some beds even include electric heating pads to provide comforting  warmth which helps to alleviate joint pain. Waterproof or washable fabrics may be needed for older dogs that are incontinent.

These days, dog lovers can find dog beds at almost any pet store, online or offline.However, if you want to find a designer dog bed with high-class, you may need to venture out to an exclusive onling dog store or a brick-and-mortar pet boutique.

Where does your dog sleep? Sure, that comfy couch or your own bed are an option, buy they are not always ideal. Dogs love human companionship and would sleep in a human bed all the time if they could, but this is not always feasible or practical. Your dog needs a spot to retreat, a place to rest his head, somewhere soft and comfortable to call his own. It is one of your dogs basic needs – A Great Bed!

If your dog is your best friend, you don’t want him to sleep on the cold, hard floor . I hope this article will encourage you to purchase a nice, comfy bed for  your  companion.


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