All dogs should have a bed that they can call their own, a safe haven, a place where they can rest comfortably.
How to choose a good dog bed depends on many factors, such as size, age, sleeping habits, and more.
This article has the information you need to make sure that the pet bed you have purchased is perfect for your dog friend.
While it is almost impossible to completely ban pets from furniture in most homes, having your own comfortable bed will make dogs a more attractive option for lying on the floor.
It also has other benefits. Keeping your pet sleeping in your bed will ensure that hair allergies and dandruff can be kept to a minimum in your home.
It also means that the house and furniture are protected from the worst conditions when it is coming off a sloppy road, or if it wants a chewy bone or treat!
How to choose the right type of bed for your dog
Like people, dogs have a favorite sleeping position. Some like to nap, others like to stretch. Some like to roam around, nesting; Others threw themselves on the bed and fell.
I also have dogs like my own terrier who like to hide and hide in their bed!
Observing your pet’s behavior will help you make the right choice in bed, and your expensive purchase won’t end at a boot sale or yard sale because you don’t like it (trust me, I saw a lot of these Is!).
In the section below, we look at appropriate bedding options for each of the three types of dogs identified above, but before we go ahead and buy, here are some more tips:
Is your dog fully developed?
Do you want a bed that allows it to grow?
Or are you happy to buy him a big bed when he grows up?
When you are watching your dog, when it is resting comfortably, measure its length and the width of the area it is occupying;
This will obviously vary according to their preferred sleeping position, but it will allow you to decide the correct dimensions for the bed and whether a square, rectangular or round model would be a better choice for that.
Cute dog bed For small dogs
There is a wide variety of cute dog beds for small dogs.
These are almost all types with embossed edges that are best suited for “nesting” and snatching those who prefer to sleep.
There is hardly a cute dog for big dogs who likes to stretch. However, there are some really adorable for canine who prefer to have a “den” or “cave” type bed that they can get.
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For big dogs
It is hard to find the cutesie beds mentioned above, improved for larger dogs, who mostly prefer to get out anyway.
So perhaps your best option is to choose one of the mattress type beds and find one with a very good cover or select a suitable and washable fabric and make your own covers.
Cute drawer mats
These have some really cute designs and you can find them in almost any size. If all else fails and you can’t find exactly what you need, buy a plain mat and use one of the sweet throws available. It is important that it is easy to wash at home.
There is a wide variety of options available so that you can coordinate the color exactly how you want it.
Nesting dog bed
Even though the smallest dogs seem to “nest”, suitable pet nest beds are available in all sizes, so if your dog likes to devour you, you should be able to find out what he needs with a little research. . .
Our Jack Russell, Ellie (pictured above) loves her plastic bed. Perla makes these beds in three sizes and 77 different colors, so there is sure to be one for your decor and your dog!
These beds are easy to keep clean and sanitized and can be filled with any bed of your choice (Perla also makes cushion inserts to fit the size of the bed of your choice).
The round shape is best for nesting and you can basically select a raised side bed and provide a suitable blanket or bed that can arrange for your pet to suit its taste.
Alternatively, choose one of the cute, squishy types of bean bags your dog will like, rotate it a few times until you cut the ‘bean’ to his liking and turn it into a cute cozy nest. goes.
Caves and tents for dogs.
These are ideal for a dog who likes to hide inside and feel safe. One of our terriers has built a den under one of the beds in the house, because like a tent bed, it is closed at the edges and covered.
Typically, a cave-type bed is only half-covered in the back, giving the dog a warm envelope canopy for sleeping and an open area in front.
There are also tunnel beds that allow access from both ends with the top and sides completely covered. This type is often supplied with built-in heating mats for extra comfort.
Dog bed cold
No, I don’t mean to say that your dog’s street credits will increase. I am talking about a refreshing dog bed for warmer climates and for thicker or larger / giant breeds that are often difficult to regulate their body temperature to a comfortable level.
Different types of cooling dog beds are available:
The vinyl beds you fill with water.
These are effective and keep your pets cool.
However, they are too heavy once filled with water, and despite what the manufacturers say they are almost indestructible, reviews claim that they eventually leak at the seams or hole holes.
The cooling pads are filled with a non-toxic material and do not require any type of power supply or cooling to function.
They work for about four hours and then miraculously recharge after a short period of inactivity.
Dogs love them and the best thing is that they can be kept on top of your pet’s normal bed or can be used in their cage for travel if necessary
Raised dog beds are Coolaru type pet beds, which have a fabric sleeping surface that is drawn on top of a frame. It provides a raised bed for dogs and is great because air can circulate beneath the sleeping surface to soothe it.
These beds are luxurious throughout the year and an additional sleeping mat (purchased separately) will provide a warmer and more inviting sleeping platform in cooler conditions.
Warm Bed for Your Pets
Hate dog beds are very popular especially for older pets, and can be purchased (such as the tunnel mentioned above), with a pre-built heating element, alternatively, there are heating pads that can be purchased separately. And can be used in your pets’ normal sleep. Capacity.
We are going to buy one for Murdoch, our oldest terrier, because he has arthritis and we expect his toes to be less stiff when he is warm in sleep. I’ll keep you posted!
In case you were worried about a fugitive electricity bill, these are very low voltage and use almost no ‘juice’! You do not have to worry about your pet getting too hot, as many will only get warm at your dog’s normal body temperature.
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4 helpful tips for choosing a pet pet bed
Orthopedic dog bed
All padded pet beds will help reduce pressure on joints and this is especially important for older dogs.
There are memory foam dog beds that are marketed as orthopedic dog beds specifically for larger dogs that have a suitable support level for the size and weight of the pet.
I think that as we select the perfect mattress for our bed, like Goldilocks (who found that Papa Bear’s bed was too hard, Mama Bear’s too soft, but Baby Bear’s was perfect), these beds are special.
Large dogs are the right level of support and although they are expensive, they are probably worth the investment.
Check the quality and thickness of the memory foam to make sure it is suitable for the size and weight of your pet.
The video below also features an air-filled orthopedic bed. With a pretty fleece cover, I’m sure it’s very comfortable, but it’s certainly not a good idea if your canine friend is “Ever”.
Waterproof dog bed
For older dogs, those minor accidents can unfortunately occur more often than not.
Fortunately, most mattress-type beds can easily be fitted with a waterproof pad under the covers and it is usually not necessary to purchase a completely waterproof bed for your pet.
Another simple solution is to purchase a packet of disposable incontinence bed pads that are actually designed for human use but are ideal protectors for your pet’s bed when used under cover.
Choose removable bed cover
Choosing the dog cover removable and washable will reduce the work of keeping things to a minimum. A replacement set of dog blankets purchased at the same time can be a smart long-term investment.
A good tip I can give you is to make sure that you choose a cover with nice long and strong zippers.
There is nothing more frustrating than trying to fight the bed, if the zipper were six inches long, the task would have been so much easier! Likewise, it is very annoying for poor quality zippers that the cover fabric should break for a long time before changing.
Treat your dog to a comfortable new bed!
I hope you enjoyed this article about choosing the right bed for your pet.
We cover everything from small dog beds to small and large dogs to orthopedic beds for older and older dogs and everything in between.
We have also talked about different sleeping habits that will determine your decision as to which type of pet you like best.
Buying a good dog bed is an investment, but with the deep discounts available online and making sure you are buying the right type to start, you will ensure that your dog is comfortable and comfortable in his bed, however, no matter what. No, this is so beautiful.
And her bed is comfortable, my Ellie will always love a hug, as you can see in the picture above.