Dogs are usually viewed as a member of the family and deserve to have a comfortable dog bed to sleep in. Everyone wants to rest in comfort and you would not want to sleep on an uncomfortable bed. Dogs have very different sleep patterns depending on breed and most dogs will sleep for at least half of the day. There are some dogs that even sleep more then that, about 16 hours a day.
The size of your dog will dictate what sort of dog bed you should get. Dogs like to feel safe and secure when sleeping and they therefore tend to favor beds that envelope or cuddle them. Bed with sidewalls or are curved tend to be popular. The weight of your dog is also important, as larger dogs need sturdier beds that will not break under their weight.
Puppies and older dogs will need a different type of bed. Puppies generally do not have difficulties getting in or out of a bed though you do not want to buy a bed with sides that are very high as your puppy may not be able to climb into the bed. Older dogs with arthritis or stiff joints will need a bed that is easier to enter and exit. There are also orthopedic beds that are heated and sooth your dogs’ aches and pains.
Dog beds are designed to fill specific spaces and you can purchase a compact bed if you so desire. Make sure you have an idea of where you want to put the dog bed, measurement help when shopping. There are other types of dog beds that may require their own rooms as some very expensive dog beds are designed as a real bed and have a headboard and cushion. You need to buy a dog bed that will fit the desired area otherwise you may be making an additional trip back to the store.
As well as coming in all different styles and sizes dog beds also come at different prices. If you have a budget then you will be able to find a dog bed in that price range. Ultimately your dog doesn’t care how much money you spent on the bed or how long you spent looking for the dog bed. They just want something comfortable to sleep in and will love you no matter the price.
Removable bed covers are a great idea for those that have very active dogs that are out of doors a lot. These covers will most likely need to be washed frequently as your dog will transfer accumulated dirt from outside onto the bed. It is much easier to wash a removable cover then an entire bed.
A few benefits to purchasing a comfortable dog bed include providing insulation for your dog during the summer and winter months, controlling the spread of dirt, hair and dander, cushioning their joints and bone and providing a private space where your dog can feel safe and secure.