Choosing the Right Dog Bed
Why should your pet have a Dog Bed?
Everyone, including your dog, appreciates a good night's sleep. Dog.com's wide range includes: Orthopedic Dog Beds, Cooling Dog Beds, Heated Dog Beds, Outdoor Dog Beds, Memory Foam Beds, Luxury Dog Beds, Pillow Beds, Bolster Beds, Dog Blankets, Pet Steps, Nesting Beds, and Crate Pads.
Your dog will enjoy a quality bed for all of the same reasons we do. Quality beds provide warmth, support and a sense of security for your dog. When a pet owner thinks about what products they will need for their dog, a quality dog bed should be near the top of the list!
A few benefits of providing a quality bed for your dog:
Insulation: Quality dog beds provide your dog with insulation from both the heat of summer and the bitter cold of winter and fall. Beds such as the All Season Snuggly Sleeper Dog Bed, and Orthopedic Heated Dog Bed provide warmth and comfort, especially in the winter months.
Personal Space: A bed allows them to have their own space, a place where they can curl up and relax.
Cushion/Support: For older dogs and dogs with joint or bone problems. Quality beds such as the Deluxe Orthopedic Mattress and the SSS Orthocare Orthopedic Dog Bed are specifically designed to relieve sore joints, bones and other problems caused by age, weight or joint-related problems.
Shed & Dander Control: A bed can also aid in some allergy and dog clean-up relief, by providing a main area for a majority of their shedding and/or dander to be contained. Most beds are reversible, providing your dog with an additional laying surface, while increasing the time between washes. Pipe Dreams Pet Bed and Indoor/Outdoor beds are incredibly easy to clean; just wipe down with a wet cloth or hose down outside!
Injury Prevention: Using a dog bed can help reduce the chances of "furniture hazards," such as your dog jumping off the couch; which is often your pooch's favorite place to lie, especially when you are away.
Protection from the Elements: Providing a cozy, warm bed for a dog that spends most of her time outdoors is critical. The Indoor/Outdoor Bed is tough, water repellent and can be used inside or out. Easy to clean, this bed is also specifically treated to eliminate mold, fungus, or other outdoor hazards which may affect your dog.
How to measure your dog for a bed: Different dogs sleep in different positions, as humans do. The best way to make sure you are ordering the correct size dog bed is by measuring your dog in her favorite laying position and adding five inches. If you cannot measure your dog when she is laying down, you can also measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail and then add 5 inches.
Spend some time determining which bed is best suited for your dog, keeping in mind that this will become a favorite resting place for your pooch! Unfortunately, low-quality dog beds are easily torn and often first to break-down, never truly offering your dog the benefits of a higher-quality bed. There are many good choices out there. Think of the bed as an investment. Many high-quality dog beds will last the lifetime of your dog, and so will their benefits!
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