Amelia Hood. Dog Beds. January 20th , 2018.
It is very important that you consider not only the decor of the room where you wish to place the bed but also your dogs habits. A fancy doghouse style bed, which neatly hides your dogs bed away, isnt going to be all that useful if your dog doesnt like small, enclosed spaces. You dont want to spend a lot of money on pet beds for your dog only to have him ignore it. If you are buying for a puppy, make sure you understand how big the dog will eventually grow. You will either have to buy a large bed later, or just buy one at the start. If your puppy is a larger breed it may be a waste of money to buy a small bed when he is small, as they grow fast.
Not all dogs are allowed in the house, even in winter, so a heated bed for kennels, garages or the porch can be a necessity in some climates. A heated bed can take some of the sting out of being in the dog house. Prolonged exposure to cold can lead to a variety of problems for your pet such as: cracked paws, infections, dehydration and in extreme cases even hypothermia. If your dog is shivering and cold this can weaken his immune system. If health issues werent enough, your dog will be just plain miserable.
Some people pamper their pets, where others wouldnt consider that their dog would have the need for a bed. However, even if you are not inclined to pamper your dog, dog beds can improve your dogs quality of life in many ways. Dog beds have many practical functions, such as insulating your dog from the floor. This is especially nice during winter months, especially if your dog is old, fat, or arthritic. Dog beds also give dogs a private space. Dogs are pack animals, and youre the pack.
When you go to bed at night, if you go to sleep easily its probably because you have a space that feels safe and warm. So Its understandable when your small dog wants to enjoy the same warmth and relaxed feeling by being right next to you. While it may be very flattering that your dog likes to sleep on your bed, you may actually prefer him to have his own perfect spot so you both can enjoy a contented nights sleep. Thats where dog beds for small dogs come in. And this is very achievable with the beds that are designed with their needs in mind.
The price varies primarily according to the size of the bed (which in turn varies according to the size of the dog). As soon as you add a designers name to the exact same bed, the price will at least double. Form Factors of Designer Dog Beds Designer dog beds arent typically just the same old beds with a designers name on them, however. Even when these dog beds follow the same form factor as nondesigner beds, the designer who puts his or her name on the label has thought out the look and style. They come in just about any style, shape or size you can imagine.
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