Liza Cobb. Dog Beds. January 27th , 2018.
Once you have the basic needs determined, its time to check out the heat. You can choose from a huge variety of shapes and sizes with lowlevel therapeutic heat. Heated pet beds have thermostats that allow you to control the temperature. If you travel with your pet, some beds have optional AC power adapters allowing them to plug into your car. You can even get a pet bed with a removable heating source, allowing you to use the bed year round. Heated beds usually have removable covers, since washing is not always an option.
Some models have detachable, chewresistant cords. Some even come with vibrating massage. You can also purchase a bed that both heats and cools allowing complete comfort. Be sure to check whether the bed you are considering is made for indoor or outdoor use. Smaller heated cushions and mats are very convenient and can be moved around the house, depending on your dogs current favorite nap zone. You might think of just using the old electric blanket off your bed, but thats not a good idea.
Another type of bed that little dogs seem to like, are ones shaped like caves. These are quite novel beds which are similar in appearance to a den. Remember dogs originally were raised in dens that resemble caves you may have seen some abandoned animal dens, often built on the side of a hill. Do you see the connection here? Also, the hood on these cavetype beds can be pulled down over the pet for an even greater feeling of security. Likewise, its easy to image in the past, that the mother of a pack would guard her cave by pulling some brush across the entrance.
A heated dog bed in conjunction with the right diet, a good exercise program and proper medical attention will optimize your dogs health. As with any dog bed purchase, you need to take into consideration your dogs needs, as well as their particular sleeping habits. Make sure the size and shape fit your dogs body type and sleeping positions. Does he curl up or stretch out, is he a fitful sleeper? Do you have a big dog in need of good support, then a firmer pad would be worth a look.
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.
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