Nola Ryan. Dog Beds. January 28th , 2018.
Even with a full grown animal, be sure to get a bed big enough that he or she will have room to stretch and wont feel too crowded. If you get a dog bed thats a bit on the small side, your dog may not use it. Also take note of the height of dog beds. You dont want to select a bed that is too high for your small dog. A raised bed, however, may help keep your dog warm if your house is drafty. Shape is another consideration. Dog beds come in several different shapes and looks. There are round ones, square ones, beds that look like little couches, dog beds with no sides, and beds that have raised sides all the way around.
You cannot be home at all times, even if youre retired or work at home. However, in lieu of being with his master, your dog will appreciate having a den to stay in. Dogs are territorial and appreciate having their territory clearly defined for them. Dogs sleep more than humans. For this reason, it is essential that you select a bed that is suitable and comfortable for your dog. Dog beds are trickier to buy than human beds because you cant have your dog test out several beds in the store and choose one, nor can you discuss beds with him.
Cost is another thing to think about when searching for a dog bed. One of the custom dog beds on the market can get up into the high dollar amount and cost way more than you care to spend. The great thing is that there are many wonderful and affordable dog bed on the market. What is the benefit to a dog bed? Well dog beds can help cushion the bones and the joints of you favorite dog. Older dogs, overweight dogs and dogs that have bone or joint issues benefit drastically from a good dog bed. Believe it or not there are orthopedic dog beds out there and that may be the best one for your dog.
If your dog has arthritis or has an injury, you may need to purchase a special bed. Orthopedic dog beds, for example, are designed to help ease your dogs joint pain. While you may not want (or need) to invest in a special bed if your dogs injury is minor, if you have an older dog or a permanently disabled one, you might think about it. Color is a minor consideration when thinking about which of the many dog beds to purchase, but it is something you may want to consider.
For example, some companies have designed pet beds that are covered with materials that look and feel like animal fur or, are even shaped like an animal with a nesting spot in the middle. Most dogs will feel very drawn to this type of bed, because if you think about it dogs in the wild were used to snuggling up with their fur covered pack family for warmth, companionship and the feeling of security. Small dogs and puppies will like the feeling a fauxfurtype bed gives them. But even some bigger pooches will respond to the call of the wild.
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