Mavis Shaw. Dog Beds. January 27th , 2018.
This is a necessity in dealing both with dirt and with keeping your dogs bed free of fleas. You also want the material to be heavy enough to withstand a little chewing and clawing, especially if the bed is for a puppy. Durability is another thing to pay attention to. Some dog beds feature wooden supports or frames, and these beds may last longer than those that are completely made out of cloth. However, you want to make sure the padding in these beds is sufficient and that the wooden frame wont poke through or be uncomfortable.
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.
For those of us that live in colder areas where the floor of our house stays a bit chilly all year a nice soft dog bed can keep the dog off of the cold floor and keep their body at a comfortable temperature. Arthritic dogs tend to benefit from dog beds the most in this scenario. Does your dog get on the furniture? Maybe they do this to be comfortable? I think so. If your dog gets on the furniture a nice cozy dog bed of their own may very well curb their desire to get on your stuff. The dog bed will become their home where they feel safe and enjoy spending time.
If your dogs bed is going to be in your living room or bedroom, you may want to select a bed that doesnt clash with your established color schemes or overall room design. There are several other options for your dog bed. Some are heated. Some can be monogrammed or embroidered with your dog s name. Others are waterproof. The best thing to do before going shopping is to make a list of everything you want for your dog s bed. Once you get to the store, you can then cut down the list until you find a bed that fits your budget.
You may feel that a heated dog bed falls into the category of the over pampered pooch, but they have many therapeutic purposes as well. Dogs have hair, (well most of them do), and so most people mistakenly believe that is all they need for insulation even if their surroundings are cool. Mother Nature provided pretty well for most dogs by equipping them for their environment. But sometimes this natural protective coat is not enough. Dogs are on the move globally and living in climates not suited to their nature.
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