Finding the right dog bed for your dog can solve a number of problems. It can help your dog feel secure and safe. It can give you a special location to send your dog when you need them to stay. For example, during mealtime, bedtime or when you have company you can send your dog to their bed and if you’ve chosen your dog’s bed wisely, they’ll happily go. It makes sense then that not just any and all beds of dog will do. You need to choose it that’s perfect for your dog and their unique needs and personality. There are many very important considerations to make. Let’s take a look at them individually.
Sure, a Chihuahua would love to rest their little head in a giant bed because they tend to behave as if they’re large dogs. However, a Great Dane isn’t going to enjoy spending time in a bed built for a Chihuahua. Size is important. You want your dog to feel safe, secure, and comfortable in their dog bed. Find a bed that fits your dog and the space in your home comfortably.
Material Girl, or Guy
There are many different materials a bed can be made out of. And just as many that it can be filed with. For example, a bed can be made of polyester and stuffed with fiberfill much like a pillow on your own bed. A bed can also be made from micro-suede or vinyl and filled with memory foam.
Health & Age
Your dog’s health and age are also important considerations when choosing a bed. For example, if you have an older dog, you want the bed to be easy for them to get into and out of. An elevated bed, like a pet couch, may be ideal for larger animals so they don’t have to stoop down to get into their bed. Likewise a smaller bed with low sides would be ideal for an aging toy breed. This eliminates them having to step over any tall sides.