An average dog sleeps about 14 hours per day, more than mostof us, humans, so it is important that he has a good rest and thus acomfortable bed.There are several factors to consider when purchasing a bedfor your dog:
- Size: of bed should match the dog . it will be inappropriate to purchase a bigdog cot for a small dog. It will look funny and it will be less comfortable forthe dog as he needs to feel cozy in his bed. It is ok, though, to get a largerbed for a puppy as it grows.
- Long lasting: It will be wise to get a bed that is firm inits cushioning to hold for a long time.
- Washable: Dog beds start to smell after a while so you wantto have a cushion or cover that can be rinsed or washed often. You can also tryto match the color of the cover to the color themes in your house.
- Age factor: As they grow old, dogs will need a softercushioned bed, since they tend to have stiffer joints, like old people. You mayalso consider getting a heating device for your senior dog.
- Allergies: Make sure that the stuffing of the bed is notsomething your dog is allergic to. If you also have a cat then make sure thatthe stuffing is not cedar as cats are allergic to that.
Have a good night sleep!