Tip & How-To about Dogs

How to select the perfect bed for your dog

Finding the right bed for your dog may seem like a simple task; however many people will suggest otherwise. There are many factors to consider when selecting a bed for your dog, including comfort, ease to clean, resistance to odor, size and price. When you are buying a bed for either yourself or a child, what factors are you taking into consideration - now think about the comfort of your dog and keep the same criteria in mind. That being said, I will give you a few tips to help in your search for the perfect bed for your dog.

Notice how above the last characteristic I mentioned was price? Well, that should be one of the last considerations. First you should focus on comfort. Dogs spend over 50% of the day in their beds and need it to be a place where they can relax. In regards to selecting a comfortable bed, you need to consider the way in which your dog sleeps. Does your dog sprawl out or sleep in a ball? You will need to consider this when selecting a bed. The size of bed you choose is extremely important. Make sure you buy a bed that is slightly larger than your dog. Like us, dogs need space in their beds to stretch their legs out.

Next you should consider the material of the bed. Look for a sturdy material that cannot be ripped or consumed by your dog. You may want a bed with a removable cover or a bed that is machine washable. This way it will be less of a hassle to clean.

I will finish by leaving you with an article I found on eBay that I found very helpful in finding the right size bed for my dogs. Hope that you found this helpful!


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