Dogs sleep about 14 hours a day, so buying comfortable Dog Beds is important.
With a puppy, naturally one looks for something the puppy will grow into. Being able to wash the Dog Beds is also important since puppies are accident-prone. Generally, a small puppy doesn’t require a great deal of cushioning, since his or her weight won’t weight down the pet bed. The bed should also be easy to get in and out of, so if there is a step into the dog bed, as in the round type, it should be low.
Some dogs prefer to feel enclosed in dog beds, and round beds with high sides are perfect.
A dog’s age can also help determine the ideal pet bed. Older dogs may be a little stiffer in the joints. They may either benefit from a well-padded bed; one made of memory foam, or heated dog beds. These all can help keep the dog comfortable while sleeping and the heated dog bed is particularly good at soothing minor aches and pains.
Some people prefer Dog Beds stuffed with cedar, as this helps to repel fleas. If a cat sometimes shares the bed, cedar stuffed dog beds should be avoided. Cedar can be dangerous to cats, particularly if small particles are inhaled. Thus they are not the best choice for dog and cat households.
With the many pet stores that now welcome pets shopping with their owners, it’s a good idea to take a well-behaved dog along to try out several types of beds. Chances are your faithful friend will find a bed that seems to be the perfect fit. Also, don’t forget to buy a small bed for the car if the dog travels with you frequently.