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Dog Beds - How to Choose the Right Dog Bed

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Does your dog have a favorite dog bed? Nap time. Lounge time. Nighttime. Selecting the perfect dog bed for your dog should be as important as selecting one for your self.

Take into consideration your dogs' age and health. The location of the dog bed or beds is also very important when choosing the best dog bed. For example, will your dog be sleeping in his crate, in an enclosed porch or, in your bedroom? You might want to purchase several dog beds and place them around your home. If style is your thing then you might want to go all out and match your dog bed to your own furniture. Also, you will need to know how much money you can afford to spend on the perfect dog bed for your best friend.

Now, there are many of us, who share our beds with our furry friends. And, we have worked out an amicable sleeping arrangement—Samson, sleeps on the left side of the bed or, maybe he likes to sleep at the foot of the bed. It doesn't matter as long as everyone gets a restful nights' sleep. But over time the situation may change and your dog might need to sleep in his own dog bed.

So, if you're looking for a perfect dog bed, trust us, you have lots of great choices! Dog beds are available in many colors, sizes, shapes, and materials. Here are some tips to help you buy the best dog bed!

Desirable Dog Bed Features

  • Provides comfort
  • Conserves body heat
  • Protects bony prominences
  • Easy to clean/washable
  • Durable
  • Waterproof and resists moisture

    Ideal Dog Bed Choice

  • A slightly elevated dog bed style with soft polyfill conserves heat also the elevated style protects your pet from floor drafts. This type of dog bed combines softness and comfort with durability.

  • Choose a style with a machine washable cover that can easily be thrown in the washing machine when dirty or soiled.

    Shopping Dog Bed Tips

  • When choosing a dog bed, consider your dog's size and choose one that will fit him as an adult.

  • Consider a dog bed that fits in his crate to make his “home” more comfortable.

  • When testing the bed filling, it should be springy, not compacted, after repeated use.

  • Choose sturdy materials that can't be ripped or consumed by your pet.

  • A donut or nesting contour shaped dog bed that will fit around your pet to let him nestle in the center.

  • Some beds have an inner wrap that keeps moisture from getting into and ruining core filling.

    And finally, sweet dreams.

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