All About Dog Beds

May 24, 2010

What Kind of Dog Beds Are Most Comfortable

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With the market for dog beds thriving, one can’t help but think that these beds may just be well worth the hype, as well as the cash. Luxury dog beds can hold their ground as sought-after decorative and fully functional pieces. Orthopedic dog beds have been very useful in keeping the good old family dog happy. When you think about it, it is not surprising that a lot of people are looking to buy sleep-stuff for their pets.

A dog’s anatomy might not be the same as a human being’s, but it also consists of joints and muscles. Surely, arthritis or no arthritis, almost everyone will find it comfortable to sink on a downy mattress. Think how nice it would be for your dogs and cats to have some semblance of this luxury, instead of having to bear with a cold and hard floor. The truth is, dog beds, with the exception of most luxury or designer models, are inexpensive, so there really is no excuse for a pet owner to disregard the comfort of a pet, at least in terms of sleeping hubs. To find out what makes a dog bed comfortable, take a look at the following.

Security

Dogs are just like any other living thing. They need to be safe, and feel safe; otherwise, it’s no good for their health. One way to make sure they feel secure is by checking on how solidly built the frame of your dog bed is. If you have a nest-shape, a doughnut-type or a similar bed, then it wouldn’t matter. But if the bed has a frame, make sure than the padding is ample and the frame is solid. Another way to make sure that your pet is comfy is to study their sleeping habits. If they tend to curl when sleeping, you might want to get round, bowl, nest or doughnut type beds. Note that younger dogs are more anxious, and might want a nest-type or a semi-enclosed bed for added comfort.

Stuffing

What makes dog beds really comfy is the material used for stuffing and as a cover. While it is true that it is better to have more stuffing, well-padded pet beds aren’t for every dog. There are no hard and fast rules for this. You need to (yet again) study the sleeping habits and analyze whether your pet would like an ultra-downy mattress or a firmer one. Check whether your dog likes settling on the couch, or sleep on the hardwood floor. Smaller dogs usually like luxuriant fabrics and downy beds, because they aren’t likely to weigh a lot and squash the foam or anything like that. On the other hand, large dogs would like a more solid sleeping area where they could stretch out.

No one really knows what goes on in a dog’s mind. However, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to surmise what can make an animal, particularly dogs and cats, happy. Clean surroundings, ample food and a warm home (literally and figuratively speaking) can go a long way. Add a decent dog bed and you will have a pet that would feel as relaxed as any pet would have made its owner feel relaxed.

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