Every dog deserves the right dog bed!
In a previous blog post, I discussed where the dog bed should be placed. However, it’s also important to talk about another aspect regarding the dog bed: choosing the right one.
There are many different kinds of dog beds on the market, but not all will be suitable for every dog. When you choose a dog bed, pay attention to certain details especially if you have a dog with special needs.
Aside from aesthetics, which our four-legged friends don’t care about, there are practical aspects to consider when choosing the right dog bed. First of all, it has to be the correct size, as many dog owners force their pets to fit in beds that are too small. Dogs roll around in their sleep sometimes but when they lay down, they need to be comfortable horizontally so they can sleep in any position they choose. If your dog is forced to sleep in an uncomfortable position, he won’t be able to sleep calmly.
Also, pay close attention to folding dog beds. While it can be comfortable for the dog and convenient for us, it’s not suitable for fearful dogs since folding beds easily move. When Argos was a puppy, I had problems with him using a folding dog bed, but now he loves it. On the other hand, folding dog beds could be the solution for dogs who end up destroying expensive stuffed bed. Folding beds have (almost) nothing to destroy!
For old dogs or those who have physical problems, choosing the right kind of dog bed is critical. A dog with arthritis can’t use a dog bed that requires him to bend or to climb to get on it. In this case, it’s better to choose an orthopedic dog bed.
Keep in mind that when choosing a dog bed, you have to think of practical features instead of just aesthetics.
If you have any questions, let me know through the comments and I’ll do my best to help you.