Dog Beds ? A Perfect Gift for Your Dog

Posted by waggers on August 6th, 2011

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals” and if you have a pet dog, then it is one of the best decision you have ever made. You are the centre of their universe, love and affection and in return, they could be gifted with a good Dog bed, as an adult dog sleeps for 12 to 14 hours a day. If you slept for such long hours, wouldn’t you have got yourself a good comfortable bed? So, choosing a good dog bed is also a task in itself, and it is made easier by the number of options we have in the market for dog beds, suiting the needs and requirements of your dog.

The necessity of a good dog bed is further enhanced by the very fact that Dog’s are den animals and a proper dog bed is your dog's sanctuary, where they can go when they need rest or when they are feeling stressed.


Points to be kept in mind while shopping for your dog a Dog bed


Sleeping Habits and Size

You need to search for a dog bed that is big and strong enough to comply with your dog's size and temperament. If you purchase a Dog Bed which is not spacious enough, then it would be uncomfortable for your pet. First of all, pay attention to the way your dog prefers to sleep and then decide the shape, size and type of bed you need to get.

A dog that enjoys napping all curled up would probably prefer a round or oval shaped bed that has lots of cushion. Give your dog the pleasure to snuggle into one of the overstuffed designer beds. There are even basket dog bags for tiny tots that has cushion around on at least three sides of the bed, which give them a feeling of comfort. Measure you dog in his sleeping position at the longest point if he curls up to sleep and bring a dog bed with dimensions near to that number.

Measure the dog in his stretched out position and add at least five inches to it if he has the habit of sleeping that way, to ensure that the bed is spacious enough for him. You can get him a rectangular thermal fiber bed or a mattress, if he has the habit to sleep both ways.

Age and health of your dog

Make sure that the bed you use for your dog is easy and possibly heated if you have an older or arthritic dog. A firm and supportive mattress-type bed would be more appropriate in cases where dogs have trouble getting on and off a fluffy type bed. There are many specialty beds available for orthopedic support. If you want to pamper your arthritic dog or your dog is recovering from an operation, then pet mattresses are the best for your dog, as these dog beds work as cushions for the joints and bones of your favorite pet. They benefit overweight and older dogs that have joint or bone issues.

For those residing in colder areas with chilly floors all the year around, a nice soft dog bed can protect your dog from the dropping degrees and make him comfortable. Many companies specialize in these types of beds.

Habits and Comfort

Dogs, like kids can be messy at times and to face this challenge, we should look for dog beds made of machine-washable fabrics.  Nothing is better than if you could get a dog bed with stain-resistant fabric. To ensure durability, go for seams that are double-stitched .The ease and durability they provide will make up for the extra money you paid in buying one of this type.

If ease of cleaning is especially important, then opt for a dog bed that has a removable washable cover which is available in various colours. Some beds also have an inner lining that can be removed and washed. There are beds which are not only fire retardant, but also dust mite resistant and hypo-allergenic. The warm hardwearing inner antibacterial fleece in some dog beds helps to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and minimize bad odour. This will give your best friend a fresh smelling ambience for himself.

Dog bed covers & liners keeps your dog bed clean and dry and offer a touch of beauty as they are available in various colours. If your dog scratch and tear their bedding, then buy for them a highly durable, long lasting, virtually indestructible bed.


Part of Home Decor

Bringing a comfortable bed for your loved pet doesn’t mean that your interior beauty has to suffer because dog beds are available in various style, designs and colors to match your furniture and could prove out to be a very well coordinated accent piece highlighting your sense of style.

You can get a Dog Bed as good as your own bed. So go ahead and give your companion a sanctuary of its own by getting a Dog Bed matching his comfort and your needs, which you can get by shopping online or at a shop near you. There's almost no limit to the choices available.

About the Author:

Tracey Cannon is the Marketing Manager at Waggers based in Cumbria, England states that many of Waggers dog products are produced exclusively for Waggers ensuring the ultimate in comfort and care for your dog. The company offers an exciting range of dog products, including dog ramp, dog beds, dog collars and leads and leather dog collar etc. in addition with a selection of dog training products.

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