Having a good dog bed is very important. That’s why many of us choose to get adjustable beds to provide us with utmost comfort for a good night of sleep. Your dog needs one too. A dog bed is recommended, so that your four-legged friend can enjoy a good night’s sleep or afternoon nap. In this article we discuss the importance of a dog bed and what to look for when choosing.
What is the importance of a dog bed?
A dog sleeps and lies a lot and does this everywhere. Dog baskets provide extra support for your dog, so they don’t have to lie on a cold surface. In the summer this is of course nice, but as soon as it gets colder it can be bad for your dog.
A dog bed also prevents painful lying areas and also ensures that your dog gets a better rest. The fine surface allows dogs to really relax. This is important, because just like humans, your dog only really recovers during sleep. The more comfort the better. A soft pillow protects the joints and thus guarantees a good night’s sleep and recovery.
A good dog bed also ensures that your furniture is spared. Dogs often have a hand (paw) to jump on benches and chairs to rest here. As soon as they have the option of a comfortable dog bed, this will prevent your furniture from getting covered in hair and that it will last longer.
You should pay attention to this when choosing a dog bed
In general, your dog will sleep well on any dog bed. However, there may be things that you want to take into account when making your choice. For example, does your dog have a tendency to bite into everything he gets his hands on? Then it might be wise to pay attention to the filling. Before you know it, your whole living room will be covered in fluff when he gets to it. The same goes for the fabric. With an ‘enthusiastic’ dog it is wiser to choose a firmer fabric than with a calm dog.
Does your dog play in the mud a lot? Then it is also useful to have a waterproof cover for your dog bed. This way you don’t have to throw the basket away after two uses. In this case it is also better to opt for a removable cover. For example, you can put it in the laundry every week. This is recommended anyway, because with dogs you never know what they are up to and that is how it should be.
How big should a dog bed be?
Dogs generally like to have plenty of room, so for some, the bigger, the better. However, this also depends on the space you have in your home or utility room. The smallest dogs generally have enough space when your dog bed is about 40 x 30 centimeters. Larger dogs such as a Beagle can often manage with a basket of 70 x 50 centimeters and for the largest dogs, depending on the size, a minimum size of 100 x 70 centimeters applies. Of course there are exceptions per type, because you can of course imagine that the largest dogs are still difficult even at 100 x 70. Fortunately, there are of course the real XL dog baskets for that.
What does your dog want?
It is also wise to pay attention to the characteristics of your dog. For example, some dogs like to turn a lot. In this case, a low dog bed with plenty of space is recommended. Other dogs like to lie against something, a dog bed with an elevation is nice in this case. Pay close attention to your dog’s behavior when determining the best dog bed.
Does your dog have little hair? Then a fabric is nice for the colder nights in particular. Especially when the surface of your floor is also cold. Dogs with a lot of hair prefer a colder surface, so a dog bed with a warm fabric is often too hot in this case.