Choosing a bed that can be easily moved about the house and fits the decor in several rooms can be helpful. You should choose a bed that matches the room where your dog spends the most time sleeping. A very important factor is the height of dog beds. You may not want to consider a platform or furniture type dog bed for Small dog or dogs with arthritis that may have a difficult time climbing.
And what if you have a dog that loves playing and hanging out outside? You can get a bed for them that weathers well, is durable, and matches your dogs personality. Do you have a dog that you love to spoil? What about an extra cushy micro-suede couch? And of course you can match your dogs bed to your own style and decorating personality too. From whimsical to contemporary and everything in between, there is a dog bed to match your purpose and personality.
If you are thinking of buying a mattress dog bed, you will need to add 12 inches to the two measurements you have taken. By doing this you can get an approximate width and length for a flat dog bed. Measure your dog another time in his favorite sleeping position; perhaps his length when fully stretched out, or his diameter when curled into a ball. For nest beds, measure the length of your dog while he is curled up in the sleeping position. To do this, measure from the top of the head to the point where the tail meets the hindquarters and then add 7 to 9 inches to this measurement.
And what about the dog bed that sits at the end of your bed? You can find great elevated dog beds or couches that perfectly match your needs. Circles, squares, rectangles, ovals, raised beds, couches, and the good old fashioned dog pillow are all options depending on where you are placing your dogs bed.
Finding the right dog bed for your dog can solve a number of problems. It can help your dog feel secure and safe. It can give you a special location to send your dog when you need them to stay. For example, during mealtime, bedtime or when you have company you can send your dog to their bed and if you have chosen your dogs bed wisely, they will happily go.
And as mentioned before if your pet has bladder control issues you will want to make sure the bed is easily washed to resume its form or that it is waterproof. Beds come in almost every shape, style and color. This is important because it means you can find the perfect bed for your home. For example, what if you have an empty corner in your living room thats perfect for your dogs bed? Then why not get them a bed thats designed to fit into a corner?
Your dogs health and age are also important considerations when choosing a bed. For example, if you have an older dog, you want the bed to be easy for them to get into and out of. An elevated bed, like a pet couch, may be ideal for larger animals so they do not have to stoop down to get into their bed. Likewise a smaller bed with low sides would be ideal for an aging toy breed. This eliminates them having to step over any tall sides.
Because Dogs can be messy, you need to make sure that your dog bed cover is up to the challenge. You should look for machine-washable fabrics that can be removed and washed in the laundry. Make sure that the seams are double-stitched to ensure durability. Stain-resistant fabric for your dog bed is another great feature to look for. Many sofa-type dog beds can be purchased with a washable slip cover which is worth the extra money when it comes time to clean.
Selecting the shape of your dogs bed is another very important factor when shopping for a dog bed. Dog beds come in several different shapes; round nests, donut or cuddler beds, round fluffy balls or pillows, square flat mattresses and sofa shaped furniture.
It makes sense then that not just any and all beds of dog will do. You need to choose it thats perfect for your dog and their unique needs and personality. There are many very important considerations to make. Lets take a look at them individually.
The most comfortable dog bed for your dog will usually be a little larger than your measurements. If you end up with a bed that is too small, it will probably not be comfortable for your dog. You should allow room for growth, if your dog is still a puppy, and you want to make sure there is room for your dog to move regardless of whether your dog is still growing or if he is full grown.
The material the bed is made from can be critically important. Dogs can have allergies or skin sensitivities to some materials and fillings. Additionally, the purpose for your dogs bed and their health need to be considered when choosing dog bed materials.