Everybody need to good sleep at night on your bed, dog also like to sleep when thy have a time and like to sleep on comfort bed as well.
Is Your Dog Getting a Good Nights Sleep?
By Jen Moore
The type of dog bed you choose will depend on your own sense of style. However, there are a number of criteria to consider that are common across the gamut of bed options. The following are factors to consider when choosing a bed for your dog.
1. Size of Bed: The first and most obvious criteria to consider in choosing a bed is size. Measure your dog standing up; from tip of nose to base of tail and also from floor to shoulders. This will give you an approximate length and width for your dog bed. Just to be sure measure your dog again in her favorite sleeping position; perhaps her length when fully stretched out, or her diameter when curled into a ball and then add 6 to 12 inches. The right size bed will match or be slightly larger than your measurements. Beds that are too small will not be comfortable for your dog and won’t be used.
2. Location of Bed: Take note of your dog’s favorite sleeping locations. Buy a bed that compliments the room where your dog sleeps the most. If your dog sleeps equally in various places you may want a bed that can be easily moved and matches the decor of several rooms. Also keep in mind the height of the beds. Small dogs or older dogs may have a hard time climbing up onto a platform or furniture type beds.
3. Shape of Bed: If your dog curls up when sleeping, then a nest or ball is the right choice for him. These types of beds also provide excellent cold-weather insulation as since your dog can snuggle down inside the bed. If your pet stretches out when sleeping, then a more conventional dog mattress might be the right choice. Mattress beds allow your dog to stretch out and find whatever position suits her best.
Your dog might be a stretcher and a curler! Dogs that enjoy both stretching out and curling up might be best with a human-type furniture dog beds. The arms and back of these small sofas are great for snuggling, but the long length allows your dog to stretch out too. The other added advantage is that these beds are elevated allowing for air circulation.
4. Bed Material: The basic bed filler choices are either solid foam or stuffing. Inexpensive dog beds often use cheap foam that can flatten out within several months. It is often worthwhile to pay a little more for a better quality bed that will last several years.
There are different types of "stuffed" beds to choose from. Make sure that your bed uses "high-loft foam pieces" for stuffing which means that it will not flatten out and harden over time. Also make sure that you choose a dog bed style that uses "baffled chambers" that will keep the stuffing evenly distributed throughout the bed. A bed that is "baffled" into quarters will keep the stuffing from shifting to the outside edges as your dog snuggles in.
Solid foam bed mattresses can stand up to heavier dogs and therefore are good for larger breeds. If your dog has arthritis or hip problems, you may want to speak to your vet about an orthopedic foam dog bed.
5. Bed Covers: Make sure that the bed cover is removable, durable and, above all else, machine washable. Do not even consider buying a dog bed that doesn’t have a removable cover. In the unfortunate event of dog fleas, you will need to remove the cover and wash it in hot water more than once. Choose a durable fabric that can stand up to sharpish toenails and the occasional gnaw or chew. Make sure that the seams of the cover are double-stitched and the cover has a good quality and heavy duty zipper. Open and close the zipper a number of times in the store before purchase. A stain-resistant fabric for the bed cover is another handy feature.
Remember when your dog gets a good night’s sleep you do too. Make an educated decision when choosing a dog bed and you won’t be disappointed.
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