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Finding The Best Dog Bed For Your Pet

Finding The Best Dog Bed For Your Pet

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All dogs are different and, therefore, they have different needs when it comes to the type and size of bed that they are best suited to. The age, size, breed and specific health conditions of your pet are all factors that determine the type of bed they need.

To make sure you invest in the correct bed for your dog, follow this helpful guide.

Take Measurements

Size is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a dog bed. The bed needs to be comfortable for your pooch, so shouldn't be too small or too large. Your dog should be able to lie comfortably when they are stretching out their legs or when they are curling up.

To determine the size of bed to buy, take some measurements of your dog. First, measure your dog from its nose, to where its tail starts. Then, measure the length of your dog's front and back legs. Once you know these measurements, you can use them to assess whether your dog will have enough room in its new bed.

Choose a Style

After making sure you know what size bed you need to buy, you should pick a style of bed for your pooch.

If your dog likes to sprawl out in its bed, choosing a bed that is flat and large, such as the Danish Design Eco-Luxury Dog Duvet, is probably the most comfortable option. Whereas, if your dog likes to curl up in bed, choosing a dog bed with sides will suit your dog. The House of Paws Oval Snuggle Beds or Danish Design Slumber Dog Bed are great options for dog beds with sides.

Alternatively, if your dog likes to sleep in a crate, you can choose the House of Paws Crate Mat for additional comfort.

FatFace Luxury Dog Beds

Types of Dog Bed

After choosing the size and style of dog bed that you think will suit your pet, consider your pet's specific needs. For example, older dogs may need additional padding when sleeping and dogs who enjoy the outdoors may benefit from an outdoor dog bed.

Orthopaedic Dog Bed

If your dog is older or has joint or muscle pain, an orthopaedic dog bed is the best style to choose. An orthopaedic dog bed will be filled with a memory foam mattress that conforms to your pet's body, allowing pressure to be relieved from their joints and muscles.

Outdoor Dog Bed

For dogs that love the outdoors, consider purchasing an all-weather, outdoor dog bed. Most dogs love to be outside, but some spend more times outside than in. For these dogs, the House of Paws All Weather Dog Mattress is an excellent option.

An outdoor dog bed is also a great option for taking on road trips and excursions so that your pet always has somewhere comfortable to take a nap.

Luxury Dog Bed

If you've got a pampered pooch, maybe your dog would prefer a luxury dog bed. Luxury dog beds not only look great in your home and provide comfort for your dog, but they are also often machine washable and of a higher-quality.

So, if you want to invest in a dog bed that is durable and fashionable, try the House of Paws Herringbone Dog Bed or the Barbour Luxury Tartan Dog Bed.

Indestructible Dog Bed

The term indestructible dog bed is one of the most widely searched dog bed phrases on the internet. However, unfortunately, there is no such thing as an indestructible dog bed. Some dog beds are more durable than others, but no bed is truly indestructible.

If you have a dog that chews or destroys its bed, it is likely that your pet will require training to get them out of the habit. Dogs usually chew and destroy their beds out of anxiety or boredom, so addressing these issues will help rectify their destructive behaviour.

For more info or to browse our range of dog beds, feel free to pick up the phone or pop into our shop for a chat. There is a dog friendly cafe on site too!