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paw print Dog Beds: How to Choose the Right One for Your Dog

To a dog, sleeping is a very important activity. They sleep an average of 13 to 14 hours a day, so having the right bed is essential for their comfort and well-being. There are many choices out there and dog beds can range from the ultra lux to simple and functional. So how do you make the right choice for your dog?

Consider these things:

The size of your dog is crucial! Dogs grow up pretty fast, so make sure you choose a dog bed that will fit him as an adult. Nothing else matters if you don’t get the right size.

When looking through the many dog beds, check the quality of the material and make sure that it is sturdy. All dogs are different and you don’t want to choose a bed your dog will shred.

Will you be using the dog bed indoors or outdoors? If you are looking at outdoor dog beds then it’s important to consider things such as does the bed have an inner wrap that keeps moisture out or is it waterproof.

It’s important to look for dog beds that are washable.

What is the climate like where you live? Make sure you pick a dog bed that is suitable for the climate in which you live. Depending on the season, you might want to consider having one bed for the winter season and another for summer.

How will the bed look in your home? Dog beds come in a variety of colors and styles (including designer dog beds), making it easier to choose one that fits with houses décor.

Does your dog have any special conditions such as Arthritis or stiffness? You may want to purchase an orthopedic bed. These beds are filled with medical-grade foam and are perfect for older dogs. Some even come heated…

Do you take your dog on trips with you? Then you may want to consider a portable dog bed.

It is apparent that there are a lot of options to consider when choosing the right dog bed. Of course you want your dog to be comfortable, but dog beds also need to be functional (conserve your dog’s body heat, is easy to clean, waterproof or moisture resistant and durable). After carefully considering your dog’s needs, I’m sure you’ll make the right choice.

Measuring your dog:

As a general rule, the dog should be measured while he’s sleeping and then add a few inches. Compare the measurements with the specifications of the bed to determine if you need a small dog bed or a large dog bed. Please note that the dog bed you choose should have enough room for the dog to easily move around in and stretch out.

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