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10 Things To Remember While Buying A Dog Bed

Don’t we feel better on a comfy bed with our heads supported by a soft cloud-like pillow, Provide a dog bed to your pup a space that’s not only comfortable but also supportive and soft. A dog bed is a place of security that belongs to your furry friend, buying an excellent dog bed will make your fur buddy float among the clouds. As we all know dogs often get into a lot of adventures like Chasing, Digging, Biting, Chewing toys and Barking at strangers throughout the day and the dog bed cannot be used as a place of punishment. A Pet bed also protects your home from fur, dirt and pet dandruff on your bed or any furniture and also acts as a shield against the cold hard floor and helps to prevent injuries. A comfy dog bed supports the joints of developing puppies and ensures a good night's rest.
Buying a dog bed may seem a simple task but it's more complex than you think, You have a lot of options when it comes to picking dog beds such as big, small, round, rectangular, coloured patterned, custom luxury dog beds and designed beds.

10 Things To Remember While Buying A Dog Bed

 1.  Measurement of your pooch

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The very essential thing you should know before buying a dog bed is the measurement of your dog. Choosing a bed of the right length adds a lot to the comfort and ease of your dog. Before making a purchase, take some measurements of your pup to verify how big it is. Height, length and weight can make a huge difference when choosing a bed, so take a note of all those attributes.   

2.  Size of the bed 

Paradise Dog Bed

After you have taken your dog’s measurement you can start looking for different dog beds. Dog beds differ in size, if the bed you get your dog is too big or too small, the dog will not find it comfortable and likely never use it. Most beds will have a recommended height and weight for dogs that will help guide you in the right direction.

 3.  Washable dog bed

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Dogs can get a better quality of rest if their bed is spotless and smells good. If you don’t want to invest all your free time washing your pooch’s bed, find a washable dog bed that is easy to clean. Ideally, you should have removable covers on it that you can take off and pop right into your washing machine. Dog bed need to be washed regularly at least once a week as dogs eat treat, pass gas, urinate etc. Hence keeping the bed clean and fresh is much needed.

4.  A bed that suits your home decor

Soft Sky Luxurious Dog Bed

Our pets are a part of our family and our belongings should blend in with our home decor. The bed that you buy should be stylish enough to suit your home. If your home reflects neutral décor, it wouldn’t be a good idea to buy a bright-coloured dog bed. Look around your home and think about where you should put the bed. The bed you buy should fit into the available space. Go with the one that fits well and pleases your eyes.

 5.  Prioritize durability 

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Some dogs have destructive chewing habits that can cause them to destroy things around them, including their bed, so buy a dog bed that cannot be chewed up. You might want to look around for a dog bed made of more durable material or the one that your dog cannot chew in such an instance one can opt for an eco-friendly bed that won’t harm the environment. A durable dog bed prevent your dog from doing any damage to itself. Waterproof dog beds are durable and highly hygienic which allows you to keep the bed with you for years. 

 6.  Consider your pup’s sleeping habits and needs

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Like humans, dogs have certain preferences and needs. If you want your pet to enjoy quality sleep day and night, you have to take note of their habits and likes. All dogs sleep differently some like to stretch out, some like to cuddle and some with feet in the air. This is why it’s important to have a bed the space that dogs can have all to themselves.

 7.  Buy a bed that can be used both indoor and outdoor

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If you want to layout your dog in the sun in your backyard or even bring your dog along on your next trip. If you try to do this with an indoor dog bed, you could run into problems. When exposed to the elements indoor dog beds will break down quickly. But there are some dog beds that can be used both inside and out.  

 8.  The shape of the bed

Pink dog bed

Dog beds come in many different shapes round, rectangular, oval and flat. Big dogs will require more space to spread out, so a flat or rectangular bed would be more beneficial. Round or oval beds with a side are great when your dogs want to curl up. Your dog’s comfort and support are the most important factors in buying a bed. 

9.  Materials of bed and stuffing

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The material of a bed is yet another factor to consider. Dogs love to snuggle up in a comfy place. That’s the reason why while choosing luxury dog beds for large dogs, one must consider the best plush surface for your dear pooch. The necessity of strong materials isn’t only crucial for how long the bed will last, but also for how well hold together against the abuse it might take. Bacteria, water moisture and urine will have a harder time penetrating but cleaning a dirty or stained waterproof lining is incredibly easy.

 10.  Pick out a bed with plenty of padding 

Green dog bed

You want your dog to be as comfortable as it can be when it lays down in its bed. That’s the reason you should pick out a dog bed for your dog that has a lot of padding inside it. Look for a bed that has at least a few inches worth of padding inside of it. It will set your dog up with all the cushioning it could ever want or need when it goes to take a nap. 

Keep in mind some of the above tips and you should be well on your way to finding your much need and much wanted dog bed.