Like humans, dogs need a good night‘s sleep. They are active animals who enjoy exploring, sniffing, and playing, but it's also very important for them to get enough rest. While dogs often lay down in a multitude of places throughout your house, your dog needs to have its own space for napping and resting at night. When it comes to dog beds, there is no one size fits all. There are a lot of choices for dog beds and it can be overwhelming to pick the right one. To find the best bed for your dog, you’ll need basic information such as your dog‘s age, weight, and any health issues. But you’ll also need more particular stuff like their sleeping style if they run hot, whether they chew things. As well don‘t forget your own concerns, such as the bed‘s size and price, as well as whether the bed fits with your décor.
YOUR DOG‘S SLEEPING STYLE
- It is very important to think about your dog‘s sleeping style. If your dog sleeps stretched out completely – you need a big bed. If your dog likes to curl up – think about a smaller bed with sides to lean on. Look at your dog to see whether it tends to be cold or hot while sleeping. Different shapes and styles of beds can help your dog regulate temperature. Some beds come with heating or cooling pads or you can additional to buy it.
- Consider if your dog tends to chew. If you know your dog is prone to chewing and destroying things, think about choosing a simpler, cheaper bed without extra features. It will not cost much to replace it.
MEASURE YOUR DOG WHILE SLEEPING
- Your dog needs enough space to lay down comfortably. Measure your dog while it is sleeping from nose to tail. To be safe, add a couple inches to that measurement.
- Keep in mind whether your dog is fully grown or still a puppy. You don‘t want to buy a bed now and a larger later. You can add blankets or padding to a larger bed.
YOUR DOG‘S SPECIAL NEEDS
- If your dog is older or has health issues. As well if you find that your dog is tossing around at night or having trouble moving in the morning an orthopedic dog bed may be a smart purchase.Orthopedic, memory foam beds can help decompress your dog‘s neck and spine as they rest. Moreover, they can be exceptionally comfortable even for dogs with joint or arthritis.
- Long-haired dogs or those with thick fur, the best option is beds that offer a chance to cool off, because they tend to overheat while sleeping. You can find beds with an “open-cell” foam design, which keeps your dog cool during use.
- For hot summer days or for dogs that have double coats and overheat easily, gel mats are a great option. provides more cushioning than hardwood floors or tile. Also, it can be put on top of its bed or couch.
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