Beds & Furniture

Why picking the right dog bed is SO important

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Written by Bronwyn Hall

When buying a dog bed for your four legged friend it’s easy to fall into the trap of picking the one that you think looks the best.

You might pick a bed that compliments the décor in your house or you might be tempted to go for the most cost effective option. What is important, though, is that you purchase the right bed for your dog. This all depends on your dogs age, breed, health and much more.

For example, if you have a large breed dog then you may wish to consider buying something that is comfortable and allows your dog to stretch out. If your dog is cooped up, he could end up putting strain on his body. You also need to consider something durable that can hold your dogs weight. Read our article here for more information on large breed dog beds such as this Superior Dog Duvets by Pets And Leisure.

Superior Dog Duvets by Pets And Leisure Beds for large breedsFor a dog with a health condition such as hip dysplasia, you may wish to look into memory form dog beds. Memory foam is the only bed manufacturing material which has been ranked higher in all researches done over this hip dysplasia topic. The reason behind its popularity in manufacturing of dogs beds is that it deliver maximum pain relief and comfort level to dogs (read more here).

Have a look at this Sleeping Dogs Luxury Memory Foam Dog Bed.

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For a small and sturdy dog – such as the Pug or French Bulldog – an equally small and sturdy bed is required. Think about something that will be able to support your dog whilst keeping it comfortable. You may also wish to consider a flat bed for dogs who are brachycephalic (flat faced) so that it doesn’t further hinder their breathing. Something like this Mutts and Hounds Luxury Union Jack Pillow Dog Bed would work perfectly.

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About the author

Bronwyn Hall

Somebody once called me a fairy dogmother but most people call me a crazy dog lady.