Choose your Dogs's Bed
Just like you, your pet also needs a comfortable and suitable place to rest. Therefore, it is important that you know how to choose your dog’s bed correctly so that it is the perfect one for his rest.
Why is it relevant to choose a bed for the dog?
Adult dogs can sleep an average of 10-12 hours a day, while puppies, when they are newborns, can sleep between 17 and 20 hours.
With so many hours of rest, you will understand that it is essential to give them support so that they do it as comfortable as possible.
Otherwise, they themselves will seek that comfort, being able to select your sofa or your own bed.
In addition to comfort, choosing your dog’s bed is important because it becomes a protective barrier during winter and summer, isolating the animal from hot or cold ground.
Tips for choosing a dog bed
When choosing a bed for your pet, two things can happen:
Don’t ask yourself any questions and choose the first one you see that you like.
That many doubts arise and you do not know which one to choose.
In either case, ideally you should take the following advice into consideration.
When choosing the bed for your dog, you must take into account several considerations, because it is not only important that the animal fits in it.
Measure your dog while he is resting and add a few more centimeters to the total length when you go to choose the bed.
It is essential that you respect the way your dog sleeps. Therefore, if you usually sleep stretched out, you will need a much larger bed without borders, such as a mattress or mattress.
On the contrary, if your dog is one of those who rests in a ball, you will require a somewhat smaller bed with edges so that it feels sheltered.
The materials from which your pet’s bed is made are also another characteristic to take into account when choosing it. This is so because keeping it clean is crucial.
Normally, there are two types of bed:
Those that are made entirely of cloth and other washable materials, that is, they do not have rigid structures.
Those that are made up of a rigid structure together with a washable mattress.
When you go to choose your dog’s bed, you also have to keep in mind where it is going to be located.
In case your dog sleeps inside, his bed should be located in a quiet place, where he will not be disturbed. The material from which it is made is not so important in this case.
On the other hand, if the dog sleeps outside, he will need a bed that is resistant to mold and other environmental factors, in addition to providing a kennel as a shelter for his well-being.
Orthopedic dog bed
If your pet is already elderly or sick and suffers from joint or bone problems, the ideal is for you to look for an orthopedic bed.
These are made of orthopedic foam and you will be able to differentiate them from others because when you press on the mattress and release it, in a few seconds the foam will return to its initial position.
It is not a bed in itself, but it is an ideal accessory for when the heat hits in summer.
The cooling mattress or refreshing mat for dogs is a rectangular-shaped element that has a cooling gel inside that is activated by contact with the canine body.
When the animal lies on it, the gel molecules break, absorbing the heat given off by the dog and gradually cooling down.
The great thing about these mats is that they are thin and very portable, so you can place them on top of your dog’s own bed mattress.
A good rest is also essential to guarantee an optimal quality of life for your pet. Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing your dog’s bed well!