A common query from pet owners is “what diet should I feed my dog?”. With so many dog food brands available to choose from, a decision can be hard to
Does A Dog Need A Bed?
Does a dog need a bed?
How many dog beds should a dog have? Even if your dog is allowed to sleep in your human bed, every dog should have their own bed – or two or three.
There are plenty of benefits to having dog beds. They can be used for napping during the day and sleeping in at night.
The dog bed will keep your dog warm, support arthritic joints. They should be spaces that puppy’s or adult dogs can have to themselves.
If you’re allergic to your dogs, then they certainly need to sleep somewhere besides your bed.
Travel dog beds can also be taken with you, so that your dog feels comfortable and is able to sleep somewhere familiar.
Our beds are easy to wash, making life easier if your dog has accidents, or rolls in something stinky!
A bed shouldn’t be used as a place for punishment. It should provide security for your dog, and they should feel safe in it.
All dogs should benefit from having a place where they can feel calm during the day or night.
What Kinds Of Dog Beds Are There?
- Traditional beds that provide a safe and secure environment for your dog to snuggle down and rest.
- Dog Blankets are a simple cost effective solution, if they provide a cosy sleeping area
Special Dog Beds For Seniors Or Larger Dogs
- Orthopedic beds support joints in senior dogs & most larger dogs prefer them; quality solutions contain a high quality solid memory foam. These beds help to relieve pressure points in dogs with arthritis.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a condition that affects joints and causes them to become swollen and painful.
Bones in a healthy joint have a smooth surface, which allows them to glide past each other when moving around.
A joint with arthritis has an uneven and worn surface, which means that instead of gliding, the bone surfaces rub against each other, causing swelling and pain.
Over time, arthritic joints become gradually thickened and stiff because and they start to produce new bone that isn’t needed. The extra bone causes more pain when your dog moves around.
What size of dog bed do I need?