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Archive for March, 2009

Buying A Dog Bed

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Today, dog beds are considered an important part of bringing up your pooch. Not only are dog beds available in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials, but they also express your love and care towards your faithful canine friend.

Before buying a dog bed, it is important to measure your dog so you can be sure to get a bed that is the right size for your pet. You should measure your dog from nose to the tip of their tail and then measure from their head to the floor. This will give you the approximate length and width you need in a dog bed. If you are looking at a bed with a mattress add at least 12 inches more to your measurements.

Once you know what size you need you can look at the various styles. To determine what style of bed suits your pet you need to closely observe their sleeping habits. Where is your dogs favorite resting place? In what position does he sleep in? Does your buddy head straight for a soft cushioned spot after a day outdoors? If so he may need a bed with extra support to cushion his joints after a long day at play. Maybe at the end of the day you always find your dog lying on his back on your bed snoozing. If this is the case your pooch may like a soft, roomy place to crash like a lounging bed. If you usually find your dog curled up to catch some Zs your best bet would be a nestling bed. Soft and plush with higher walls or sides for support help your dog feel safe and protected.

You need to consider a few more things even after you have found the perfect size and style of bed for your dog. Will this bed be used outside? Do you need one for travel? Dog beds come in styles that will stand up to the elements and fold compactly for portability. Next choose what type of filling you want in the bed based on the amount of support your dog needs. Once you have determined all of the above you can look at prices. When investing in a dog bed like Cozy Cave Bed it is important to get one made with quality that will fit your dog and actually be used by your dog.

If you make all of these considerations when choosing a bed pattern for your dog, you’ll be sure to end up with something that both you and your dog will like.