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Dog Bed Selection

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Brett Kasa

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Many people say that they are dog lovers or not fans of dogs at all, but ‘dogs’ really is an umbrella term for a very large and varied group of animals. Small dogs and large dogs often have very different needs, some of a surface nature while others are much more critical to the health and safety of these dogs. One situation pet caretakers often face is selecting the proper pet bed for their dogs, and while this certainly falls into the category of surface-level concerns, it is something that needs to be addressed differently for caretakers of large dogs and small dogs.


Larger dogs need an apt amount of space to get comfortable and warm enough to sleep throughout a regular cycle. Oftentimes, people with the best of intentions buy general pet beds, not realizing that their dogs are simply too large to fit in them comfortably. You can always allow your big dog to sleep in bed with you or use the furniture for rest at will, but many homeowners are uncomfortable allowing their pets such free reign on use of said furniture. After all, it is much more difficult to get them to stop using furniture after they’re used to using it all so freely before.


With small dogs, the size of the dog bed matters less (most will fit), but you won’t need to get something large and extravagant if your dog is about the size of a typical house cat. If you have a smaller dog at home, even a combination of some really warm, cozy blankets and pillows on the floor can work, though you may have to rearrange them constantly as your dog is surely not going to keep them in place himself. Stick with something size-fitting and soft, and you really can’t go wrong.


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