Dogs love to snooze so much that they spend around 50 percent of their day sleeping. In fact, adult dogs sleep up to 14 hours per day. Since they sleep more than humans do, dogs deserve to have their own cosy beds.
How do you choose the most comfortable bedding for your dog? There are different beddings available in the market. Finding the right one depends on several factors. Here are some things to think about:
Choose washable types
Dog beds come in different sizes, shapes and styles. For the owner, one of the most important things to take into account is if it’s washable. You must be able to wash your pet’s bed—or at least the cover—regularly to keep it clean and odour-free.
While small pet bedding can fit home machines, bigger beds may require a commercial cleaner. To save on your budget, buy a cover that zips on and off easily for washing.
Choose the right cushion
Bed cushions come in different types. They also offer different levels of comfort. Mats, for one, provide comfort and protection from hard floors. It is best used when you’re out travelling.
On the other hand, hammock-type beds are easy to clean, but doesn’t offer much padding. There’s the loose-fill bed, which is basically a pillow with polyester filling. This fits the warmer climate and younger dogs.
Some also consider the design and colour of the bedding. Choose from solid colours or printed variants—it will depend on the personality of your dog and other factors. Think about the weather: will a black bed make your pet feel uncomfortable in summer?
While choosing the best dog bed can be as simple as knowing these two things, you still need to assess your dog’s size, age and habits. After all, pets also deserve warmth and comfort.