Finding the perfect dog bed has never been easier. With a wide variety of shapes, designs and color options we cater to every dog’s needs. From big to small Pet Life has it all. Having a comfortable place for your dog to sleep is an important part of your dog’s daily routine. Not only does it give your dog a spot that they can call their own they can also take refuge in their beds in stressful situations.
Before even thinking about which dog bed is right for your dog you need to figure out your dog’s sleeping style. Some dogs are known to curl up into a ball when they are sleeping this is to protect their stomach from predators and it’s the way their ancestors use to sleep. Dogs who sleep this way want to trap the heat in and keep their core temperature high for these dogs round dog beds with bolstered sides allow your dog to sleep comfortably. Since the shape of the bed mimics the way your dog sleeps it is the perfect bed for dogs who sleep curled in a ball. With the beds raised edges it keeps the heat evenly dispersed over their bodies instead of just their core.
If you have a dog who sleeps sprawled out dog mats or rectangular beds are the best option. Since these types of dogs like to move around and spread out giving them the largest surface area possible is advised. Dogs who sleep like this are more comfortable in their environment than dog who sleeps curled up since they are sleeping carefree. These mats are also great for people who have larger dogs that won’t be able to fit the standard round size dog bed. Another thing that these mats are good for is cleaning. Since there aren’t and crevices where hair, dirt and dander can get in between these are often the easiest to clean and maintain for longer periods of time.
Pillow dog beds are for dogs who don’t liked being confined to a bed and often bring their pillows around to sleep on. These are more comfortable that traditional dog mats giving them extra support for their bodies without trapping too much heat. If you notice that your dogs are taking pillows off your couch to sleep on, a pillow bed would be the perfect choice for them. What’s great about these beds is that they are portable and comes with a handle which makes it easier to take it in and out of their dog crates. If you are looking for a large style bed for your dog with more support, we recommend the pillow bed.
Senior dogs can have difficulties with their joints and bones in their old age. This means that they can have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep since they find it difficult to get comfortable. Part of the problem is that they can feel the floor underneath their mats or beds agitating their aging bodies. Orthopedic dog beds counteract this by having memory foam to provide that extra support for your dog. These are exceptional for dogs with fragile bones like Greyhounds which can help alleviate the extra stress on their joints when sleeping. This can help lead to a restful night’s sleep and more energetic pup in the morning.
When you are traveling camping dog beds are made with one thing in mind and that’s travel. These are easy to fold and store and are washable. If you have a dog who likes to roll around in the mud and dirt all day cleaning their dog beds can take up a lot of time. These types of dog beds are meant to be breathable to avoid the dog smell clinging to their bed while keeping them warm enough while they sleep. Since these beds are built for travel, they can be used and stored on an airplane if need be making sure you have a dog bed for your fuzzy companion everywhere you go.
If you are looking for the largest surface area where you dog can comfortably sleep rectangular dog beds are built for larger dogs. These beds can come with bolstered edges which give your dog a comfortable place for their head to rest while increasing the heat retention in the bed. If you have an older dog that has trouble keeping his body temperature up heated dog beds are great for senior dogs in cold climates. These are made with heating pads that can turn on and off or they are made with a specific heat retention technology that help evenly distribute their own body heat throughout their bodies.
When you notice that your dog is laying on the cool hard floor instead of their bed it might be time for a cooling dog bed. These beds are often made with a type of cooling gel or liquid that can help reduce your dog’s temperatures in the summer. For dogs who have thick coats a cooling bed might be a necessity. New dog beds are being made daily and air-cooled dog beds uses a fan to help cool down your dog along with a cooled mat making it the perfect choice for dogs with thick coats.
Elevated dog beds are for those pampered pups who loves to sleep in the lap of luxury. These types of beds often double up as orthopedic beds and can even be considered like a mattress. These are designed to both look great and provide your dog with everything they need for a comfortable sleep. Matching your furniture and personal style isn’t an issue with a wide variety of designs, colors and shapes they can fit into any décor. One last bonus with an elevated bed is that it is raised up from the ground giving your dog a bit of distance between the dirty floor and their impeccable coats.