Basic Pet Bed Designs
Different types of pet beds correlate with the furry user?s size and sleeping arrangement. It?s very similar to if you were buying a bed for yourself, only without choosing a mattress and bed frame separately. There are three basic pet bed design types to meet the need of your pet.
Orthopedic Support Beds
If you have an older pet with joint problems, a bed with support may do the trick. Many of these them feature orthopedic filling or foam. The filling lessens the tension and stress on joints making them more relaxed.
Dogs in need of support usually will sleep on their sides and belly with their legs out or tucked into their bodies. If you notice that your aging pet lies down more, then this bed is usually a good option.
Nestling Pet Beds
Pets that like to curl up in the corner of a couch might prefer a nestling pet bed. Some dogs prefer this type because it offers the comfort of protection. The sensation brings the feeling of warmth and protection over the dog to make them more comfortable.
Lounging Pet Beds
If you ever see your dog sleep on their back, a lounging pet bed might be perfect for them. These beds usually will cover a wider area allowing the dog to sprawl out versus curl up or nestle. These beds offer soft support usually and come in round or square designs for easy sprawling. This is usually typical for younger dogs most of the time.
How To Select A Bed For Your Dog or Cat
There is nothing wrong with having your pet sleep with you on your bed or on the couch, but every pet should have their own bed for its own use. There is a wide variety of products that will accommodate any pet, large or small.
What Position Does Your Pet Sleep in?
Choosing the correct pet bed will depend on a few things. A few things to consider are the size of the pet, how they sleep and any health considerations to take into account. If your cat or dog typically likes to curl up into a ball a circular or donut-shaped bed usually accommodates this well.
When a pet likes to sprawl out a long or rectangular pet bed is a good choice for this as well. If your dog has special health considerations such as allegories, key fabrics would be needed to combat this problem. Also, machine-washable beds are a great help to this as well as materials that are hypoallergenic.
Does Your Pet Need Extra Support or Specialty Bedding?
Some pets have mobility issues and weak joints as they get older. Orthopedic beds are a great help for this. Also in rare cases, you might have problems with your dog having accidents in the middle of the night because they are too old to get up and let you know they need to go out. Some pet beds offer a system that helps combat the mess of bed-wetting.
Getting a pet bed will allow your pet to have more freedom and be more independent with its lifestyle. They can help keep your pet healthy and comfortable as they grow older. If you?re ever stuck between sizes, it?s always better to get the larger one.
Outdoor and Waterproof Pet Beds
If your dog spends their days outside, get an outdoor bed to fit in a porch or doghouse. Outdoor beds will be resistant to mold, fungus and other outdoor hazards to help keep your pet safe. Choosing the right fabric is essential as well.
Waterproof dog beds increase in durability and comfort for the user. The dog in question will remain clean because you can clean the material with ease and not worry about damage.
Self Heating Dog And Cat Beds
When you want to keep your pets away from the heating vents or sleeping on top of you, these beds do nicely. We recommend using them for dog breeds that have thin coats, or for your elderly canines.
Each self-heating bed is designed to protect your pet. Some use fibers that absorb the dog?s body heat and store it to warm them up for any occasion. Others have thermostats that are programmed to match the room?s temperature and shut off in case of overheating. You have many options
Igloo Dog Beds
These igloo dog beds are named for their shape. Since traditional igloos were made to protect against wintry weathers, the smaller counterparts serve the same purpose. In addition to being unique, the shape insulates from the cold and keeps the heat inside. They pair well with outdoor dog kennels,
Owners find this type of dog bed easy to assemble and install. The igloo shape is good for withstanding natural elements, in the case of snow or rain. Certain models can also receive heating pad and ventilation upgrades to increase comfort.
Crate Beds and Pads
Crates tend to be used for dog training and transportation. It may save you from many injuries while transporting them to the vet. When you are traveling, a crate is a good idea when sleeping in a hotel room or someone?s Airbnb. You can also use them in the case that you need to leave your pet at home.
A crate pad can go with the box or kennel. Since crate floors tend to be hard plastic or wood, it can prove uncomfortable for a pup. The pad offers some much-needed cushioning and allows the dog to sleep well.
Dog Bed Benefits
Some dogs have special needs, especially those that are large or elderly. As large breeds get older they can develop joint pain. With small dogs, they usually develop these pains from jumping. Orthopedic beds with self-heating thermal cushions are available to help relieve this pain.
A pet bed also helps with keeping your home clean. If you have a shedder, you know how annoying it is to clean the hair. When they lie down in numerous places, it?s even more of a problem especially if they love mud or swimming. A cat or dog bed centralizes this shedding to one area to help keep your home free of grime, dander and stray fur.
Most dog beds offer easily removable covers or slips. Each is easy to clean and machine-washable. The dog bed gives them a place to scratch, shed, scrape and slobber as much as they want. In the end, while the dog bed won?t obviously eliminate all dirt, it sure does make cleaning the sofa much easier.
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Moore Pet Supplies is ready to help improve your dog or cat?s sleep quality. We also sell pet doors that insulate against heat and other necessary supplies.
Contact us today to make your order. Our experts will help you find the perfect bed for your elderly dogs or stubborn cats.