When choosing pet dog beds, there are a few things that you need to consider. You want to pick the best bed for your dog. To do so, you need to know the different options available for pets and which of those will give your dog the most comfort.
First, consider the size. If he is a big pet, he will need a larger bed and smaller pets will need smaller beds. For a puppy that is still growing, you have two choices. The most expensive choice is to buy a small sized bed for him and purchase more as he continues grow. For a more practical and affordable choice, purchase a dog bed that will fit his breed when he becomes an adult. He will grow into it eventually.
Then you must factor in the health needs of your pet. If your pet is healthy, this shouldn't be a concern. However, dogs that are ill, arthritic or old will need orthopedic pet beds. These dog beds are thicker than normal beds and some come with memory foam technology.
Next, consider your dog's comfort. With a wide variety of pet beds to choose from, making the right choice can be intimidating. However, there are five basic types of pet beds: rugs, mats, pillows, cuddlers and sofas. Rugs and mats are similar, but the rug is the thinner of the two. Pillows are basically big cushions. But the most popular style is a cuddler; it's similar to a pillow but it is supported with three sides. This support allows the pet to curl up comfortably inside the bed. Last are dog sofas that are made to look like miniature human sofas but are designed and sized for dogs.
Once you have looked at some beds, work out a budget. Pet beds can cost as low as $10 and all the way up to the $100s of dollars. A fleece rug will cost the least, but a dog sofa will be the most expensive. When you have a budget in mind, you can shop more confidently.
When you find pet beds you are interested in, check to see what materials are used to fill the bed. Most of the dog beds available are filled with foam because of its softness. However, there are some dog beds that are filled with cedar to repel fleas. If you select one with a cedar filling, be sure refilling is an option. You also want to make sure that the bed is washable. If the covering can be removed and washed, this will make your job much easier. This may or may not be some concern for you, but consider if you want to match the dog bed with the colors of the room where your dog will sleep.