by: Stefan Rockhaus
Have you ever thought of purchasing a quality bed for your dog? Dogs also enjoy the comfort of a quality bed, just like we do. A dog bed provides warmth, support and a sense of security to your dog. Providing a bed for your dog certainly means more to them than we would think.
When shopping for other items for your dog such as a leash, food, collar or a bowl, a quality dog bed must be at the top of your list. Providing a comfortable bed for your dog is far more important than cost.
Some of the advantages of providing a quality bed for your dog include:
Insulation: A quality bed protects your dog from both the heat of the summer, and the cold of the winter.
Personal Space: A dog bed will give your dog his or her own personal space. Your dog can do whatever it would like to do there. This space will provide your dog with an additional sense of security.
Cushion: Older dogs and dogs with bone or joint problems need to have a bed with a mattress. Special cushion beds are designed for these dogs.
Shed and Dander Control: A dog bed will make it easy for you to clean the shedding and dander of your dog, as most of it will get accumulated in one place. Almost all dog beds are reversible, which gives your dog an extra surface to lie on. It is very easy to clean these beds, you just need to wipe the dirt off with a wet cloth or hose it down outside.
Elements Protection: If your dog spends most of its time outside, it is better to provide your dog with the bed that can be used inside and outside of your home. This bed is strong and water resistant, and also easy to keep clean.
Selecting the Appropriate Dog Bed
Like humans, dogs also sleep in different positions. Measure your dog before purchasing a dog bed, and add five inches to it, so that your dog can rest in his or her favorite lying position. If it is not possible for you to measure your dog while it is lying down, then you can measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail. Then add five inches to this measurement.
Before purchasing a dog bed, think which one will suit your dog the best, while keeping in mind that it is going to be his or her favorite resting place. Low quality dog beds are easily torn and are not durable. A good quality dog bed is not only durable, but it will also protect your dog from diseases, as you will be able to keep it clean easier.