I remember buying a new bed for my puppy many years ago. But sadly, I also remember having to go buy another dog bed only a few months later because the first bed was no longer suitable for my dog. I was immature in my buying and did not consider the key factors that I should have.
So I am writing this article so that no one makes the same mistakes as me. After having dogs for many years, I have discovered 5 things to think about before buying a bed for your dog.
Does your dog sleep curled up or stretched out? This is a determining factor when buying a bed for your dog. If your dog sleeps stretched out, then you’ll want to get a larger bed to compensate for his legs being stretched out.
How old is your dog? Older dogs have bone pain and will need a more comfortable bed. If you have the money, you may want to consider purchasing an orthopedic bed for your dog. If you do, your dog is sure to love it.
Does your dog live indoors or outdoors? If your dog lives outside, you definitely don’t want to have a bed that can be ruined by inclement weather.
Does your dog like to sleep on your couch? If they do, you may want to consider buying them a sofa bed. Not only will they love it, but you’ll be back in control of your sofa.
Is your dog still in a chewing phase of his life? If so, you probably want to stay away from beds stuffed with cotton material. I remember my puppy tore his first bed to pieces. And the worst thing was having to pick up every last piece of cotton that was scattered on the floor.
So be sure to think about these 5 things when shopping for a dog bed. It can save you from having to buy another bed in the future.