Are you considering replacing your dog's bed this Spring? If so, we've compiled a short list of things you might want to consider when approaching this task.
There are various types of dog beds available to buy, and it can be quite a daunting chore to choose the most suitable one. Memory Foam, Water-Resistant or Self-Heating? Beds with walls or just flat pillows?
If you watch your dog sleep you’ll notice they get into lots of different positions: stretched out, curled up, on their back or even on their front. It’s important to make sure you chose the right size bed for your dog. It should be large enough for them to be able to lie comfortably in all positions.
Dog beds should be sufficiently padded, made from a comfortable material. and easily washable. If you want a dog bed to take camping, into the garden or on any adventures then a more robust material is best. We would recommend Water-resistant beds for an environment such as this. Scruffs® Expedition Collection is designed using a robust cover and features Water-Resistant material on both the interior and exterior.
Choosing where to place the bed is important, you could place one in a quiet part of the house where your dog can rest and chill undisturbed, and a second bed in a room where the family spends time so they can be in your company whilst relaxing or snoozing in a comfortable spot. Wherever you place the bed you should aim to reflect the current decor where possible; Scruffs® beds are actually designed using a vibrant colour-palette which seamlessly fits in to any modern home decor.
Determine what type of foam the bed is stuffed with. Cheap dog beds are stuffed with cheaper quality foam. Really inexpensive dog beds can flatten out and get hard or the stuffing might shift to the perimeter leaving no foam where the dog actually sleeps. This defeats the purpose of the dog bed. If your dog is arthritic, you may consider the possibility of an orthopedic dog bed. Orthopedic dog beds provide a great deal of comfort to sore dogs. Scruffs® Orthopaedic Memory Foam beds are designed for older breeds or those which require more support for their back or joints.
It is very important to buy the right sized dog bed. If the bed is too small then your dog will not be inclined to use it and you will have wasted your money. Measure you dog in a number of different sleeping positions. Get a dog bed that is slightly larger than the various measurements and you should be on to a winner!
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