We had the fantastic opportunity to review the Pet Dreams Ortho Bliss memory foam dog bed and while it took a couple of weeks to convince our dogs that they would love it, I was an easier sell and cuddled up on the comfortable bed and was in awe that the memory foam didn’t go flat. Shopping for dog beds seems like it would be easy, but then you go to the store and realize that there are a lot of dog bed options and loads to consider when buying dog beds. Hopefully this guest post by UK social media guru, Michelle, will provide some insights…
Though this may seem like a relatively easy choice, there are many things to consider whilst buying a bed for your favourite hound. Not only do you have to consider his or her size, but also their age and medical needs.
Not only does a dog bed provide a sense of security for your dog, but they also offer a personal sense of ownership, a place of privacy that is totally their own.
But what about buying for a puppy?
Choosing a dog bed for your puppy may well be the most difficult choice you will make in regards to beds.
Of course, buying a small bed will be a little silly because like babies, they grow incredibly quickly and before you know it they will be of a size that you never before imagined!
At the same time it is also important to remember that there is very little point in spending lots of money on a dog bed for a puppy, as they tend to have the incredible knack of eating them. Although there is no scientific proof of dogs enjoying the consumption of more expensive things; we’re pretty sure that this is so.
It is therefore advised that you buy a regular dog bed that is comfortable for your puppy whilst at the same time being affordable to replace. As your puppy grows into a young adult you will find that during one time or another, he will begin to eat everything in sight.
Although many people put this down to unruly behaviour, it is often your dog trying to prise through his adult set of teeth through his gums. As this process is as painful as it is for a baby, he will chew onto anything in order for them to come through; therefore a good quality chew toy will certainly serve a better purpose than your newly bought dog bed!
What about an older dog?
As much as buying a dog bed for a puppy is an obstacle course adventure, buying one for an elderly dog should also have a lot of thought put into it.
As older dogs are far more delicate than they once were, it is important to get a bed that is not only comfortable, but also provides a firm base and a good level of support for your dog’s joints.
Like beds for us humans, good quality dog beds are also available which provide memory foam bases; perfect for dogs with arthritis and other conditions of age.
Originally designed by scientists at NASA, the material consists of a high-density foam that exerts all pressure along its surface; aptly supporting crucial joints and other integral parts of the body; the reason why memory foam is used across hospitals worldwide.
A firm dog bed is also important for the dog to manoeuvre and get out of bed; for what you may think is a wonderfully soft bed, may well be a terror for supporting the dog itself.
Of course, if you have a dog the size of a small house, then there are specialist dog beds available on the market, you can view large dog beds at dogbeds.co.uk
About the author:
Michelle is a UK social media and marketing professional. Most importantly though, she is a dog lover that likes to provide advice to owners on how to care for their pooch.
For those of you who are more crafty than I am, here’s a video tutorial sharing how to make your own comfy dog bed…