Choosing A Bed For Your Dog At Home – Size Matters

By on June 15, 2014

Large sized

Like any good pet owner, you want to look out for your pet and make sure that he has all of his needs met. One of the major needs for a dog is a dog bed. A dog has to have a good place to nap as well as to rest at night.

When you have a large dog, it’s very important that you have the right size bed for him. This is because many breeds of larger dogs are often more susceptible to conditions like arthritis.

This can make it more difficult for the dog to rest properly if his joints are supported when he lies down. There are plenty of good dog beds for large dogs that have extra features you’ll find helpful.

Armarkat Pet Bed is one of these beds. This one has waterproof lining, so if you have an older dog that tends to have bladder accidents, it won’t ruin the bed. The cover for this one is removal so you can wash it.

Plus, it has a non-skid base so the bed won’t be scooting all over your floor. Large dogs enjoy having something to rest their head on and they also enjoy having support against their back just like their humans do.

There are dog beds that are not only beautifully designed, but they also look like sofas. One of these sofa dog beds is the Dosckocil Sofa Dog Bed, which is 20 inches x 16 inches, so it will be a good fit for the bigger dogs.

It’s machine washable and can be folded up if you need to take it with you somewhere. Not every dog enjoys a sofa style bed because they prefer one they can tug around and put where they want it to be.

For that, you can use something like the Majestic Pet bed that’s a wide size at 35 by 46 inches. This one is also machine washable. Besides being comfortable, you also want to keep your dog as healthy as possible.

The Petmate Microban pet bed can help you to do that. It has antimicrobial protection. That means that it works to protect your dog from microorganisms such as fungal, bacteria and virus in nature that can make you or your dog sick.

This 27 by 36 inch bed offers your dog plenty of room and the cover is removable for easy machine washing.  Lambswool is extremely comfortable for a dog to lie on and the Dog Bed King USA Extra Large Cuddler Bed has this interior.

It’s so large that even a Great Dane can comfortably use this bed. The hem is elastic, so that makes it easier to remove the cover for it to be washed. While you can machine wash this one, you do have to line dry it.

Medium sized

Sometimes, dogs like to just stretch out on the carpet or on the cool tile. But the majority of the time, they want and enjoy a comfortable bed the same way that their owners do.

You can find the perfect bed for your medium sized dog. These beds are not only comfortable for your pet, but they’re easy to take care of and long lasting as well. The Sofantex Pet Line Medium Size Pet Beds even has a cute paw print decoration on the front of the bed.

It’s extremely plush for extra fluffiness, but it’s also machine washable so taking care of the bed is easy. If you have an older medium size dog, he’ll enjoy sleeping on this well-padded bed.

Dogs love warmth. It feels good even in the summertime. This is why dogs will often seek a spot in the sun to rest. There’s a dog bed, the K&H Lounge Sleeper Self-Warming Pet Bed, that causes the heat from your dog’s body to be radiated back to him.

It’s like giving him an electric blanket but without the wiring. The bottom of this bed has non-skid material, so even if your dog runs and jumps into it, it won’t slide away from him.

The filling is made from recycled materials and it’s overstuffed for extra comfort. It’s also machine washable. Because dogs also love to be outside, you want to give your pet something he can rest on while he’s outdoors rather than the ground or a hard deck.

For that purpose, you can get him the Midwest Quiet Time Pet Bed, which is great for him to use outside. It can be put inside a dog house, inside a crate or, you can also use it for him to lie on when you’re traveling with him.

It’s machine washable, fast drying and helps your pet stay comfortable in warm as well as cold weather. The Petco Oval Tan and Cream Lounger Dog Bed is a great bed for medium dogs.

It’s good for younger pets as well as senior dogs because the front opening of the bed is lower than the sides and back. This makes gaining access to the bed easier for an older dog.

The outer material is suede, while the inner material is lined with fleece. This helps a dog stay warm when the temperature dips.  Some dogs don’t like bedding that rises up around them, so the ones with sides on them don’t work for these dogs.

That’s why your pet might prefer the K&H Cuddle Cube Pet Bed. This bed is a comfortable pillow style bed. It has a cover made of Berber material that’s easy to remove for washing and comes in a choice of three colors. It has a non-slip bottom. One thing that dogs like about this bed is that it’s very snuggle conforming and will adjust to his body.

puppy dog at home needs a bedSmall sized

Having a dog bed for a smaller dog is important because smaller dogs often don’t retain body heat the same way that a larger dog is able to. Plus, smaller dogs need a bed that makes them feel like they have a place they can retreat to.

This is good for when they’re tired or want to get away from human interaction for awhile. You can find a restful retreat for your dog with the Mighty Mutz Pet Lounger made of natural sheepskin.

The removable cover is machine washable and the interior is a hundred percent faux sheepskin. The bed is perfect for dogs that weigh up to 20 pounds. The interior of the bed is made of firm, but cushy foam that’s durable and will last through many uses.

If your dog likes cozy sides on his bed, try the Dogit Style Cuddle Bed, in extra small sizing. This bed comes in a bright purple color that’s very eye-catching and is filled with polyester fiber.

Measuring fourteen inches in length, it’s great for tiny dogs that are looking for a cozy place to rest. For a stylish dog bed, check out the Dimple Plush Nesting Dog Bed. This clamshell shaped bed is plush and comfortable for small dogs.

The small size measures just eighteen inches, so it’s great for the dog that wants to feel warm and safe. The sides are bolstered, so your dog has a place to lay his head when he’s tired.

You can buy the bed in a pink and black color or a green and black color. Another stylish bed for a small dog is the Soft Plush Leopard Pet bed. This bed is made of a polyester and cotton blend to give it a smooth and comfortable feel.

The pillow is removable to make washing it easier. This pillow is also reversible with one side being a solid color and the other side a leopard print. The bed comes in either baby pink or beige.

If your dog loves the clamshell shaped beds, then the Uptown Dog Bed is a perfect match for your pooch. This bed is machine washable and made of polyester. It measures just twenty six inches in diameter, so it’s great for dogs that love to cuddle in small spaces.

And cuddling in small places is actually what dogs are seeking. This makes them feel like it’s their den. You can purchase the bed in either a floral or spiral pattern for the exterior of the bed.

The pillow that comes with the bed has a solid color on one side and a matching pattern on the opposite side. The bottom of the bed is non-skid nylon, so the bed will stay put when your dog moves around in it.

What if I need one for the car as well?

Like most pet owners, you’ll probably want to take your dog with you for day trips or overnight stays. If you travel a lot with your pet, you’re going to want a dog bed that’s comfortable and durable enough to last for awhile.

Dogs need a place of comfort because it can be hard on a dog to travel just like it can for a human – especially long distances. If you have a small dog, the Snoozer Lookout Car Seat is a bed that’s a perfect fit for traveling.

It comes with a connection strap that allows you to secure the bed with the seatbelt. This is important because you want your dog to be safe as you travel. The interior is made of lamb wool and the bed comes in a variety of colors.

The cover is removable and safe for washing as well as for drying machines. It’s safe for dogs that weigh up to twenty-five pounds and the interior is large enough for the dog to sit or lie down in.

Dogs that weigh more than twenty-five pounds need a larger bed than this one. For larger dogs, the Kurgo Wander Bed, Traveling Dog Bed is great. Because of its size, it can be used for both large and small dogs.

It’s recommended for dogs that are less than forty pounds. Because it can be rolled up like a sleeping bag, it’s easy to keep stored when it’s not in use. It comes with a hidden pocket where you can keep dog toys stashed.

The bottom is waterproof and non-slip, so your pet won’t be sliding around in the car during the trip. The top is recycled fleece to give your dog some extra comfort on the ride.

Another good bed for both large and small dogs is the Pet Dreams Classic Sleep-eez Dog Bed Reversible Pet Bed. This bed is made of cotton on one side and Sherpa on the other.

It’s perfect for everyday use as well as in the car and comes in a variety of sizes and colors. The bed itself is washable, so you don’t have to remove any covers or liners.

If your dog needs a hypoallergenic bed, the Dog Gone Smart Rectangle Bed with Repelz has what you’re looking for. On longer trips, your dog is going to want to stretch out – and this bed allows him to do that.

This bed comes with a NanoSphere textile finish that repels coat oil, liquid and dirt. It also holds large dogs that weigh up to one hundred pounds. The fiber fill returns to its original shape once the dog steps off, of it so your pet will always be able to come back to a comfortable bed.

For dogs that need a little bit of extra space, there’s the K&H Travel SUV Pet Bed. This bed fits in the trunk of many SUVs and minivans. It has a water resistant bolster that gives extra comfort to your dog.  It has a non-slick bottom so the bed remains where you place it. It comes in two different sizes and you can purchase it in either tan or gray.



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