How to Choose a Dog Bed?

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There is always a little celebration along with buying accessories for our pets. This is an opportunity to spoil them and show them how much we love them. There are so many types of dog supplies to invest. When you’re looking for a dog bed for your dog, you have a question in your mind—what is the right dog bed for my dog?

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The first thing you need to consider when choosing a dog bed is the quality of the bed. When you invest in a good quality dog bed, you dog can rest properly and enjoy a better quality of life, which means good physical health and emotional well-being. Also high quality dog bed fabric is resilient to stains, fluid odors and bacteria and won’t rip easily, which means it will last a long time. A good dog bed filling is one that keeps its shapes after lying on it over and over just like a good mattress. Either its fiber or foam should support the dog with much comfort.

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The next factor to consider is the dog size. Naturally you want to make sure the bed fits the dog’s size, so he or she can use the bed appropriately and comfortably. So that’s easy, but you still ask yourself the same question. Now you need to think about your dog’s sleeping habit and personality.

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What kind of sleeper is your dog? My dog likes to stretches her limbs when she sleeps and she looks like she gets five times bigger when she sleeps. She needs all the space she can have. And for this type of the sleeper, the right dog bed is rectangular or a round one with no bolsters or cushions to limit the extra room like this pet warm kennel. Another type of sleeper is the curlers. Some dogs like to curl when they sleep like cats. And these dogs would enjoy a dog bed that they can curl in like a donut dog bed. A donut shape bed allows them to curl inside comfortably.

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Other dogs that are shy to timid like to hide when they sleep. These sleepers would enjoy resting in beds where they can hide inside and feel protected and have some privacy. They are shaped like slippers and cans. There are also dogs that tend to lean back in their rest area while sleeping. They like the extra support that holds their body weight. A dog bed with a bolster can give them this extra support. Bolster dog beds are usually round or rectangular where there is a bolster on one side which supports the dog.

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After defining the size of your dog and the type of sleeper he or she is, you can think a little bit about yourself. You’d like the dog bed to match your home decor style and this is where deciding a personal come into play.

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