Like it or not, winter is here, and when it gets chilly we all want to snuggle up and get cosy – even our four-legged friends! A great solution to keep your dog warm through the colder months is a comfy new dog bed. The selection of dog beds on the market is massive – they come in all shapes, sizes and colours, so you’re really be spoilt for choice! But how can you make sure that you get the perfect bed for your dog?
What are the options?
When choosing your dog’s bed, you should not only be thinking about how it will look in your house – although with the variety of stylish and unique beds available, you’re sure to find something to your taste. Your dog’s bed should also be appropriate to the individual needs of your dog. For older dogs, or dogs with joint problems, an orthopaedic bed could give them the comfy rest they need. These beds employ the same technology used for humans, with high-tech materials such as memory foam, which moulds to your dog’s shape, providing much-needed relief from joint pressure. Another alternative for dogs with back and joint problems are feather beds, which encourage a healthy alignment of the spine while your dog rests.
Beds for puppies and young dogs should be durable, able to withstand a good amount of chewing, playing and fun puppy antics! Choosing the right size is also important. If the bed is too large, your puppy will miss the cosy, closed-in feeling it needs to be comfortable. Go for a bed that your puppy might grow out of within a few months, but that provides enough warmth and comfort for a good night’s sleep.
Outdoor beds for dogs are also popular choices, and usually feature a waterproof cover. These beds are extra durable, protect your dog from the cold floor, and are perfect for napping outdoors in the sunnier months.
Take your time and browse through our Dog Beds section – you’ll be sure to find something that suits your dog perfectly!