What do you look for when choosing a bed for your dog? There are a few important factors to consider. One is the size. If you’re browsing this page, it is likely safe to assume that your dog is also on the larger size. Thus, it’s important that you find somewhere that is large enough for them to really stretch out and relax. If you want them to actually use their bed, then it can’t be cramped! And on the same token, the dog bed also needs to be comfortable. That means it should be somewhere that they actually want to sit and that will support them better than being directly on the ground. Comfort doesn’t just mean that your dog should feel comfy in the short term, though. It also means that their joints should be comfortably supported and that the bed can be used for a while.
Looking for dog beds that are hypoallergenic is also a good idea. Certain materials don’t play nice with skin and that’s especially true when they get wet. Seeing as dogs are often wet, it’s a very good idea to make sure that your dog bed is made with this in mind. On top of all that, a dog bed should be practical to wash. You should therefore look for a dog bed that will either wipe clean easily, or that will allow you to remove the cover so that you can machine wash it.
Finally, you should also think about the dog bed’s aesthetics. How does it look? Is this something that you want to keep in your front room all day? Does it look the part or is it an eyesore? This might not seem like the most crucial factor, but it is very important if you don’t want to damage a nicely laid-out home.