You may be surprised that we are asking you to choose your dog’s bed with care. After all, you are thinking, your dog just has to sleep on something somewhat warm and comfortable, and that’s it, right? That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Just like when choosing a bed for human beings, you have to take the specific individual into consideration, so also when choosing a bed for a dog. You have to think about so many factors:
How old is your dog?
Many dog beds are specifically made for senior dogs. They are easier to get in to and get out of, and are more supportive and orthopedically friendly.
What is your dog’s size?
Do you have a miniature breed? Or do you have a Great Dane? The bed’s size will of course vary dramatically based on the size of your dog.
How does your dog like to sleep?
Some dogs like to cuddle up against something and sleep, while others like to stretch out all the way.
Does your dog have any specific health issues?
Maybe you have a young dog, but he or she is troubled by hip issues, or some such. In such a situation, you may still want an orthopedic bed or a low-set bed for your pet.