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How to Choose a Small Dog Bed
There are many different types of small dog beds available for your pampered pooch, but choosing the correct one can be quite difficult. How do you know if one is the right size, comfortable, machine washable, etc? How do you know if your dog will like it? We discuss some options on choosing the best small dog bed.
Choosing the Correct Size
The first thing you need to do to find the correct sizing for your dog is to find your dog’s measurements. The best measurement to get is when your dog is sleeping. Once you have this measurement you can determine the correct size bed. For example- if your dog measures 20” long while sleeping, you will want to get a bed that is at least 24” long.
Choosing the Correct Shape
Besides choosing the correct size, you need to make sure you choose the correct shape for your dog’s sleeping habits. If your dog likes to sleep curled up in a ball, you will want to buy a donut, bagel, or round bed. All of these will support your dog’s normal sleeping style. If your dog likes to sleep sprawled out then you will want to consider a rectangle or square bed that will allow their entire body to be on the bed. If your dog likes to sleep on your furniture it may be a good idea to look into get a couch style bed.
Choosing a Comfortable Bed
Are you sick of buying a dog bed and then after 2 months it is flat from your dog laying on it? Do you have an older dog that needs extra support? Buying a high quality bed is important if these are what you are looking for. Purchasing an orthopedic dog bed with memory foam is a good way to help a dog with aging hips and joints. When you purchase a bed, make sure you know that it is made with high quality foam and filler so it will last. While spending more on a bed at first may be a hard thing to do, in the long run it is much cheaper than buying a $40 bed every 6 months.
Choosing a Machine Washable Bed
No matter how often you give your dog a bath, their bed is still going to get dirty.Because this is the case, getting a bed that is machine washable should be very important. Most beds have a removable cover that can easily be thrown in the wash. There are also many beds that the inner cushion can be washed along with the outer cover.
These are all important things to consider when ordering your new small dog bed.