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Points to Consider when Shopping for Dog Beds

Jan 29, 2008
Dogs are the number one choice of pets in the US and they are usually chosen to complement the personality living space and lifestyle of the owner. Dogs come in many sizes and shapes due to which reason you must be very careful when getting one as they have specific needs and requirements from exercising to sleeping facilities. Here are some points to consider when shopping for dog beds, which will help you make the perfect choice.

Your Dog's Characteristics

Your pet's rest is important in order for him or her to lead a happy and active life. Therefore, you must take in to consideration all of his or her characteristics such as, type, size and age. The habits of your dog may also be a good point o keep in mind. For example, if he or she enjoys chewing on things, the bed will be the next target so you may want to look for a chew proof dog bed.

Accessibility and Comfort

There are many types of dog beds in order to match every dog's requirements from pillow-like mats that can be placed on the floor to luxurious and expensive furniture beds. Depending on how much you want to spend you can make your choice; however, you must not forget to keep in mind your dog's comfort and accessibility as well.

Dog beds are sometimes purchased before or on the same day that you get the pet and therefore you don't have a chance to know his or her personality in advance. Due to this reason, you may get a bed that is not suitable. However, if you keep in mind his present size and his abilities to get into the bed with ease, it should make your choice simpler.

If you watch your dog's habits carefully especially when he or she is sleeping you will be able to decide what type of bed he or she would enjoy the most, For example, small dogs like the Yorkshire Terrier enjoy curling and sleeping so a basket bed would be most suitable so you can place it on the couch next to you or move it to the room you are in. on the other hand, a Golden Retriever will want much more space then a basket dog bed and you will probably have to change it a few times as he or she grows.

When shopping for dog beds you will find yourself in a maze of shapes, colors, sizes and designs. However, besides the size and comfort of your dog there is nothing stopping you to get the type of dog bed that will match your home's decor, personal preference of colors and/or specific shape or design to pamper your best friend.
About the Author
Roland Jefferson is an online researcher based out of Los Angeles, California. For free resources covering Heated Dog Beds, please visit our Heated Dog Beds Resource.
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