We all love to cuddle up in our bed and pets are no exception!
Pets enjoy exploring, sniffing and playing but it’s also really important for them to get enough rest. As pet owners we can help our furry ones to get the important down-time they need by making sure they have somewhere quiet and comfortable to snooze without any disturbances. If you aren’t too big on sharing your own bed with your companion, why not get them their own?
When choosing the correct pet bed, you will want to consider a few things.
First – Size up your pet!
It should be large enough for them to be able to lie comfortably in all natural positions. It will be a benefit to your fur child if you put some effort into measuring them before purchasing a pet bed. They will enjoy stretching out and having the room to lie comfortably.
Choosing where you will put the pet bed
Your pet needs a quiet place to rest and unwind. None of us like being disturbed when we are trying to catch forty winks and pets are no different. Make sure your children know to leave your fur child alone while he or she is in his bed – this is an important part of keeping children safe and animals happy. Ideally, the bed will not be in a drafty place or right beside a noisy washing machine.
What features do you need from a dog bed?
Determine which features are important and look at the washing instructions before purchasing. Some pet beds are washable, other pet beds are waterproof. All of our pets live different lives and the bed you choose may reflect this level of activity.
Choosing a pet bed for an apartment in Beirut may require different features than someone living by the sea in Jbeil who will have a salty & sandy dog every few days!
Dog beds for injured or older dogs.
Some dogs may have specific needs when it comes to beds and older dogs or dogs with any aches, pains or joint problems might benefit from a flat, cushioned bed which they can get in and out of easily.
Can your furry family members share beds?
If you have more than one pet, it is highly advisable to have a minimum of one bed per pet. This will avoid competition and unnecessary quarrels. If your furry companions enjoy snuggling up together consider getting an additional bed large enough for them to comfortably share.
If you have any questions about choosing a pet bed please give us a call and we will help you choose the best bed for your dog. We also always get new ones in stock, so if you are looking or something specific, don’t hesitate to ask us.