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Archive for July 18th, 2009

Which is the best type of dog bed to buy?

Saturday, July 18, 2009
posted by Jim Murphy

doginbedWhere does your dog sleep?  Does he sleep in bed with you? Does he sleep on your sofa? These places are not the best spots  especially if you suffer from any allergies. One of your pets basic needs is a great dog bed!  There are so many varieties of dog beds that making a choice can be difficult.  A standard dog bed is like a cushion with no edges. These beds are covered with materials such as flannel, fleece,denim or microfiber. They often contain polyester filling and/or foam padding. Some have a removable, washable cover. These beds are good for all dogs except if your dog has a orthopedic problem such as arthritis. He may need more support.  You can choose a dog bed with soft sides or a nest bed. The raised edges enable your dog to curl up.

Orthopedic dog beds are designed especially for dogs with arthritis or some other kind of problem. These beds are make with a thick foam and the sides usually are made of a harder material. They  put less stress on your dogs joints and are good for senior dogs as well as boney dogs like Whippets or Greyhounds. These beds will prevent calluses or sores.

There are so many different types of dog beds. Choose one that will best suit your dog.