If you haven’t bought a pet bed in a while, please consider that your pet could be suffering. You might be suffering too.
Your pet might be suffering from arthritis or hip dysphasia. A pet dealing with chronic pain breaks the heart of any pet lover. Don't let your pet experience this pain. Instead, consider offering a supportive and comfortable environment by giving your companion a high quality pet bed, pet blanket, pet cooling bed, or sleeping pad.
You want your pet in a natural position. Consider a luxury pet bed, heated bed, or heated pad because these will offer the most comfort. When it comes to animal beds, you get what you pay for in most cases. There are few exceptions, of course. For a little touch of personalization, consider a designer pet bed.
Next, an old bed is a breeding ground for scum and filth, which could be causing chronic sickness in your companion. A dirty, nasty bed can do serious harm to your pet's health and well-being, as well as make them very unhappy.
Furthermore, the odor from an old pillow or blanket can be overwhelming, even to a pet. Should your pet actually sleep in material that smells, you'll find that they track the odor all around the house, making it very unpleasant for any guests you might have. We discovered this hassle first hand a couple years ago - make it easy on yourself and don't leave old blankets and pillows out for your pet!
Not surprisingly, an old and worn out bed can be filled with terrible parasites and bacteria as well. Bed bugs and diseases! Most beds, even some of the premium brands, cannot be washed or properly cleaned. We’re not trying to scare you, but beds simply don’t last forever.
Keep in mind that you might want to consider indoor and outdoor heated pet beds. There are some designer beds available too, but in many cases you are just paying for the name - not extra quality. In the summer, you might also consider a pet cooler bed.
What is a good bed? To start, a really good bed will attract pets like a powerful magnet. You know that dogs, cats and other animals know quality. It is strange, but it is true! Pets enjoy a good lifestyle; they enjoy the experience, just like their owners.
A great bed will last even after many washings. Durability is high priority because durability saves you money in the long run. The bed should also drive away odor, or at least repel it. Odor and parasite control are very important, but remember that your pet's comfort comes first. It took several tries for Miabelle to find her "perfect" pet bed, but now she sleeps in it every night. A bed can be a great investment.
Finally, don’t forget about the style and size of the bed, pad or pillow. It never hurts to match the designs of your home. And, on a more practical note, it makes sense for your luxury bed, designer pet bed, or nice-and-fluffy pet bed to be the right size. In general, you can’t go wrong with a larger size. A bed that is too small will be very uncomfortable for your pet.