In today’s blog post we want to talk about how to choose a dog bed for your beloved pet. Just as we humans love our beds, dogs do too, and choosing the right one is a must. Whether you choose to visit a pet shop online or one of our pet shops in Galway, Cork, or Dublin, our expert advice on this page will ensure that you know exactly what you are looking for and get the best bed for your dog.
How To Choose a Dog Bed in a Pet Shop.
Dogs like the rest of us need to get rest and sleep and as a dog owner, you can help your dog to do just this by choosing a dog bed that is right for them. Your dog should have somewhere quiet and comfortable where they can snooze and sleep without being disturbed. When you begin your task of shopping for a dog bed we recommend going to a pet shop. Our online pet shop has a range of beds but before shopping online or in store, there are a few things you need to consider.
- Size of your dog bed: The dog bed you choose has to be big enough for your pet to lie comfortably in no matter what position they choose. You might want to measure your dog before you go shopping to make sure that they can stretch out easily in the bed you buy.
- Where is your dog bed going to be?: Your pet bed should be placed somewhere quiet and peaceful. If you have children, they need to know to leave the dog alone when he is in bed. Do not put the bed in a draft.
- What type of dog bed should I buy?: There are lots of different types of dog beds. Some are washable, some are waterproof, some a novelty, and so on. All pets are different and the pet bed you choose should reflect the lifestyle your dog leads. A small apartment dog will require a different bed to a dog that lives by the beach and runs along the sand every day.
- Dog Beds for Older Pets: There are dog beds for older or injured animals too. Some dogs have aches and pains as they get older and they may benefit from a dog bed that is orthopaedic or comes with memory foam. They will need a bed that they can get out of easily too.
Now that you know what to look for when choosing a dog bed, be sure to take a look at our range of pet beds. We have beds for all shapes and sizes and all types of dogs too. It is worth remembering that if you have more than one dog you should have a bed for each. Some dogs do like to sleep together and snuggle up to each other and if this is the case in your home, make sure that you get a dog bed that is large enough for them to share comfortably.
If you need any advice or would like to ask any further questions, we are always happy to help. Our online pet shop and our pet shops in Dublin, Galway, and Cork have experienced staff available to help you no matter what you are looking for.