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How to Measure Your New Dog Bed and Choose the Right One

 


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When you go out and buy your pet a brand new pet bed did you actually consider all angles of the equation? Did you take the time to observe your pet and make sure you know exactly what kind of bed you need to get in order to keep him healthy and happy? Did you observe where he sleeps and in what position he likes to rest in? Did you take into account his size and weight as well as his age? All of these are factors that you as educated consumers need to take into account in order to prevent having to return something that your pet refuses to step one paw into. It might sound like a lot of work to do all of this but I can assure you it isn't. All it takes is for you as his owner to observe things that he does naturally and almost every day of his life.

Every day at home he is always trying to find a comfy place to sleep so that he can have all the energy in the world when you come him. Usually if he doesn't have a place to sleep he will experiment with different place which might include your bed, couch, shoes, and almost any other place where you wish he didn't find. It is easy to forget your pet when you are busy trying to prevent this from happening but with these easy steps it won't ever be a hassle for you again.

The first thing you need to do is consider your dogs weigh and size. Measure him from nose to tail and from head to paw. Also make sure you take an accurate measure of his weight as the bed you buy will have to be able to support his weight.

Next pay attention to his sleeping habits. Does he sleep in a tight ball formation or does he sleep in a sprawled out position. If he sleeps in a tight formation then your best bet is to buy him something that supports that. Usually beds shaped like a donut do this very well. If he sleeps on his back or on his side then your best bet is to get something circular shaped or square shaped to help promote his sleeping habits.

Always remember that when you are out buying a bed for your best friend you need to think about him and how you can promote him to use it. You don't want to go and buy it only to find out that he hates it and will not set one paw into it because he can't sleep in it. When it comes to beds its always about him just like when it comes to your bed its all about you.

This author lives in Flemington, NJ with her husband and 5 month old daughter and is an expert contributing author for a luxury elevated dog feeders boutique offering variety of dog beds and orthopedic dog beds. This author and DogBedSupplies are also dedicated to providing valuable and informative articles on pet health, dog training, crate training, puppy breeds and more.

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