4 most important things to consider before choosing a bed.

Your dog deserves a comfortable and supportive bed to sleep on. But with so many different dog beds on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for your furry friend.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you choose the best dog bed for your dog’s size, age, health, and sleeping habits.

Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect dog bed:

1. Consider your dog’s size

The right bed size is important for your dog’s comfort and health. A bed that is too small can be uncomfortable and can lead to joint pain. A bed that is too large can be difficult for your dog to get in and out of and can be a safety hazard.

To choose the right size for your dog, you will need to measure your dog’s length and height.

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Measure your dog from the base of their tail to the tip of their nose.

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Measure your dog from the ground to the top of their shoulders.

Once you have measured your dog, add 4-6 in (10-15 cm) to each measurement to determine the ideal bed size for your dog.

For example, if your dog is 24 in (60 cm) long and 12 in (30 cm) high, the ideal bed size would be 28-30 in (70-76 cm) long and 16-18 in (40-45 cm) high.

 

Here are some additional tips for choosing the right size dog bed:

2. Consider your dog’s sleeping position

Curling up in a ball donut position

Curling up in a ball
(donut position)

If your dog likes to curl up in a ball, a round or oval bed with bolsters is the best choice. The bolsters will provide support and comfort for your dog’s head and neck. Look for a bed with a soft, plush interior and a durable exterior.

Sleeping on their side

Sleeping on their side

If your dog likes to sleep on their side, a bed with a medium-firm mattress is the best choice. This will provide support for your dog’s joints and muscles. Look for a bed with a contoured design that follows the natural curves of your dog’s body.

Sleeping on their back

Sleeping on their back

If your dog likes to sleep on their back, a bed with a firm mattress is the best choice. This will help to prevent your dog’s spine from sagging. Look for a bed with a supportive foam core and a removable and washable cover.

Spreading out

Spreading out

If your dog likes to spread out, a rectangular or square bed without bolsters is the best choice. This will give your dog plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Look for a bed with a large surface area and a supportive mattress.

3. Consider the right foam for your dog’s bed

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ORTHOPEDIC FOAM

(orthopedic, cooling, for joint issues)

2in1 – Cooling memory and medical-grade orthopedic foam. This dual-layer foam conforms to your furry friend’s unique body shape and weight, providing exceptional ergonomic support and relieving the discomfort of sore muscles and joints.

Microscopic gel beads within the foam maintain a consistently cooler temperature, which also helps relieve pain. The other side is made of solid, medical-grade orthopedic foam, designed to give your pet the comfort they need.

Firmness level: 4/5

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PREMIUM COMFORT AIR-FLOW MEMORY FOAM

(cooling, heavier foam, very comfortable and exceptionally soft)

The queen of comfort, this bed is carefully designed to reduce pressure on joints and body parts and provide optimal support for larger or heavier dogs. With its 3D square-cut design, the bed provides optimal airflow and cools the surface by 1-2 degrees, making it suitable for dogs prone to overheating. It even keeps your dog cool and comfortable when traveling.

With its firm but soft design, this bed provides optimal comfort and recovery even for active dogs who need optimal air circulation for quick recovery and post-operative treatment.

Firmness level: 3/5

RollnRest foam 2

CHARCOAL MEMORY FOAM

(odor-resistant, breathable, very soft, as a topper or lightweight bed)

Used as a topper or standalone foam bed, our charcoal-infused foam is designed specifically for indoor dogs, ensuring a clean and comfortable sleeping environment for your pet and a clean, odor-free home for you. While it provides slightly less support than our premium air-flow foam, it is a practical choice for pets seeking a more comfortable place to rest and sleep.

The egg crate design promotes breathability and a cooler sleeping surface, making it perfect for those hot summer days.

Firmness level: 2/5

4. Choosing between a firmer or a softer bed:

The choice between a soft and hard dog bed should consider your dog’s age, health, behavior, and preferences. Many pet owners find a balance by providing a soft bed for comfort and a more durable bed for when the dog needs a more resilient surface.

Advantages of Soft Dog Beds:

Disadvantages of Soft Dog Beds:

Advantages of Hard Dog Beds:

Disadvantages of Hard Dog Beds: