Does your puppy have its own bed? If not, you may need to consider investing in one for your little furry cutie. Even if your puppy sleeps in your bed or on the couch, they need to have their own space where they can lie down and relax. Sometimes, however, finding a good bed that fits your puppy’s basic needs can be hard, especially with the numerous choices available.
Here are 5 dog bedding options that best give your fur-baby the support and comfort they need:
- Standard dog bed: These beds look similar to little cushions or pillows, but may come in various shapes, sizes and colors. Generally, these beds are round, but also come in oval, rectangular, and square shapes. Pricing and quality ranges between basic economy to more expensive versions. They are great for all puppy breeds, but may not offer enough support when your puppy grows into a senior dog.
- Nest dog bed: Like the standard dog bed, nest beds look similar to cushions. However, one key difference are that nest beds have raised edges, making it ideal for puppies who just want to lay their head down or curl up. This bed is comfortable for any puppy who wants to curl up and relax.
- Heated dog bed: If you’re worried about your puppy becoming cold, you can calm these worries by getting your fur-baby a heated dog bed. These beds work like heating pads and give off enough warmth to comfort any puppy. They are also great for adult dogs with achy joints and especially for small breeds.
- Cooling dog bed: Puppies are usually energetic and love playing outside, which may mean that they will lie down on the cold floor to cool off. There are cooling beds that provide that cold yet soft surface that your puppy may be seeking. These beds are generally made of plastic and filled with a gel or liquid. Bulldogs and other breeds that overheat benefit from this type of bed the most!
- Donut dog bed: Donut beds are similar to standard and nest dog beds since it also provides a rim or edge around the bed for your puppy to lay their head on. They’re also usually oval or round like these other beds. One difference is that donut beds are really soft and plush, making it extra comfy for your furry friend to take a quick nap or cuddle. Donut beds are great for all dog breeds but older dogs may have some trouble climbing in and out of them due to their softness.
Dog beds, like human beds, are an essential and basic part of your puppy’s life. In the same way humans have their own beds and spots, puppies need their own spaces to be themselves. With a new, comfy bed, you will surely have a happy puppy!
Ever wonder which puppy breed sheds the least? Check out our other blog, 10 Puppy Breeds That Don’t Shed to find out more!