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Benefits and types of dog beds 

The welfare of dogs has become more of a priority in recent years and providing proper dog beds is one of the easiest ways to improve the conditions they live in. These beds help avoid many illnesses, fleas, give your dog their own space, stop dogs spreading bacteria in your home and prevent them from dirtying your home. 

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes so itís important to be aware of the different dog beds available to pet owners. With so many pet products now available, itís important to understand what beds are available to pet owners. The most common dog beds include:

Orthopaedic dog beds
dogBed.jpg (109923 bytes)Pet product suppliers cater for sick and older dogs that are not as strong as they once were. These beds help reduce discomfort suffered by dogs with common canine health issues such as painful joints, arthritis and hip dysplasia. These beds are designed to cushion your pets bones and joints with many made from memory foam for additional comfort.

Heated dog beds
Pet lovers constantly search for ways to give their pets the best life they possibly can. Many dogs suffer from the cold, especially in winter. Others are kept in outdoors and in cold areas of the home. This means some owners will buy heated dog beds to reduce the affect of their dog getting cold. This type of bed is also suitable for older and frail dogs. 

Cooling dog beds
In many areas too much heat is a problem for pet owners. Dogs suffer from dehydration but cooling dog beds have been designed to address this issue. Electric and non-electric products have been designed to lower the temperature of your dogsí bed so that they do not suffer in hot conditions.

Luxury and designer dog beds
For those who are willing to spend a large amount on their pets, a wide range of luxury beds are now available online and at local pet stores. The pet industry is extremely competitive, so itís possible to get an extremely high quality dog bed at an affordable price.

Travel beds and carriers
If you travel a lot with your pet itís important that your dog is comfortable. Travel beds are designed to reduce the stress and discomfort pets often experience when they are on the move. Pets sometimes get injured when they are being transported so these products will reduce the likely hood of this happening.

Large and extra large dog beds
Larger dogs have different requirements to smaller dogs. They need more space, especially when theyíre resting or sleeping. With a larger dog you want it to have plenty of room to lie down without being uncomfortable. Typical beds for larger canines include donut, cots and oblong beds.

Small dog beds
Small dogs have their own requirements too. They donít need as much space, so a smaller bed is a better option. Most small breeds are kept indoors. Pet suppliers have a wide range of comfortable beds and carriers to suit every breed of small canine.

Donut dog beds
As the name suggests, these beds are similar in shape to a donut. They are comfortable, soft beds with a raised outer ring. These beds are available for small, medium, large and extra large pets. They provide extra comfort and give your pet a sense of security in their own territory.

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. This means one size will not fit all when it comes to dog beds. Pet product suppliers have realized this and adapted to produce a wide variety of beds for canines where they are able to rest, sleep and travel in.



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