I’m always surprised when I visit a family with a dog and I see that the dog has no own bed but instead stretches out on the sofa. Well, it might seem cherishing a dog by allowing him to jump on sofas sharing the sitting places with the family. But it actually isn’t.
Getting a dog bed for your dog belongs to the basic items you need to offer your dog besides food, feeding dishes, collars and leash.
A dog bed keeps your dog off the floor that might be cold or drafty – and it keeps your dog off your furniture that’s there for you. For hygienic reasons, mostly. Dogs love to curl up in a place that provides them comfort and warmth as a dog bed is offering them.
Dogs have a need for privacy, they need a place they can call their own. A dog bed is providing exactly that. A good dog bed should fit the size of your dog and should fit his age as well. A soft place that cushions your dog’s joints is very important in order to keep your dog healthy and happy. Orthopedic dog beds are specifically designed for older and for large dogs.
Dog beds for large dogs are said to be too powerful for smaller dogs. Well, that’s true. The reason? The foam of such an orthopedic bed is specifically calibrated for large dogs with big weights (from Boxers to Great Danes). When a big dog lies on this kind of bed, he will slightly sink into the top level of the foam. The bed will feel comfortable to him. Smaller dogs are too lightweight to sink into the top layer. The bed will feel to them stiff and hard.
Finally another good reason for you to get your dog his own bed is that a bed holds shed hair and dander. You only have to remove the cover of your dog’s bed and wash it regularly.
How do you know if your new dog bed is the right one for your dog? Well, it’s easy. Your dog will choose and accept the bed and hold it as his new private just-for-me place when it fits his size and comfort need.
You see, dog beds offer many benefits to your dog and are very important for your dog’s lasting health and happiness. And a last remark: if your dog is used to be outdoors a lot, consider getting a waterproof sturdy blanket for your dog’s bed. It will be easier to clean than the bed’s cover.
Big Barker Orthopedic Bed for Large Dogs
- Size: 48” x 30” x 7”
- Specially calibrated for bigger dogs
- Available in Large, XL, Giant XXL
- Only microfiber cover is machine washable, use cold water
- Foam will retain 90% of original shape
My 2 Pit Bulls LOVE their new Big Barker Beds! Very supportive and very comfortable for their old bones (13 and 10 years). Quality dog beds and so easy to unpack and set-up. Covers fit nice and snug. My dogs love the headrest pillow and use it quite frequently.
We got a large for our 5 yr old black lab mix–he is close to 100 lbs. The bed doesn’t sink under his weight and it is comfy!
I am a mastiff owner, so big, sturdy beds are a must. Big Barker beds are unquestionably the best on the market. The cover is much easier to take off and put back on. Plus Big Barker feels much more supportive.