Buying a dog bed

Whenever you add a pet dog to your family, the temptation can be to spoil him rotten, particularly when it is a cute little puppy. You will find yourself compelled to buy him treats, dog toys and lavish him with affection as he becomes one of the family.

One expense that is essential to your pet’s wellbeing is a dog bed. A dog likes to have a place to call his own – somewhere comfortable and secure to relax and rest and get away from the excitement of family life.

It can be tempting to splash out on the most expensive dog bed you can find, or something that fits in with the decor of your own home. However, ensure that when you buy a dog bed, you are putting your pet’s needs first. Consider the kind of pet you have –as you may find that you need an easy to clean, machine washable pet bed or one that is chew resistant. If you observe how your dog usually curls up and sleeps, this might help inform you as to what sort of shape of bed that you buy, as dog beds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, not to mention a variety of materials.

Remember that you will need to buy more than one dog bed in the lifetime of your pet. It may be worth considering buying an economy bed for your puppy until he is fully toilet trained, and buy increasingly bigger beds as he matures.