Your bed is probably something that you entirely take for granted. In fact, you probably do not even think of your bed as a cherished possession, but just imagine if you had to sleep on the floor for a week. You would know how your dog feels. Not only does a great bed provide comfort and promote relaxation, but also it can give you a feeling of security. When you sit down and think about it, you probably do not want your dog sleeping on the floor anymore. However, those are not the only benefits that a quality dog bed can provide your four-legged friend, and below, you will learn more about these benefits.
A Place To Call Their Own
A dog bed is a place where your canine can be the master of his or her domain. Just think about it, you have the entire house, including your bedroom to call your own. There are probably even certain parts of the home that you do not allow access to your dog. This probably makes him, or she feels like a second-class citizen. A bed will give the dog a place relax and escape the rest of the world.
Promotes Good Health
Sleeping on the floor is not only uncomfortable, but he can be entirely damaging to your dog’s health. In fact, sleeping on the floor can cause arthritis, along with hip dysplasia. This is especially true when it comes to older dogs whose bodies are already starting to wear down. The best dog beds are available in an orthopedic version, which offers health-promoting features like cedar chips.
If your dog is not resting in bed, it is likely that she will want to sit on the couch or bed with you. Of course, there is nothing wrong with this, but when she hears a loud noise or a knock at the door, she will want to bolt off the couch and bark, which can result in injury. However, if your dog just jumps up from a bed siting on the floor, she is already on the ground, so there is less risk of injury.
Will Keep The Environment Cleaner
Almost every canine breed sheds. With this said, it can be extremely difficult to maintain a clean environment, if your dog is running all over the home. If the dog has its bed, it will have a place to lounge around and play. This will give you more control over the hair and dander that could potentially plague your home.
If you or a family member suffers from allergies, you already know that hair and dander are problem triggers. By keeping these allergens contained in one place will make it easier for you to prevent flare-ups.
Easy To Maintain
Dog beds are very easy to maintain, as all you need to do is toss them in the washer for a thorough cleaning. In between cleanings, you can utilize a lint brush or roller to remove the excess hair.
Your Dog Needs To Sleep On A Bed
A bed, much like a kennel or dog run, provides comfort and a sense of security for your dog. Dogs get attachment to object, like people. They have a favorite toy, a favorite person, etc. Your dog needs to sleep on a bed for the aforementioned health reasons, but also for a sense of security and ownership.
A bed does not need to be a literal mattress or store bough dog bed. It can be on a couch, a pillow, or a special rug. I have seen dogs make a bed out of a blanket in a house and hay for an outside dog. Give your dog the safety and health benefits it deserves!