Just like our bed is there to provide us comfort, adequate support for our back and relaxation to our joints and muscles, a bed for your dog is also essential for the same reason. Apart from food, a collar, a leash, and bathing essentials, a dog bed should always be on the top of your list whole shopping for your bed. Not only does it provide them the comfort to sleeping on something soft, it also gives them the required privacy and security.
Regardless of their breed, size, and age, dog beds are one of the most important things they need. Here are 5 benefits of having a dog bed:
1. It gives them privacy
Though dogs are social and love being with their owners and playing with them, they do need some time alone. A dog bed will give them the opportunity to relax, play with their toys, or just lies down in peace. It will thus, provide them a space they can call their own and retreat to whenever they feel like.
2. It’s good for their joints and bones
If the dog doesn’t have a proper bed to itself, they might have to make-do with whatever space they have in the house, either on the floor or your furniture. This could lead to them lying in positions which aren’t comfortable for them and affect their postural health in the long run. Hard floors are typically difficult to sleep on, leading to a restless and erratic sleep, which will make your dog irritable as well.
A soft pet bed is thus, recommended to keep your dog healthy along the way. Older dogs with weak joints, as well as overweight dogs are advised to sleep on orthopedic beds to preserve the posture of their body.
3. Insulation from the weather
Cold weathers aren’t just harsh on our body, but on dogs’ too. They need as much protection from the winters as we do. Dogs are very sensitive to temperature change, which means that sleeping on the floor is never suitable for them. Winter may bring the temperatures which are too cold for them to handle and summer might be too hot. That is why, a separate bed for your will provide them with a warm and cozy space for themselves, which will maintain the temperature of their body and protect them from the weather.
4. Keep your furniture off the fur
We all know how expensive furniture is and having a dog leave a trail of their fur on the same isn’t always a pleasant sight. Giving a dog their own bed will keep them off your furniture and most of their fur at one place and would be easier for you to clean. And your furniture won’t be destroyed to early.
5. Prevention of any injuries
This is typically true for smaller breeds and puppies that may injure themselves while climbing off the furniture which is too high for them. If you sleep on the same bed as them, it may happen that while getting down the bed, they may hurt themselves or injure their joints. A bed designed specifically for them will take care of that well.
The benefits given above just are the few of the many other benefits that you dog will enjoy if you provide him with a bed. It’s the least that can be done for your innocent friend.