Many dog owners choose to buy a simple dog mat, oversized cushion, or a dog mattress and use that as a dog bed. But most dogs do not take to such dog beds as they still prefer to curl up on yours! The only thing that will get your loving pet off your bed is a bed of its own; you can do so by buying a quality dog bed frame. Your dog has its unique bed. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a dog bed frame:
- Size of the dog mattress: If you already have a mattress or a dog mat that your dog loves, you need to measure it and then choose a frame that will accommodate the mattress perfectly. The mattress should fit in the frame without getting squeezed around the sides. Once the mattress is in place, there should be no space left on the bed base. If that happens, you must look for a more oversized dog bed frame.
- Weight of your dog: The dog bed frame you choose should be strong enough to support your pet’s weight. While most bed frames will easily take the importance of small dogs, the larger breeds of dogs should be weighed before buying a dog bed frame.
- Raised or floor design: You can choose a frame that rests on the ground or is raised off the ground. For older dogs, selecting an edge that rests on the floor is better, so they do not have difficulty getting in and out of bed. Raised frame designs are ideal if you live in a cold climate, so your pet is kept off the hard floor. It is also suitable for those dogs that suffer from ticks or fleas, as sleeping off the ground will help to break the flea cycle.
Pet bed frames come in many materials such as aluminum, wrought iron, PVC, wood, and wicker. Depending on the strength, durability, weight-bearing capacity, and ease of cleaning that you desire, you can choose a dog bed frame accordingly. And if you want to spoil your little darling, you can also choose a pet bed frame with a canopy!