Dogs that are very big and large need large dog beds to sleep in. Although you need to consider many factors when buying any kind of dog bed, the task becomes a bit more complicated when you’re looking for a large dog bed. It is known to all that a small dog will need a small dog bed and a large dog will need a large one; but how big is big enough? And along with size, does it also matter what kind of bed it is? These and more questions are answered below.
The size of the large bed that you purchase will be determined by the kind of dog you have. Even with large dog breeds, the size of your large dog may be much different than the size of another large dog. For instance, a Great Dane and a German shepherd are both considered large dogs, but there is a vast difference in their sizes. So will the same large dog bed be appropriate for both the types of dogs? Well, not quite.
To buy the right sized bed, you have to first measure the size of your dog. Measure them from their neck to their tail. Once you have this measurement, add five inches to it and this will be the right size of the large dog bed that you need to buy. If your pet is not full grown but is a pup, you need to find out what is the average size that the particular breed grows to and then buy the bed accordingly.
In addition to the size of the dog, it is also necessary that you have an idea where you want to place the bed. The size of the space where you intend to put the large dog bed will also affect the size of the bed. If the bed will be placed inside a dog house, it should be such that it covers the entire space inside the dog house. However, if the bed will be placed in a favorite place in the home itself, you need to measure that space and then buy the big dog bed to fit that space comfortably.
Visit www.dog.com to find the perfect large dog bed for your mutt. In addition to having the widest choice available, including large designer dog beds. This site also offers some valuable tips on purchasing large dog beds.
Do you love wine and dogs? I know I do! There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting back with a nice glass of Pinot Noir and my little spaniel Rex on my lap…
Well, now you can combine your two loves. The good folks at Whiner and Diner started out with making dog feeders and bowls from recycled wine crates. Good wines from California and Europe, no swill here…
Now, they’ve expanded and have created dog beds made from these fine wine crates. The beds look great, come with a comfy dog cushion and will run you a bit over $200.
With a top notch dog bed like this, your pet won’t be whining much at all!
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Thermozone, an Australian maker and distributor of heating and cooling products, has announced its new line of Petzone Plus Heated Companion dog beds. The product range will initially be available in Australia and New Zealand, at pet supply stores and on the Petzone online store.
This line of heated pet beds is designed for dogs and cats alike, and will provide therapeutic benefits, especially when it is cold and wet outside. When it’s warmer, the bed can be turned over for a cooling effect.
Safety and comfort were key considerations in the design. A built-in thermostat, part of the Pet Sense thermal control system, makes sure that the heat is evenly distributed, and a thermal fuse disables the power in case of problems.
The folks at eMattress, the online distribution arm of bedding maker WCW Inc, have been offering a premium line of mattresses with wool covers for some time now.
Figuring that what’s good for people is good for pets too, they’ve now created premium pet beds with wool covers, available at the eMattress.com website. The covers are made from pure virgin Australian wool, which is hypoallergenic, hygienic, very comfortable for a pet and easy to wash.
The dog beds come in various sizes, suitable for any dog. The small beds are made of shredded orthopedic foam, while the large sizes are built like human mattresses, providing the necessary support.
Dog Art Today is a rather unique site. In their words, they are “devoted to daily dog art from around the world. Features include contemporary dog art, the history of dogs in art, dog art auctions, books, posters, fashion and decor.”
Of particular interest to us is the “decor” part. They have started spotlighting artistic dog pillows, and now dog beds at Dog Art Today. Some of the rather unique beds discussed are the Round Shaker Pet Bed (shown left) and the Japanese-inspired Elly Bed (their favorite).
Moira McLaughlin, the artist who runs Dog Art Today, sells her art at ArtWanted.com and at CafePress.com. There are some beautiful pieces, so take a look now.
I know that we usually showcase dog beds that you would buy, but with a little of creativity, you can make your own and not break the bank in the process.
That’s just what Candace from Crafty Daisies did. She had bought her pug, Jaxon, a dog bed which he definitely did not care for. Instead of going out and buying another bed that he might not like, she figured she would just create one herself.
Starting off with a large pillow, she then bought a fabric pattern that she liked, and after about 20 minutes of work, Jaxon had something he seemed to like a lot more (he seems quite comfy in the picture!)
Take a look at her design – it’s simple and functional, and for a relatively small amount of effort and money, her dog got exactly the right bed!
(From PRWeb) Dalida Maserejian from My Lucky Dog was inspired by her dog Princess to start creating dog beds, so she did. However, these cute and mostly animal-shaped beds also double as car seats for pets.
The unique dog beds are called BedPalsTM, and not only are they comfortable and cozy, but they’re easy to take on the road. The incuded adjustable safety strap makes it easy to attach the bed to a car seat belt.
Is Your Dog Suffering From Arthritis? Get Him A Buddy Bed
Is your beloved pet suffering from arthritis? It can often be hard to tell, but here are some common symptoms:
General stiffness, whether at rest or after activity.
Slow movements and difficulty in running.
Troubles with climbing and jumping.
The folks at Buddy Beds™ have designed a range of memory foam orthopedic dog beds that mold themselves to the shape of your pet’s body, and provide soothing relief from arthritic pain.
Arthritis in dogs, especially older ones, is quite common – an estimated 10 million dogs in the United States alone suffer from arthritic disorders. Why not give your ailing pet the most comfortable bed possible, to help ease their pain?
The dog bed industry is growing by leaps and bounds, all thanks to the fact that dog owners want to give the very best in terms of dog beds to their pets. In order to fulfill the growing demand, you can now see various kinds of pet beds on the market, ranging from the basic and affordable varieties to the high end deluxe beds. Comfort and size are the two main things that every dog owner should look for in a dog bed, but ease of cleaning and maintenance comes a close second. In this regard, washable dog beds are the very best.
Washable beds are those beds that can easily be washed and dried. They are mainly of two types:
Those that have washable covers.
Types that are entirely waterproof and can thus be washed fully.
The dog beds which are waterproof can not only be cleaned easily but also provide protection against damp floors. These can even be used outdoors without having to worry about damaging the bed or the inside filling. The second type of wash able dog beds are the ones that are not entirely waterproof but have washable covers. These covers are of the removable variety and can thus be removed as and when they need cleaning.
Washable Dog Bed Benefits
Since these beds can be washed when dirty, they do not provide a breeding ground for fleas and ticks. If the bed does tend to accumulate fleas, you can simply wash the bed and rid it of all the pests. This helps to keep your dog free from ticks and fleas and keep it healthier.
Some old dogs develop incontinence problems and may accidentally relieve themselves on their beds. In such a situation, washable peds beds are a god send as you can wash them and make them clean once again. You or your pet need not even live with a smelly dog bed.
Regular washing not only helps to keep the dog bed clean and your pet in good health, but it also helps to extend the life of the dog bed. Most washable beds for dogs can be washed for unlimited cycles and still keep looking as good as new. With a quality dog bed, you don’t have to worry about frayed fabrics or damaged fillings and can thus use the bed for a long time.
When looking for a wash-able dog bed, make sure to pick one that can be washed in the machine. www.orvis.com has some great deals!