Just like humans, our pets need somewhere comfortable and safe where they can go to have a snooze. Their very own bed will also give your pet somewhere to sleep at night, instead of curled up at your feet or around your head!
There are many different types of pet beds available and as a rule of thumb, you should have at least one bed per bed, or one bedding area. Pet beds are available in many areas such as pet stores, department stores, hardware stores and online. This means that you should be able to find a bed that both you and your pet love! Once youíve bought the bed, it is a good idea to place it in an out of the way place where your pet can still easily see all family members. This will make it feel secure and alleviate any anxiety they may feel when they wake up and canít see you. Placing it near a window is also good as your pet will be able to see out at the world while they are resting
When it comes to choosing a comfy bed for your beloved pet to sleep on, there are many different options. Some of the most common include:
When you are choosing a pet bed or bedding there are some things that you need to take into consideration. Firstly, you need to consider how easy it is to clean the bed. For example, does it have a cover that you can take off and throw in the washing machine, or better yet, can the whole bed be thrown in the machine? If it is an outdoor bed, can it be hosed down? If it is bedding for a smaller animal such as a mouse, rat or rabbit, make sure that the bedding is cost effective and easy to replace.
Also make sure that the bed is safe for your particular pet. There is no point in buying a bed that looks great if it is made of hazardous materials or if it has places where your pet could get their head or foot caught. Also look at the size of the bed. It is pretty difficult to go too big (apart from space issues) but if it is too small then your pet will find it practically impossible to get comfortable. Higher sides are great for keeping your pet warmer.
No matter what pet bed you end up buying, consider buying your pet its very own blanket as part of the bed (if appropriate). This can be their own special item and give them even more comfort!