Benefits of a Large Dog Bed

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The fact that you are considering to buy a dog bed for your furry companion shows how much you adore your pet. However, it is important that you keep a few things in mind before purchasing an expensive bed, like your dog’s sleeping preference, size, body weight and age. A large dog bed can satisfy many needs of a dog, helping him get a good night’s sleep. The following are the major benefits of a large dog bed.

Provides Warmth

Although dog fur is designed to keep dogs warm during the winters, older dogs that have weaker immune systems and are prone to diseases that impair their hair are in need of an extra source of warmth and comfort. Large dogs are beds are ideal for such senior dogs that need the extra warmth. In addition large dog beds also make your dog feel safe during the night.

Offers Comfort

Your dog may not be comfortable sleeping on couches or on the cold hard floor. This may be causing them to have restless sleep. Dogs have special needs and you should choose their beds according to their preferences as inadequate amount of sleep can have your dog feeling ill and fatigued. A large dog bed will allow your dog the comfort he needs. To fulfill his needs even better, you can choose from a variety of different kinds of large dog beds.

In addition a large orthopedic memory foam dog bed will provide your dog premium comfort and care. Old dogs are susceptible to arthritis and such specialized beds are design to relax their muscles and soothe their joints and bones.

Provides a Sense of Security

Large dog beds help provide your dog a sense of security. A large dog bed will allow your dog a place to feel safe and warm. This will keep him settled through of the night.

Easy Training of New Puppies

Recently got a new puppy? A large dog bed will help train your new puppy. Most of the time, older dogs find it hard to get used to idea of their new dog beds and end up sleeping on the furniture as well. Getting a large dog bed for your new friend will allow him ample of time to get used to his bed. Over time this will also save you the trouble of getting him a new bed when he is much bigger and you will not have to be worried about him resting on your living room’s furniture.

Keeps your Home Clean

Finally, after a long day of jumping and running, dogs need their own personal space to relax. A large dog bed will give your dog space to stretch out and relax, keeping him away from your furniture. We know you love your dog but they do often get dirty and like to create havoc in the house. A large dog bed will allow your dog some private space, and you will not even have to worry about cleaning up the mess.

 

How to Take Care of Your Big Dog Bed

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Taking care of your dog bed is important because failing to take care of your dog’s bed can make your home vulnerable to germs, insects, pollutants, and flea infestations. Moreover, dirty dog beds pose a threat not only to your four-legged friend’s health but also to your family’s health and well-being as well.

If you bought a bed for your dog and are currently wondering how to take care of it, this article will guide you on the process.

1.     Vacuum the Bed

Before you wash the bed, vacuum it to remove dust, hair, allergens, dander, and any insect eggs that may reside in the bed. Vacuuming is especially important for a large dog bed because your big friend sheds more hair than smaller breed, which stick to his bed.

2.     Use a Lint Roller

After you vacuumed the large dog bed, it is time to roll the lint roller over it. Doing so removes any hair that escaped the vacuum cleaner. Removing their hair with a lint roller is crucial, because it eliminates the chances of your dog’s hair sticking to the wet bed once it is in the washing machine.

3.     Separate the Outer Fabric Cover from Lined Fabric

Next, it is time to separate the outer fabric cover from the lined fabric of the bed. This will make washing the outer fabric cover easier.

4.     Use a Stain Remover

If the dog bed has stains, even your best detergent may not be able to remove them. Using a stain remover before washing the bed will remove the stains during washing.

5.     Choose an Appropriate Detergent

Instead of using the regular detergent to wash your dog bed, choose a dog-friendly detergent. Because your dog loves to drag his quilts around holding these in his mouth, it is important the detergent contains gentle ingredients safe for dogs.

6.     Wash it Regularly

Washing the bed regularly is important because it helps get rid of dirt, germs, and pollutants. As such, wash the bed at least once a month. However, it’s highly recommend you wash it every 15 daysUse a Disinfectant Solution

After you wash the bed, follow with sterilizers or disinfectant solutions. These kill any germs that may reside in the bed and can compromise the health of your dog and/or your family.

7.     Clothes Dryer

Once you washed and disinfected your big dog bed, it is time to dry it with a clothes dryer. Place it in the clothes dryer for at least 20 minutes and allow it to dry.

8.     Air Dry

Congratulations! Now that you are done with the washing process, it is time to air dry the bed. Allow the bed to air dry until it is completely dry so there is no room for any odor.

While washing your large dog bed may require some time, it keeps your home hygienic. Moreover, washing the dog bed regularly also helps you reduce the risk of your family and your dog falling prey to infections and insects.