Buying your dog a bed
For most people, getting a bed for a dog is a bit much. A lot of us think that dogs can simply sleep anywhere and for the most part, they do. Not because they want to, but because they are forced to. But just like humans, dogs need beds for many reasons and this is especially true when it comes to large dogs.
Their Own Space
Dogs are naturally territorial and a place of their own makes them feel safe. They need to have an area that is not just comfortable but makes them feel that they are in their home. A dog bed makes the dog feel at-home even though the rest of the house belongs to you. A dog bed can be something that your dog can retreat to.
A dog bed will serve as your dog’s domain and he or she therefore will not feel the need to be all around the house. This means that they will not take over the couch or worst, your own bed. Dogs instinctively try to find a comfortable area in the house where they can relax and if you do not provide it, he or she will find an alternative.
Support Their Health
Have you tried sleeping on a hard surface like a floor or a flat piece of wood? Not so comfortable right? And often at times you feel a lot of aching and soreness on your muscles. It’s as if you never rested at all. The same goes with your dog. A bed can give the same health benefits to a dog as it would for you. A bed can help take away the discomfort and pain of arthritis, hip dyspalsia and other ailments that are common especially on larger dogs.
As your dog gets older, the hard surface of a floor can cause a lot of issues with your dog so orthopedic dog beds can be very useful. While a lot of people look at dogs as just “animals”. For most of the dog owners I know, giving their dog a proper dog bed makes it a lot easier to recover or avoid any bone-related pain even in their later years.
Keeps The Rest Of The House Clean
Let’s admit it, if you have a dog, you floor seems to be a bit less than perfect. This is common if the dog roams around the house looking for an area to rest. Designating a “rest area” by using a bed minimizes the “paw-traffic” that your floor gets.