You might think that elevated dog beds are only for aged, sick, or injured dogs when you first hear about their benefits. In fact, the elevated design is great for dogs of all breeds! Here are five of the most compelling reasons to get your dog an elevated bed.
An elevated bed raises your dog off the ground, allowing him to maintain a suitable temperature.
An elevated bed is exactly that: elevated! Your dog won’t get too hot or cold because air can flow beneath it. If the dog would normally be on a cold cement or tile floor, such as in a kennel, or the hard plastic floor of a crate, this is very vital.
A sturdy, even support is provided by a raised bed. The contrast between sleeping on a mattress and sleeping in a bean-bag chair is significant.
Consider this: Would you want to spend the entire night in a bean-bag chair? Even if you were completely healthy, you’d wake up stiff. That’s why our orthopaedic beds are suitable for all dogs, not only those suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia, or other joint issues. The pressure from lying on the floor might inflict strain on your dog’s hips, shoulders, and elbows, and a standard puffy bed won’t help much.
An elevated bed can be moved around.
Fluffy beds can be thick and heavy, which can be inconvenient if you need to relocate the bed to a different room. Elevated beds are light and portable, making them ideal for moving from room to room – or even outside! They also take up little space in a car, allowing you to provide your dog a comfortable place to sleep when travelling or boarding.
A raised bed does not have any stuffing that can be chewed up.
Dogs enjoy solving problems, and one of their favourites is figuring out how to shred dog beds. How many owners have arrived home to find a cloud of stuffing in the living room? How many dogs have required emergency medical attention after eating the fluff or foam in their beds? We cringe at the prospect. There is no stuffing in elevated dog beds.
A raised dog bed is simple to clean, which is especially useful for people or dogs who suffer from allergies.
If you or a member of your family suffers from allergies, you’ve probably heard that hard floors are healthier than carpeting since they’re easier to clean. Elevated dog beds are superior to puffy or foam-based dog beds for the same reason: they are easy to clean! Although the cover of a puffy bed can be machine washed, the stuffing can still store allergies such as dust mites, dander, and pollen brought in from outside. You won’t be able to clean it completely.
An elevated dog bed does not have to be for a dog with specific requirements. In fact, you won’t find any other style of bed anywhere where there are a lot of dogs. Top dog boarding and grooming establishments, daycares, and shelters all use elevated dog beds.