Is your bed the pet bed in your house? There's a lot of debate about whether pet beds are necessary or not. Let's discuss some of the factors to keep in mind as you consider a bed for your beloved four-legged friend.
You will hear arguments on every side of this. Some would say that everyone needs a space of his or her own, and having a bed for your dog or cat gives your precious pet a space that belongs to him or her alone. Additionally, you’re also ensuring that you have your own personal space in your home, too. If Fido has a bed of his own, he’s less likely to want to take over your bed.
In addition to the personal space issue, there are a few distinct benefits to having a pet bed. One of the most important one concerns shedding. Pets are big shedders, and having a pet bed helps to control how much pet hair spreads around the house by keeping much of it isolated to your pet’s bed.
Additionally, beds help to support and cushion the joints and bones of your pets, and they provide insulation from the heat of summer and the cold of winter. Plus, it’s much easier to wash a pet bed than your mattress when pets have accidents, get sick, or cough up hairballs in the middle of the night.
Dogs and cats actually enjoy having their own beds – especially if they’re the right size. It’s important to choose a bed that allows them room to spread out comfortably while providing adequate support. Consumer Affairs suggests cleaning pet beds at least once a week to eliminate bacteria, control pet hair and reduce odors.
Start when pets are young and train them to enjoy their time in their special space. In the end, you’ll have a happy, well-adjusted pet that love their pet bed, and you’ll have more private space in your own bed at night.