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Round vs. Square-Shaped Bed
Good round or square beds is a good place for dogs to sleep in. Generally, one’s not better than the other in all situations. It’s down to how your dogs like to sleep and what you observe when they’re asleep.
Some dogs like to curl up and others prefer to stretch out. Square-shaped beds are better for dogs that like to stretch out and round ones for dogs that like to curl up. So, observe your dogs when they sleep and make your decision.
We must point out, though, that many dogs take up both positions frequently at different times. For example, a dog that stretches out while asleep may curl up in bed during the day and vice versa. For this reason, many dog owners simply buy one of each shape.
If you don’t intend to spend that much, then you should know that square and rectangular-shaped beds are usually more spacious and just right for dogs that curl up when they sleep.
Do Dogs Need A Bed?
You’ve seen dogs sleep on floors, diapers, and cardboard boxes. Also, your dog doesn’t complain when it curls up (or stretches out) next to you in bed so you’re starting to think dog beds are just another unnecessary product you’ve been made to believe you need by capitalist multimillionaire companies. Well, not quite.
Yes, dogs may share your bed and sleep in all kinds of places, but so did you when you were younger and, sometimes, so do you when you work long hours, play a boring tv show, or just decide to. That doesn’t diminish your need for and love for your bed whenever you get to sleep in it. That is similar to what happens with dogs too; they may sleep in other places sometimes but the dog bed is truly where their heart (and body) lies.
Dog beds offer way more than just a place to sleep. Good dog beds offer joint protection and support. They keep pups warm, prevent calluses, and the familiarity helps with sleeping anxiety when you travel together. Also, dogs sleep for 12-18 hours daily and relax for many extra hours. They appreciate a spot for relaxation and with dog beds, they get that and so much more.
Is It Worth Splurging On?
Dog beds are available to suit almost all budget sizes and as such you may be considering going big on dog beds. Paying a little extra for extra comfort and specifications is always good as long as you have the budget for it. You should know, though, that many impressive dog beds are affordable and good enough for your pet in every metric.