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Do Dogs Need Beds? Why Your Pup Needs a Comfy Bed, Too

Do Dogs Need Beds? Why Your Pup Needs a Comfy Bed, Too

Did you know that about 20% of dogs will develop arthritis at some point in their lives?

More often than not, it's senior dogs that are stricken by the degenerative joint disease. But there are also some younger dogs that have to live with it, too.

When you consider this, it's pretty easy to answer the question, "Do dogs need beds?" Almost everyone would agree that dogs do, in fact, need beds to sleep on. They can provide them with the relief they need from arthritis as well as other painful joint disorders like hip dysplasia.

And that's not the only reason why you should learn how to choose a dog bed for your four-legged friend. There are also lots of other reasons why it's a good idea for you to purchase one of these Nest Bedding Dog Beds for a dog.

Check out several of them below.

Encourages Your Dog to Get Enough Sleep

You're probably well aware of this fact. But just in case you're not, it's important for you to know that your dog needs to sleep. A lot.

When you first welcome a new puppy into your home, they're going to have to sleep for anywhere from 18 to 20 hours each day in most cases. Their bodies are growing quickly, which is a big part of the reason why they always seem to be so tired.

But even once your puppy turns into a full-grown adult, your dog is still going to need to get more than enough sleep each day. On average, most dogs will sleep for between 10 to 12 hours at a time, with some requiring even more sleep than that.

What better way to encourage your dog to get the sleep they need than by purchasing a dog bed for them. Ask yourself, "What size dog bed do I need for my dog?", and then go out and get one for them. You'll let them know that it's OK for them to sleep whenever they want by providing them with a place to lie down.

Improves the Quality of Your Dog's Sleep

When it comes to sleeping, you should try to get into the habit of doing more than just encouraging your dog to lie down and go to sleep. You should also take steps to make sure your dog is comfortable while they're sleeping so that they get the best sleep that they possibly can.

This is going to be almost impossible to do if your dog is simply lying down on the hard floor every time they go to sleep. It's also going to be impossible if your dog is constantly sleeping in places where people are walking by all the time and waking them up.

You can work to improve your dog's sleep quality by sticking something like this soft Bolstered Dog Bed down in a quiet area of your home where they won't be disturbed. They'll be able to sprawl out on their bed whenever they want and catch some Zs in peace.

Studies have shown that this might work wonders for your dog's memory. Dogs that get high-quality sleep day in and day out tend to remember commands from their owners better and demonstrate better behavior overall because of it. 

Makes Your Dog Feel Safe and Secure

Does your dog get anxious a lot in your home? This is a lot more common than you might think.

Some studies have suggested that upwards of 70% of dogs demonstrate anxiety to some degree. Dogs are known to decrease anxiety levels in their human owners, but they themselves sometimes suffer from the same anxiety that they help prevent.

If your dog is always anxious, you should try to find different ways to make them feel safe and secure. You might be able to do this by setting up a crate for them complete with a dog bed inside. But you also might be able to do it by asking yourself, "Do dogs need beds?", and then setting up something like this Pet Tent for them with a bed in it.

When you have a Pet Tent in your home, your dog will have somewhere to go when they want to get away from the world for a little while. It'll make most of their anxiety go away and help them to relax for a little while.

Prevents Your Dog From Getting Up Onto Your Bed

If you've gotten into the habit of letting your dog sleep with you at night, you might not be ready to stop doing it anytime soon. There are some people who can't sleep anymore if they don't have their dogs by their side.

But there are some big downsides to allowing your dog to climb into bed with you every night. Some of them are:

  • They can take up too much of the bed depending on how large they are and what position they sleep in
  • They can disturb you while you're sleeping and stop you from getting a good night's sleep
  • They can introduce fleas, ticks, and other insects into your bed

So instead of letting your dog sleep in your bed, why not have them sleep next to your bed in this Wool Dog Bed? It'll keep them close to you when you sleep while giving them their own space to stretch out and get the shut-eye that they need.

So, Do Dogs Need Beds? The Answer Is "Yes!"

Dog owners often wonder, "Do dogs need beds?" They see their dogs lying down on the floor and think that it'll be enough to keep them comfortable.

But this couldn't be further from the truth. In reality, all dogs should have access to beds in their homes for all the reasons that we just mentioned. You'll be doing a huge disservice to your dog if you don't ask, "How big a dog bed do I need?", and buy your dog a bed to sleep on.

At Nest Bedding, we've earned a reputation for selling some of the very best mattresses in the business. But we also specialize in manufacturing comfortable dog beds these days. Contact us to learn more about them or to order one for your dog.