Dogs can nap anywhere, but should they?
It can seem that a dog can plop down anywhere, especially when close to you, and snooze happily. And with young, smaller dogs, that's largely true. But if you share your heart and home with a large breed dog or elderly longtime companion, either of which can suffer from arthritis, helping him hunker down for the night gets more difficult. For puppies, extra small & toy breeds, and medium breeds, machine-washable, water-resistant beds with removable covers are the name of the game. With smaller dogs, you don't need to worry as much about memory foam or orthopedic foam, and can instead focus on fun things like animal print or chevron. With giant breeds, however, buying an x-large or jumbo version of what you'd buy for a small dog just won't cut it.
Your special dog has special needs when it comes to her sleeping spot, including quality support, soft materials and strategic construction. And if her dog bed is also attractive, blends with your décor, and washes up well, you've got a winner. We've culled through dozens of pet beds that offer amazing comfort for your older pet as well as a sense of style. This way, both you and your dog will rest easy.
With microfiber, polyfill, gel foam, sherpa, and more, these loungers will help your furry friend cuddle in style. Many of them are self-warming, chew-resistant, and easily fit into a dog crate if need be. Check out these Chewy exclusive large dog beds.
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An easy-entry bed is ideal for older dogs who may be moving more slowly than usual. And the smart design includes a cozy bolster all along the top edge, making her naps and nighttime sleep more restful and comfier. And if the cover gets smudged, it zips off to pop right in the wash.
Just picturing your sweet pup in this big lump of fuzz is enough to make your heart flutter. Yeah, it's pretty hard to resist. Plus there's extra filling inside that's designed to relieve muscle pain and the raised lip acts as a built-in pillow. Two chic colors and three sizes help to seal the deal.
This heavenly canine sleeper features faux fur and suede and a medical-grade egg-crate foam base that eases your dog's painful pressure points. But the best part is that the chaise design and dual shades (marine blue, dark green, espresso) nicely complement most home interiors.
This bed had us at "velvet." And the cushion-y bolsters are a big selling point as well. Supportive foam may make your dog's achy limbs feel better and the sofa style is so attractive you won't mind it on display in the living room. We also love the coordinating piping top stitched on the edge that comes in pretty shades, like brownstone and celadon green.
Show your love of our nation's natural wonders with this stunning yet comfy sleeper for dogs of all sizes and health needs. The colors here are a tribute to the shades of that famous Arizona landscape, but you can also pick another park theme (Glacier, Acadia, Crater Lake) depending where your loyalties lie.
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Editor's Note: Products featured on Wide Open Pets are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.
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