Orthopedic heated dog beds, perhaps the best accessory you can buy for your dog if he’s having difficulty walking, perhaps from arthritis or an injury. There are many types and styles of orthopedic heated dog beds out there to choose from but finding the right heated dog bed takes a bit more effort than just grabbing the cheapest one. You really need to know your dogs needs, and what your dog likes and dislikes. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features you’ll find on the average heated dog bed and then I’ll link a few of the best models available on the market today.
Important Features to consider when shopping for a Great Orthopedic Heated Dog Bed
Some dogs like to curl up against something when they sleep, while others like to lay out in the open. You should know how your dog sleeps, and knowing this will help you decide whether you should get a simple heated pad, or a heated pet bed with raided sides. My dog, for example, likes to curl up in a corner, so I got her an orthopedic dog bed with raised cushioned sides and she loves it.
Once you know what style to get you’ll need to look at the size. Don’t automatically assume that bigger is better, choose a size that’s just right for your dog. Most heated pet beds are rated either by dog weight or small, medium and large. Generally I don’t go by this I just measure my dog when she’s all curled up and sleeping and then look at the heated pet bed measurements. Make sure you don’t get one that’s too small.
Now when looking for orthopedic pet beds you’ll see that there are three main things they’ll possibly have. They’ll have a heating function, maybe a memory foam padding, and then some of the more expensive ones have a massage feature. Once again, just because there are massaging dog beds out there doesn’t mean that’s the best for your pet. My dog hates anything electric that makes noise, vacuum cleaner, electric shaver, hair dryer etc. I made the mistake of getting a heated pet bed that massages and it scared her so much she wouldn’t go near the bed for days. If your dog is afraid of mechanical things than don’t buy this feature.
One thing that you should look for in an orthopedic pet bed is a removable and washable cover. Obviously you don’t want to throw the entire pet bed into the washing machine since that will ruin it, look for a removable and waterproof cover so you can clean the heated pet bed easily.
Now let’s take a look at some great orthopedic heated pet beds, after looking at these features I think you’ll agree that these are top notch dog beds.
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