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Why Your Pet Needs a Bed

Sprawled out on the kitchen floor. Curled up in a discarded coat. Nestled into the back seat of your car. These are all places where your dog can sleep — and quite comfortably too. However, while your dog can sleep anywhere, that doesn’t necessarily mean that she should. As a pet owner, it is very important to provide your dog with a warm and comfortable bed of her own; a place she can retreat to at night and nap in throughout the day.

Cesarsway has all the information on just a few of the ways a dog bed can benefit both you and your dog. beds

Benefits

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A good dog bed will provide your pet with a soft, comfortable place to rest her joints and bones. This becomes increasingly important as dogs age.

Insulation
Dog beds offer an important source of insulation during the winter and summer, acting as a protective layer between the cold floor or hot ground.

Hair and odor control
Dog beds can help keep your house clean (or at least cleaner) by keeping the hair and odor concentrated in a single area, while discouraging pets from curling up on the upholstery. Even better, quality dog beds are water-resistant and easy to clean.

Personal space
Much like the rest of your family, your dog needs a space where she feels safe, protected, and relaxed. By providing your dog with her own bed, you can help your dog feel as though she has a valued place in your household.

How to choose a dog bed

Now that you know your dog needs his own bed, how do you pick the right one? To determine the best bed for your dog, you should consider the following factors:

Size
It’s important to choose a bed that is big enough to support your dog’s body when she is stretched out. We suggest measuring your dog, and then picking a bed that is at least 5 inches longer and wider.

Quality
Just as you wouldn’t skimp when choosing your own bed, you should look for a bed made of durable, superior materials.

Now, where are you going to get those comfy new beds for Buddy and LuLu? The Brookside Barkery of course! The Barkery has tons of beds to choose from, so you can find the perfect match for your pet. Choose from small, large, round, or rectangular. Don’t FURget the feel test! There are different levels of squishy-ness available so your pet will be as comfortable as possible! Stop by today to find your pet’s perfect new bed!

Did we mention that all beds are on sale?! 50% off through December 31st!

Is it OK to Sleep with Your Pets?

We all love our dogs and want to make them happy, but what do you do when they insist on sleeping in bed with you? Should you even let them? Thanks to dogmagazine.net and the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, we find the answer. The Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic of Arizona conducted a study of some 150 patients, with 74 of them being pet owners. The study showed that more thansleeping half of those 74 patients allowed their pets to sleep in the bedroom with them.


20 percent of owners described their pets as disruptive at night, 41 percent said their pets are unobtrusive, and many of the study’s participants stated that their pets contributed positively to their sleep, providing security, companionship or relaxation.

The study also showed that dogs are more dependent on humans than cats. While dogs do a better job developing a “consistent sleep pattern” with their owners, they can also bark or whimper during the night if they are dissatisfied.

Dogs Sleeping in the Bedroom: Can it be Harmful?

However, it’s not always smooth sailing when deciding to sleep with your dogs in the room. A previous study offers an alternative tale of nighttime restlessness where it concerns dogs in the bedroom.

While countless pet owners peacefully sleep with a warm pet nearby, a Mayo Clinic study, presented in 2014 at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, found an increase in the number of people experiencing sleep disturbances because of their pets.

“The study determined that while the majority of patients did not view their pets intolerably disturbing their sleep, a higher percentage of patients experienced irritation — this may be related to the larger number of households with multiple pets,” says Lois Krahn, M.D., Mayo Clinic psychiatrist and author of the study.

What this comes down to is preference. If you sleep soundly with Rover by your side then, by all means, let him crawl into bed with you. If you are constantly woken up by snoring or barking, then it might not be the best thing for you.

The Brookside Barkery has a huge selection of pet beds if y2015-01-28_1332ou are one of those who cannot sleep through the night with your pet. Pick up a fluffy, new pet bed for your fur baby, and the two of you will be drifting off to dream land in no time!