Bed Size

How to choose the right size dog bed

Finding the perfect sized bed for your beloved pet can be tricky. The easiest way is to measure him from the tip of the nose to the tail (Full Length), Then add 6 to 12 inches to the full length number to give your pooch some room to spread out.

Unlike beds made for us, there is are no universal predefined bed sizes for dogs. It could be a lot easier if you could pick out a standard twin, full, or queen size bed for your dog, knowing that it would fit your pet without any issues. That’s not the case, and eyeballing the size of the bed isn’t a reliable way to know if your dog will fit comfortably.

The best way to be sure that you’re getting the right size dog bed is to measure your dog for a bed. Then add 6 to 12 inches to the final number to give your pooch some room to spread out. Most dog owners are surprised to find out after they measure the dog and add another 6 to 12 inches that they have been seriously underestimating how much space their dog needs.

Measuring Tips:  We recommend measuring your pet in their natural sleeping position to find the perfect bed size. Add 4-6” for cats and small dogs, or 8-12” for medium to large dogs. When in doubt, size up – no one likes falling out of bed!

Consider Your Dog’s Personality

All dogs are different, they sleep in different positions, and their personality has to be considered when shopping for their new bed. In this case, picking the right type of the bed will often go together with the right size.

Does your dog like to curl up when sleeping? Many dogs instinctual sleep in a curled-up position to keep themselves warm and for the feeling of safety. Most bed sizes will work in this case, as long as they’re not too small, and you don’t need to pick an over-sized bed. Does your dog like to stretch out when sleeping? A larger bed with plenty of room will be the best choice to prevent any discomfort for a dog that likes to stretch out. An over-sized bed to a lot of extra room will also provide good support for dogs with joint problems.

When in doubt, choose the bigger bed.
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