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Elevated Dog Beds
Elevated dog beds are raised up off the floor and have a sturdy base, some with rubber feet, so they won’t slide. These beds are considered therapeutic because they provide arthritic and older dogs relief. These dogs have difficulty standing or getting up from a bed that they sink into. The raised dog bed makes it easier for a dog to get into and out of a resting position.
Some raised dog beds are cooling beds. Their elevation allows cool air circulation under the bed. Although not considered a heated bed, raised beds keep your dog off a cold drafty floor in the winter. If your dog sleeps outside, an elevated dog bed can help keep him warm and dry in bad weather. These beds also decrease the amount of debris that might find its way into or under the dog bed, causing discomfort. They also eliminate the space for odor causing bacterial buildup that can sometimes be a problem for normal stuffed dog beds.
Raised dog beds are often more convenient for travel as well. Many of these beds are portable and fold-up, making them favorites for campers and vacationers. In places like campgrounds where the ground conditions cannot be controlled, an elevated dog bed keeps your pet safe. On the floor, there can be insects and other unwanted varmints. Dogs with flea allergies can develop a type of dermatitis from having too much contact with fleas. Fleas can only jump six or seven inches vertically, so an elevated dog bed that is more than seven inches from the floor can keep fleas out of your dog's sleeping area.
One thing to remember is to make sure to check the height of the raised dog bed. The height of the bed is relative to the size of your dog. Beds that are too high for a pup can cause injury due to strain or tumbling off during a snooze. Most beds are created with the size of the dogs in mind so you don’t have to worry too much about it, but many smaller toy breeds may have a tough time climbing even small beds.
ThePerfectDogBed.com carries a variety of elevated dog beds. As you browse our line of dog beds, please keep in mind that each of our items come with a satisfaction guarantee. We want to make sure you receive only the finest quality products and that you are satisfied with your order. Please be sure to contact us if you don't find what you're looking for or if you’d like us to suggest an item for you.
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