They are beloved members of the family. You lavish attention on them with toys and games. You feed them all-natural, grain-free food. You ensure that they’re groomed and socialized properly. Why wouldn’t you pay the same attention to their sleep health? A custom pet bed can make a difference in the quality of your pet’s sleep as well as in their health and even add style to your own home.
Bed Shape and Form Factor
One of the first things you’ll want to consider when choosing a custom dog or cat bed is the shape and form factor. Several things will affect your choice in this area, including your pet’s age, their size, and your home’s overall aesthetic. We’ll discuss some of your options below.
A dog bed with high sides creates a safe, intimate environment for your pet. The boards also give them a resting place that is higher and acts as a pillow of sorts.
A star-shaped pet bed can offer additional space for rolling around in each direction. Great for curling up, and can also add interest to any room you might place it in.
A pillow pet bed is just that – a cushiony pillow with no sides that offers plenty of rest space for your beloved pet while they’re sleeping. This type of bed lacks sides and makes it easy for any size pet to jump on!
Custom-Shaped Pet Beds
Custom-shaped ped beds are available and can offer a unique look for spaces around your home. You can choose the size, thickness and design that will best suit your pet to give them the ultimate rest time.
Construction Material and Fabric
Two other considerations will also need to be made when buying a custom pet bed – the construction material and the fabric covering. Many pet beds on the market are made with synthetic foam or memory foam, but these should be avoided. These types of beds off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which have been shown to cause serious health problems in both animals and humans. Some of them also include flame retardant chemicals, many of which have been linked to diseases ranging from brain damage to cancer.
Wool is the best option for a custom pet bed. Animals are naturally attracted to wool and you’ll be amazed to see how quickly they fall in love with their wool beds. Wool is an all-natural material that does not need any chemical flame retardants due to the natural lanolin oil that coats each fiber. It is also firm and supportive, incredibly durable, and both antimicrobial and antibacterial.
When it comes to the outer covering, you’ll want to choose something that will resist dirt and stains, and that is easy to clean. Both the cotton and the linen fabric coverings are durable, while linen is also excellent at withstanding dirt and staining. Any of these options is a great choice for your pet and help to support good sleep health and overall wellness.
Speaking of sleep health, one of the most common reasons for an owner to invest in a custom pet bed is because they want to ensure that their beloved companion is able to enjoy deep, restful sleep. Sleep quality is just as important for pets as it is for humans, and many of the same factors can affect the quality of your dog’s or cat’s sleep as they do your own. For instance, as your dog ages, joints can become inflamed and painful. Muscles can become stiff. It gets more difficult to get into and out of certain positions. A custom pet bed offers an ideal solution in terms of support and ease of use.
Ultimately, a custom pet bed is an excellent investment in your dog’s health and wellness. Wool brings many benefits to us, why not share those with everyone you care about, including your pet!