Archive for February, 2009

Choose a dog bed that is the right size for your dog. Your dog should be able to lie flat, completely stretched out on his side, without hanging out off his dog bed.


Is the dog bed washable and refillable?


Ask the salesperson for advice! Most dog beds are filled with foam, but some are filled with cedar, which repels fleas. Be sure that a cedar bed is refillable.


Make sure if the covering on the dog bed is removable and washable. Dog bed covers do get dirty.


Dog bed styles


Think about the type of bed your dog would be most comfortable in. There are pillows, mats, rugs and cuddlers.


  • pillows are just big cushions
  • mats are thinner than pillows, and
  • rugs are still thinner.
  • cuddler dog bedcuddlers are like a pillow with sides: so your dog can curl up and be supported on three sides.


Look at the area you would like to keep the dog bed in, and try to match the colors of the bed to your room.


If you are buying a bed for a dog’s crate or dog house, color may not be as great a concern. A simple crate mat will work best.


Beds for dogs with special needs


For old, arthritic and ill dogs there are special orthopedic beds and heated beds available.


For hot weather, there are dog beds made to be cooler in hot weather.


Dog bed prices


A simple fleece rug can be found for $10. Pillows and cuddlers run between $20 and $150.


There are also expensive dog sofas, which look like small human sofas made especially for dogs. 


Dog beds summarized


Buy a dog bed that is:


  • big enough to accommodate your dog
  • washable and refillable
  • goes with the style of the room you put the dog bed in.

Cedar filled dog beds

cedar filled dog beds

We and our dog love cedar filled dog beds as cedar helps to repel fleas and keeps the dog bed and our room smelling fresh.


Cedar bedding versus pine bedding


Cedar filling makes a big difference! Cedar repels moths and fleas and repelling fleas is always a plus.


I do love the smell of cedar. We have a large dog and although our website is called air filled dog beds, we use a cedar filling dog bed which fills the whole dog room with cedar smell!


Cedar dog bed


cedar dog bed


If you go and buy a new dog bed, consider buying a cedar dog bed for the same advantages as mentioned above.


These dog beds with cedar also have the natural cedar aroma that reduces pet odors. Your cedar dog bed makes a good indoor and outdoor dog bed. Make sure to ask your salesperson whether the cedar dog bed is washable!


Know that there are also orthopedic cedar dog beds on sale to give dogs with chronic pain a comfortable and supportive rest. These dog beds have normally a thick convoluted foam insert in addition to the cedar liner.


If you don’t want fleas and enjoy a house smelling like cedar, do buy cedar filled dog beds or when buying a complete new bed, do consider buy a dog bed entirely made in cedar.