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Choosing a Bed For Your Pet

When it comes to pet beds, the world is your oyster. Dr Chris show's you some of the options available...


"We humans spend a lot of time and a lot of money trying to find the perfect bed for that perfect night sleep, and it shouldn't be any different for our pets, so let's look at the options.

Like us, animals come in all ages, shapes and sizes, so what's good for one, won't necessarily be good for all.

Now just like Pauly and Murphy here, I've got to say I'm a big fan of the raised bed. It gets them up off the cold wet ground and also allows the air to circulate underneath the mattress here. It's also very handy for arthritic dogs that can walk in and out of bed very easily.

Hammock beds range in price from $50AUD to $115AUD. And of course nowdays, designer beds are all the rage, but you will pay for fashion like this, but you can't forget about practicalities. I know dogs can dirty up beds, so make sure the cover is always machine washable, it's very important.

Designer beds cost anywhere from $40AUD to $120AUD. If your companion is a little old, or just a little spoilt, what about warming things up a bit. And what about this, for those pets who are extremely stiff in their joints, or just plain spoilt, there's now the electric pet bed warmer, just like our electric blanket it keeps them warm all through winter, but I don't think we will be moving Squeak anytime soon."