What size bed do I need to buy for my cat or dog?
|Size||Average diameter measurement||Suitable for...|
|Small||50-60cm||Small cats||Shop all small pet beds|
|Small dogs e.g.|
|Medium||60-70cm||Large cats||Shop all medium pet beds|
|Small dogs e.g.|
|Large||70-80cm||Medium sized dogs e.g.||Shop all large pet beds|
|Extra Large||80-90cm||Large dogs e.g.||Shop all extra large pet beds|
What are the different
pet bed styles?
Donut pet bed
Igloo pet bed
Oval pet bed
Cat radiator bed
Box pet bed
What are the different materials available?
Plastic pet beds
These types of beds can be more hygienic as they will not retain moisture if your pet has an accident, preventing any potential of mould or mildew. They are also easier to clean and more durable than beds made from other materials.Shop all
Fleece pet beds
These will keep your pet cosy and warm, ideal for winter months or just for an extra snug sleep. They can be a little harder to clean, but most can be put in the washing machine on a gentle wash.Shop all
Waterproof pet beds
These will not absorb water or any other liquid, making them ideal for pets that jump straight into their bed after playing around in puddles or those prone to accidents. Most can just be wiped clean using a damp cloth between washes.Shop all
Memory foam pet beds
They provide the upmost amount of comfort, helping to support your pet's weight whilst moulding to their body shape. They are perfect for older dogs and cats that suffer from aches and pains in their muscles and joints.Shop all
Tips for buying beds to suit your pet's needs
For older dogs:
Get a bed that is firm and thick, so it can support their joints and muscles – orthopaedic pet beds are normally best for this.
Some older dogs may also wet the bed, so having a bed that is easy to clean and stain-resistant would be beneficial.
For dogs with allergies:
It's best to get a bed that is hypoallergenic. Any bed that is should have it clearly labelled as such so you will know with certainty.
For dogs that like to chew or dig:
Sturdy beds made from durable material are best so you can avoid having to replace your pup's bed regularly.
Avoid beds with any extra attachments on the outside like zips or buttons.
For senior cats:
Memory foam bedding will help to support aging joints.
Try to avoid beds with high sides and deep padding and go for materials like fleece as older cats prefer warmer beds.
For cats that like to climb:
Consider getting a scratching post bed that will double as a sleeping place. This will mean they will be able to get the satisfaction out of climbing before going to rest.
Will my cat or dog bed be easy to clean?
Some beds will be easier to clean than others but a lot of our pet beds are machine washable. It's generally recommended that they are washed on a gentle setting, at a lower temperature. Some also have removable inner padding, or removable covers to make the cleaning even easier.
For in between washes, it may be worth investing in a pet vacuum cleaner to help remove stubborn fur and hairs from the different materials.