Let's talk about- pets
Beds and bedding for your dog
It is essential for the dog to have a
bed of its own. Washability is a priority need when selecting the
perfect bedding for your puppy. Plastic beds built for this purpose is
are not expensive and easily cleaned, but make sure that they have a
soft bedding for the comfort of your pet.
Providing a mobile cage as a bed and a private place for your puppy
has several advantages. It is a place to put your dog in when visitors
arrive; especially those who do not appreciate dog hairs all over their
Cages may be the completely collapsible type, useful for folding and
taking with you when you are traveling with the dog. There are plenty of
choices of bedding. The most appropriate seems to be the comfortable as
well as warm bedding made of synthetic fur backed by a strong woven
base. These are long lasting and they are usually resistant to be chewed
More used than anything else is a square of old blanket or blanket
off-cut. Nothing is wrong with this method provided you have enough so
that you can wash them regularly, bearing in mind that they have a
fluffy deposit which needs to be removed from the washing machine and
they take forever to dry.
The kitchen or a warm utility room are the best places for the dog to
sleep. The kitchen floor often has non-absorbent flooring, useful for a
puppy before he is able to avoid accidents.
Once he has become accustomed to the kitchen, if it remains
convenient to you, it is possibly the best for him to stay. The kitchen
tends to be one of the warm places in the house, and dogs like warmth.
Most dogs of pure breeds are not kenneled out of doors. There is no
particular reason why they should not be and if that is your intention
it must be instituted from the start. Use plenty of warm bedding and pay
more attention to draughts and waterproofing.
One problem with outside kennels is that it becomes too easy to
ignore the dog. Few owners will indulge in the outright cruelty of
neglecting to feed their dog. However, this may lead them to postpone
the dog's daily walks for reasons such as finding that the weather is
If a dog is to be confined in a kennel, you must ask yourself if you
really want a dog. Remember, a dog is an animal which has feelings too.
He needs food, shelter and protection but most of all he needs loving
care. Offer that to him and in return you will be lavished with
adoration and loyalty that will be hard to find in another human soul.