Some types of dog beds might more properly be called dog bedding, because they straddle the categories of bed and bedding. On the one side, you have obvious bedding like throws or blankets, and on the other there are those items that have pretty clearly defined parameters as beds. But in between, you’ll find the sorts of dog supplies that pull in some qualities from both categories, either adding interesting accessories or making the bed itself into something whose shape can change depending on the need.
Some bedding for dogs is as simple as a bunch of blankets. If that’s the sort of bed your dog likes, then you can get these at places like the Salvation Army or other second hand stores. You don’t necessarily have to get elaborate with them, especially if you use them mainly to line the dog’s crate or to cover furniture. Yet many websites or stores where there are dog beds for sale will also have blankets, throws, and variations on them, designed especially for your dog. Some specially created blankets may have inserts for heating pads, or might be designed to wrap and towel off the dog after a bath.
Even dog beds with frames, like the canopy bed made by Lulu Jane, a subsidiary of Orrville Pet Products (http://www.orrvillepet.com/), still often need dog bedding to make them complete. This luxury dog bed needs the dog owner to insert a human-sized pillow into the base of the frame, to serve as the “mattress” of the canopy bed. So while the company creates the elaborate crowned frame of the basic bed, it needs extra bedding before the dog is able to sleep there.
Other dog bedding serves a functional purpose other than just giving the dog something to lie on. For example, the Scottish dog supplies company, Tuffies, makes a cover for their beds that can wick away moisture, so that a wet dog can stay lying on a fairly dry cover and not be soggy and damp as it’s drying off. There are many different categories of bedding, and many bed accessories that accompany them. Whether you’re looking at simple blankets or quite elaborate beds and bedding setups, you have countless options for making your dog’s sleeping arrangements comfortable.
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