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The Best Dog Beds

Believe it or not, dogs sleep a lot. In fact, they usually spend 12-14 hours a day dozing. So why not give them the gift of a great night’s – or day’s – sleep this holiday season?

If you ask us, a dog can never have too many beds. A good bed gives them restorative, quality sleep, along with their own space in every room of the house. Plus, having plenty of dog beds around ensures you can work on teaching them to “settle” whenever you both need some downtime.

Whether you have one bed or several, it’s important to update them from time to time based on your dog’s unique needs. For example, a puppy may love a squishy, cozy bed where they can curl up, but a senior may need firmer support that’s easier on aging joints and to climb in and out of.

As you finish up your shopping list this year, here are a few of our favorite dog beds that will have your pup dreaming of sugar plums in no time.

Best Bet

Not sure what your dog likes? You can’t go wrong with a chaise lounge-style orthopedic bed. These beds offer firm support, plenty of space to stretch out, and bolsters on two sides for dogs who love a place to rest their weary heads. We recommend looking for options with removable covers for washing, like this bed from FurHaven.

Best for Chewers

Do you have an avid chewer on your hands? You can still help them get a great night’s sleep. Try a raised dog bed and add a cushy cot pad to the top. These solutions are often sold separately, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your pooch.

The added bonus? Raised beds also keep dogs cooler in warm months and can handle the outdoor elements, just bring their comfy topper indoors when they’re not in use.

Best for Snugglers

If you have a dog who loves to burrow, curl up, or nest, look no further than a donut cuddler. These shaggy, faux fur bed offer dogs squishy, cozy comfort that’s hard to beat. To be honest, we kind of wish these dog beds came in human size….

Best for Versatility

Looking for something washable, portable, and comfortable that also works in a crate? MidWest has you covered. These versatile dog beds come in numerous sizes that don’t break the bank. Plus, they’re easy to care for and take anywhere, so your dog can catch a nap, even if you’re on the move.

Best for Seniors

Aging dogs or pups with arthritis or mobility issues can struggle with painful or stiff joints, which can keep a good nap out of paw’s reach. Fortunately, dog beds made with memory foam can offer remarkable solutions – and some styles even come with a soothing, cooling agent made from gel. Since it’s also common for seniors to have accidents from time to time, look for beds with waterproof liners and washable covers, like this premium dog bed from Sealy.

Looking for more tips on finding the best bed for your dog, including how to choose the right size? Check out this handy buying guide.

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