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Considered buying a Waterproof Dog Bed but not sure if it’s worth it?

By October 24, 2019 No Comments

Those of you who have not taken the plunge may well have thought of some of the issues below as reasons why you shouldn’t buy one.

  1. I don’t think a Waterproof Dog Bed would be comfortable for my dog.
  2. My dog often gets fleas, and the larvae get into the bed, and I can’t get rid of them and have to throw the bed out, so I don’t want to spend too much on a dog bed.
  3. The fabric the waterproof dog beds are made of will annoy me and perhaps my dog due to the fact it may crinkle like sitting in a chair with a mackintosh on.
  4. I will have to get rid of it because it will begin to smell after a while, like all other beds I have had.
  5. We don’t go out in the rain with our dog.
  6. My problem isn’t that my dog gets wet, but My dog loses a lot of hair. If there was a hair proof dog bed, I would buy one of those.
  7. I’d buy a waterproof bed, but the way my dog chews everything makes it difficult to justify the cost.
  8. The Waterproof fabric will make my dog sweat.

More often than not, Waterproof Dog Bed is manufactured using polyester type fabrics, which are coated to make them waterproof. The materials are comfy to sleep on for your dog. The fabrics are more a lot more like the ones used in non-waterproof applications than you may think.

You would be happy to learn that it is a lot easier to keep these beds clean than other beds. When a Waterproof Bed gets wet, they dry fast as water does not penetrate the fabric of the bed. Using a Jet Wash or a Hose Pipe is common practice to clean a Waterproof Bed when it’s really dirty. Often a sponge or a cloth is all you require. No more smelly dog bed. Almost all doggy smells come from bacteria breading in damp conditions like the filling of a normal pet bed. No penetration of moisture is key to reducing the smell that can occur with your dog’s bed.

Your molting dog’s hair will not penetrate these dog beds as the impermeable material repels hair.

A few manufacturers and vendors of waterproof dog beds suggest that their dog beds are chew proof. Although this statement is a bit strong as some dogs can chew through almost anything, they are often a lot tougher than many other dog beds and, therefore, will tend to last longer.

You should really never have to worry about fleas these days with modern medication such as ‘Frontline,’ ‘Fiproline,’ or ‘Bob Martin’ for Dogs and Cats. If you don’t like using these medications on your pet and are worried about an infestation of fleas on your pet bed, then a waterproof dog bed will also provide an additional benefit as both fleas and flea larvae do not find it easy to penetrate the surface of these beds.

Dust mites (bed bugs) are something that waterproof dog beds also do not suffer from, giving further benefits like less breathing disorders like asthma. Dogs don’t sweat, so the material used may be different from the one used for humans. They pant to lose heat from their bodies.

Buying a waterproof dog bed is rarely a decision that does owners will regret and is usually a very shrewd investment. Waterproof dog beds are not just waterproof they are also:-

Odour Resistant Fur resistant Tough Fabrics (Less Chewable), Less Fleas Dust Mite retardant, Can reduce Asthma/Respiratory related problems. More healthy for your dog and your family.

Sources using for this article:

1) https://smartpetbox.com – Blog about pet product reviews.

2) https://www.rover.com – review blog about pet products and pet advices

To clean a Waterproof Bed when it’s really dirty. Often a sponge or a cloth is all you require. No more smelly dog bed. Almost all doggy smells come from bacteria breading in damp conditions like the filling of a normal pet bed. No penetration of moisture is key to reducing the smell that can occur with your dog’s bed.

Your molting dog’s hair will not penetrate these dog beds as the impermeable material repels hair.

A few manufacturers and vendors of waterproof dog beds suggest that their dog beds are chew proof. Although this statement is a bit strong as some dogs can chew through almost anything, they are often a lot tougher than many other dog beds and, therefore, will tend to last longer.

This article was contributed by Sarah Polson.

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