How To Choose A Bolster Dog Bed


Do you have a furry companion who just needs a little bit of comfort? Designating a place for man's best friends to relax can make them feel more secure in your home - and help keep your home just a little nicer and neater.

Bolster dog beds are a fantastic choice to help pamper your pet! However, there are many different types of bolster dog beds: how are you to know which to choose? We'll go over the most common types of bolster dog beds in this handy guide.

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How to select the right size of bolster dog bed?

Large and small dogs alike need a place to relax after long walks, gamboling about in the sun, and a hard day's work of chewing, panting, and being your best friend. A bolster dog bed gives them a place to stretch out their legs in an irresistibly adorable way!

There are many different sizes of dog beds, to accommodate different sizes of dogs. The size of dog bed you should get will correspond to how large your dog is - generally measured in weight.

Teal Soft Extra Small Dog Bolster
Extra Small Pink Nest Bolster Dog Bed
Extra Small Rectangular Grey Bolster Dog Bed
Small Memory Foam Bolster Dog Bed
Small Bolster Dog Bed in Brown
Small Plush Bolster Dog Bed
Medium Plush Cozy Pet Bolster
Medium Black and White Bolster Dog Bed
Medium Luxury Plush Faux Fur Dog Bolster
Medium Simple Bolster Dog Bed in Grey
Medium Blue Velvet Bolster Dog Bed
Medium Colorful Bolster Dog Bed

However, you know your dog best! If you have a chihuahua who likes to sprawl, perhaps getting the extra-small bed won't be enough room. Start with your dog's weight, and then consider sizing up instead of down, just to be safe.

Large Beige Bolster Dog Bed
Large Plush Cozy Pet Bolster
Large Memory Foam Bolster Dog Bed
Extra Large Bolster Dog Bed in Grey
Extra Large Bolster Dog Bed in Light Beige
Extra Large L-shaped Bolster Dog Bed

How thick should a bolster dog bed be?

This will pretty much depend on the weight of your dog, but the general recommendation is that a bed should be at least 4 inches thick. But that's for small and medium size lightweight breeds. The ideal thickness for bigger and heavier dogs should be 6-7 inches so that the foam doesn't collapse under their weight.

What features are helpful with a bolster dog bed?

Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed
Bolster Dog Bed with Removable Cover
Washable Bolster Dog Bed
Chew Resistant Bolster Dog Bed
Warm Soft Heated Bolster Dog Bed
Outdoor Use Bolster Dog Bed

What type of bolster dog bed should I choose for my dog?

Think about your dog's personality. There is an almost endless array of differently styled dog beds on the market, from ones with tents and hammocks to novelty beds shaped like fruit or other pieces of food. What's your dog's personality? If he's an experimental pup, getting him an oddly shaped bed might be a great puzzle to explore; if he's sillier, then a fruit-shaped bed might suit his character.

As far as materials go, if your dog is harder on toys or if you wish to keep the bed outside, go with treated duck canvas, denim, or polyester for the bed. If you'd like to give your dog more comfort, sticking with fleece, chenille, or cotton can give your best friend the comfort he so deserves!

If you have a small dog and want to bring it closer to you or give it a better vantage point, get an elevated dog bed that rests on risers or steps!