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Elevated dog beds are also a great option for canines who enjoy snoozing and lounging in the great outdoors. If your pup likes accompanying you in your backyard, a dog cot can make a great addition to your outdoor furniture. After a rain shower, it can also provide your dog with a dry surface to sleep on because its breathable nylon fabric allows water to drain through and dries quickly. On an overnight camping trip, a raised dog bed can keep your buddy bug-free, dry and comfy enough to get some sleep after a day of trekking by your side. And on a day trip out or to the beach, elevated dog beds can fold up and fold out for easy travel. Simply remember to provide them with shade, water, and plenty of sand filled fun, so they’ll be ready to comfortably nap on their elevated and cool bed.
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If anyone in your family has allergies, you’ve probably heard that hard floors are healthier than carpeting, because they are much easier to keep clean. Elevated dog beds are better than puffy or foam-based dog beds for the same reason: you just wipe them down! You may be able to machine-wash the cover of a puffy bed, but the stuffing can still harbor all kinds of allergens, including dust mites, dander, and pollen trekked in from outdoors. You won’t be able to get it truly clean. dog beds platform with stairs | Elevated Dog Bed Creation Story by Mid-South Bunk Beds
Photo provided by FlickrEstee Scheffer helping assemble new elevated dog beds for Rover Stay Over.
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Dog bed with storage. We were having a problem with our 80lb. Dog sleeping in our bed, we bought dog beds that were at floor level but he wouldn't stay in there all night. So I thought if we make him think he's in our bed he will stay in his, so I elevated his bed to the same height as ours, I didn't want to lose all he space with a bulky frame so I built storage crates underneath, all made from scrap/pallet wood.When we got our dog Myah, we got one of the typical stuffed dog beds from a local store. She likes the bed well enough but I found myself moving the bed from the upstairs to the downstairs several times a day. I knew I could just leave the bed upstairs (where she sleeps) but I wanted her to not have to be on the floor. It is easier on her joints that way. I looked around and decided on an elevated bed. There are a number of such beds on the market- some good, some not so good. One of the best ones out there is quite expensive and I hate to spend money on something I can build myself so I decided to build an elevated dog bed to leave downstairs. The advantage of an elevated bed is that it keeps the dog off the hard ground, off the cold floor in the winter, and helps keep them cooler in the summer. Also it helps keep them off the furniture! I came a cross a video made by an animal rescue and decided this was what I wanted to build. I decided to document the build as my first instrctable.Elevated dog beds work well with dogs of any age, however, as your dog begins to age they (and you!) will begin to appreciate a much firmer sleeping area. Often times with softer “cushion” like dog beds, the sleeping experience can be less comfortable than a consistent, supportive surface. In addition, providing a raised surface for your pet leaves less room for unsanitary conditions (the sleeping surface is raised off of the ground). This makes the beds extremely easy to clean, simple to move around, and practical in almost any situation.Awesome Service and product!
The bed is so easy to assemble and best of all easy to keep clean and my elderly dog likes being elevated off the cold floor. I wish I would have know about these beds sooner!
Dog Lover
Kensington, MD