Dog anxiety is a real problem for dogs and their owners. We want to help our pups, but sometimes we don’t know the best course of action. One solution that is gaining popularity is calming dog beds. But what exactly are they? And do they even work? Here we provide you with the answers:
What are they?
A calming dog bed is a bed designed specifically to calm anxious dogs. They’re typically large and fluffy with memory foam padding that provides orthopedic support. Some are even self-heating. This combination of warmth, comfort, and support creates a protective atmosphere that is supposed to calm our stressed-out dogs.
Do they work?
It depends. Calming dog beds are great for dogs with mild separation anxiety. They can also be beneficial when combined with other anxiety-reducing methods (such as training or medication). However, you shouldn’t assume that this bed alone will rid your dog of its anxiety. Dogs with moderate or severe anxiety will need training or medication in combination with the calming bed in order to find any benefits.
Should I get a calming dog bed?
A calming dog bed is not, on its own, the cure to your dog’s anxiety. However, it can certainly help. Not to mention that it can still act as a comfy and warm place for them to sleep. Click here for a list of some of the best calming dog beds you can get for your four-legged friend.
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