Thank you to Carlson Pet Products for sponsoring this post. All thoughts are my own.
With so many dog beds available today, finding the right one is no easy task. Often people choose a traditional dog bed filled with cushion or foam. While these types of beds are undoubtedly cozy, there are many situations where a conventional bed falls short and lacks versatility. That’s where a dog cot comes in.
Here Are 5 Reasons To Get a Dog Cot For Your Pup
1. Temperature control
A dog cot is raised off the ground, which allows air to circulate under and around the bed. In the summer, it will help keep your dog cool and off the hot ground. In the winter, the elevated cot keeps your pup off the cold floor.
Our dachshund, Rocket loves using his dog cot year-round. We live in Utah and our summers can reach temperatures well over 100 degrees. Our winters are frigid, cold, and frequently drop below zero degrees.
In the summer, Rocket loves to sunbathe on our deck. The ground gets extremely hot, so I set up his cot to protect him from the heat. As soon as I open the door to let him outside, he runs to his cot and soaks in the sun.
2. Resistant to Chewing
Many dogs like to chew on beds stuffed with poly material or foam. Not only is it a mess to clean up, but the stuffing can also be dangerous if ingested and even lead to an unexpected trip to the emergency vet.
Dog cots are more resistant to chewing. The Carlson dog cot is made from sturdy canvas material and doesn’t have any stuffing. Reinforced stitching and an all-steel frame deter your pet from chewing and instead, focus on relaxing!
3. Incredibly Versatile and Convenient
I think a dog cot is the most versatile bed you can buy for your dog. I use our cot inside our home, outside on the deck and by the pool, camping, at the lake, on road trips and hotel stays. You truly can bring it everywhere!
The Carlson dog cot only weighs 3 pounds and comes with an easy-to-use carry case. It folds up effortlessly, doesn’t take up much room in the car and can even fit it in your suitcase.
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4. Very Easy To Clean
Unlike standard beds that are difficult to clean and require a washing machine, this cot is made of durable, waterproof material that can be wiped down with soap and water, hosed off or vacuumed. Since the bed is raised off the ground, it’s easy to sweep, mop and vacuum under it as well.
Additionally, it’s great for people with allergies to pollen, dander, or dust mites. Allergens like to lurk in the filling of traditional, soft beds, making it challenging to keep your house and air you breath clean.
5. Great for Senior Dogs
A dog cot is great for senior dogs or pets with joint problems like arthritis and hip dysplasia. Older dogs can develop bladder and bowel control issues so a dog cot can help provide an excellent solution due to its ease to keep clean and sanitary.
Dogs that suffer from hip dysplasia and arthritis may find relief by using a dog cot. Lying on the floor can put pressure on their fragile joints. An elevated dog cot can support your pup and alleviate discomfort.