What is it about spring that makes us look at our homes and lives with fresh eyes? Maybe it’s the fact that the snow is melting, and we feel a renewed sense of energy and determination, or perhaps it’s because we know that spring marks the beginning of party-hosting season, and that we’ll probably be letting a few guests in our home. Either way, spring cleaning has become something of an unspoken, annual ritual for many. And while it’s all well and good to tidy up the house, you need to show your pooch some love as well.
It’s fair to say that spring cleaning is confusing for dogs. That scary vacuum makes a number of appearances, as do the pungent smells of cleaning products. If your dog understood what was going on, they would likely lend a helping hand – they do, after all, love to help – but they can’t, which is why you have to help make their life easier as well. And the first thing that ought to go is that old dog bed, the one they’ve been sleeping on since they were a puppy, the one that’s been dirtied by years of slobber, shedding and dragged-in dirt.
It’s time to take a look at our Mammoth Dog Beds for their durability, superior comfort and ease of cleaning. When a dog sleeps on an old bed – a bed that, to be quite frank, wasn’t all that good to begin with – their posture and joints suffer. The filling becomes knotty and compressed, and it doesn’t offer much in the way of support, causing stress on your dog’s muscles and joints, which can be doubly uncomfortable if they’re old, large or suffer from a joint issue like arthritis. Here at Mammoth Outlet, we have tons of extra large dog beds that are fitted with high memory filling to ensure that your pooch gets a comfortable rest.
Also, your pets can be prone to allergies, just like everyone else, and the buildup of dust mites, pollen and mildew in an old bed can make them very uncomfortable. Our dog beds are hypoallergenic and easily washable, meaning that your dog won’t be sneezing up a storm this spring. If you notice that your dog is scratching quite a bit, that their eyes are red or itchy, or that they’re sneezing frequently, there’s a good chance they suffer from allergies. If this is the case, keeping their area clean and ensuring they have a hypoallergenic bed is of key importance.
Of course, the other big consideration, when replacing your dog’s bed, is whether their new one is right for them. Too often, dog beds are treated as a one-size-fits-all accessory, when in fact they are a necessity that ought to be carefully chosen. After all, your dog probably spends (at least) a third of their lives there. In order to find the perfect bed for your dog you can consult our list of dog beds, which are helpfully corresponded to size and breed on our website; just scroll through until you find your dog and take a look at our recommendation.
If you have a large dog, you’ll be doing them no favours by keeping them in a bed that’s too small for them, and you’ll probably exacerbate their joint and muscle pain. Dogs, like us, need room to stretch out and a soft place to curl up. Also, if your dog is pretty hard on their bed, you can rest easy – all our beds are made with heavy-duty canvas, denims, microfibers, suede and other ultra-durable, USA-made fabrics. Your rambunctious dog will have finally met their match!
This spring, when you’re throwing out that old stack of magazines or those dead plants, consider throwing out that old, flat, dirty dog bed as well. Get your sweet dog the bed it deserves: one that’s comfortable, hypoallergenic, the right size and durable enough to take a beating. Your dog may not be able to help you clean, but they can bring joy to your life in other ways, and as a special token of your gratitude, consider giving them the night’s sleep they’ve always dreamed of.