How Many Pet Beds Do You Need?

Pet beds come in all different types of shapes and sizes to reflect how each species likes to rest. You will find hammocks for ferrets, condos for cats, and dog couches for canines. How many beds you have for each pet often varies on your personal preference and how much room you have in your house to be devoted to your pet.

Beds for Dogs and Cats

The one funny thing about dogs and cats is they will often come up with weird places they prefer over others. Perhaps your cat likes to sit on your purse that you keep on top of a vanity or your dog has turned your couch by the window as its lookout spot. These tendencies can help you when shopping for beds for pets. These spots can also help you save money since they will always have these types of places no matter how many actual pet beds you have laying around.

If your cat likes to be on top of furniture to relax, choose a cat condo that has beds on different levels he can enjoy. Put a dog bed by a window that looks out to your front or back yard so your dog can guard the house comfortably. As long as a pet bed is in the right place you will not have to worry about it getting used.

Most people have at least one pet bed per pet. Others may have three or four so the dog can have a place to rest in the living room, bedroom, office, and any other room the family frequently spends time in. You may have to move the actual placement of the pet bed before finding a permanent spot for it to ensure it is out of a high traffic area so your pet is safe and can relax rather than always having to be alert.

If you let your pet up on your furniture at home, that does not mean they do not need their own pet bed. At least have one pet bed available so they have a safe and secure place to rest that they know is theirs.


Dog Beds for Pets, a website with helpful dog tips, gives detailed information about the different type of dog beds that are for sale and how many you should have for your household pets. Other information dog owners can find includes dog health and helpful tips for other pets, such as ferret care and how to go on vacation with your pet.