Dogs take naps in many different places. In their crates, on your bed, in your car... They develop certain spots they like best, but sometimes, like when they park themselves smack in the middle of your kitchen floor, they'll nap just about anywhere.
I find that if you put down something really cozy for dogs to nap upon, they will use it and maybe just stay out of the middle of the kitchen floor, for example. West Paw, one of the most pet-friendly, people-friendly, and environmentally-friendly companies we know, makes beds, mats, and blankets for your dog to take a nap, long or short. These plush items are available in a range of colors and sizes, are handmade of eco-friendly materials in Bozeman, Montana, and most of all, are so comfortable you'll want to snooze on them yourself.
Let's start with the Heyday Dog Bed...
The Heyday is super-soft and super-sturdy, two qualities that are hard to find in the same bed. A soft fleece top and a micro-suede bottom, the zippered cover is easy to clean with a soft wet sponge or a washing machine. (I have on authority of West Paw product customers that dog hair does not stick to these products after washing!) Inside is cushy IntelliLoft®, a filler made of recycled plastic.
The Heyday Dog Bed, you will notice, is shaped to fit into a dog crate but, of course, you don't need to keep it there, unless "Her crate is her castle." My dog's castle is right in the middle of wherever I am.
The Heyday comes in four sizes (the largest is 46 by 32 inches) and in 10 colors, more than those you see below....
Heyday Beds can accommodate dogs over 60 lbs. Although the beds are supportive, they are not considered orthopedic. If you have an older dog or one with orthopedic issues, you may want to look here for the best orthopedic beds.
A dense fleece with IntelliLoft® stuffing, the West Paw Montana Nap Mat spells luxury for your pet and for the interior design of your home, car, or Buddy's crate! Just look at the marvelous colors and patterns available in the Montana Nap:
Oooh! I wish the West Paw Montana Nap Mats were made a bit larger, but alas, the extra large size (42 x 27 inches) is not big enough for me. Certainly it's large enough for a big dog though. Available in 5 sizes and 12 colors and patterns, these mats are great for chair and sofa covers, car travel and, of course, they are crate shaped and sized.
The dog above is sleeping on the faux swede side of the West Paw Big Sky Dog Blanket and Throw. She can sneeze on it, drip pee-pee on it, throw up on it... You don't have to worry. Just through this lovely blanket in the washing machine and dryer, and it will be like new. Turn the blanket upside down on the soft fleece side... same thing - just wash and wear.
Pet parents are really happy with the Big Sky Dog Blanket, loving the design and the materials.
Available in three sizes (Small 27 x 21 inches, Medium 56 x 38 inches, and Large 73 x 67 inches), here's what West Paw recommends:
Of course, the medium would be great for the back seat of your car as well, unless you are using a crate or dog seat. Here are the available colors:
My dog likes a blanket on top of him when it's cool, so the Big Sky Dog Blanket is preferable to my own blanket, for sure!
See how pretty the Jade blanket looks in this setting:
That's the buzz for today!