Dogs are naturally reclusive creatures, and a donut bed is a great place for dogs to feel cozy and safe while sleeping. The circular dog donut bed is specially designed to match the dog’s natural tendency to nest and burrow.
Dog donut beds are especially great for:
- anxious dogs
- the dogs feel cold
- brachycephalic dog breed (snub-nosed dog breed)
- senior dog
- dogs with mobility or joint problems
The soft donut bed for dogs provides a safe place for dogs who tend to sleep curled up – the dog’s “fetal position”. The rounded shape and raised edges surround your dog and can help him feel protected. This is effective for dogs with anxiety and stress. Its pouch also acts as a noise reducer, blocking out noises that can stress your dog.
Got a cold dog? Most donut beds will be made of faux fur designed to mimic fur coats. This is extremely helpful for dogs that like to snuggle up in furry things. It also benefits dogs that live in colder climates or experience harsh winters by providing extra warmth. Dogs may have fur coats, but they still get cold like the rest of us. The donut shape provides a perfect bag for dogs who love to snuggle under blankets.
These beds are great for brachycephalic breeds because the raised brim not only hugs but also supports your dog’s head and neck. It encourages upturned-nosed dogs to stretch their necks and raise their heads for better breathing.
Orthopedic donut beds are suitable for older dogs or dogs with mobility or joint problems. Thicker padding provides better support and the padding gets a little extra padding for comfort. TJ Bowe of the North Colony Animal Clinic in Texas, says orthopedic beds can be great for dogs with arthritis.
Regardless of your dog’s size, you can find a small, extra-small, medium, large, or giant donut dog bed that’s perfect for him. The donut bed you choose should be made of pet-safe materials with an easy-to-clean or removable cover. Look for one with a water-resistant bottom to prevent water ingress in any accidents. Buy a donut bed for dogs? Here are some examples: