Finding the right place for your pet to sleep is essential. Dog beds and cat beds come in all shapes and sizes and there is certain to be one is that right for your pet – if only you know what to look for.
Putting a puppy in a cage might sound cruel and uncaring but it is actually the kindest thing to do for a young dog that is new to a family home. Experts advise pet owners to go for cages rather than dog beds initially because a puppy can easily wake up in the night, disorientated but curious and wander around the empty house causing mayhem.
It’s not just your home that can be ruined by this nocturnal visitor – electricity cables, knives and glass vases are among the hazards that puppies, unlike older dogs than can come to grief with because they simply don’t know what is what yet.
Similarly kittens need to be enclosed or protected for the first few nights in the home when they are not being looked after so that they don’t cause mayhem and hurt themselves. After a short time kittens are quite safe in cat beds and they will explore the house at night with a good knowledge of what is dangerous and what is safe and what is allowed by their owners and what isn’t.
Even when dog beds and cat beds have been chosen it’s important to think about where to put them. Cats being nocturnal can wake up their owners if their beds are placed in bedrooms while dogs are usually OK in a kitchen but don’t put them too near places where food is stored such as a larder or grocery cupboard – as this can prove too tempting for even the best behaved dog.