COVID-19 Has All of Us Stressed
Today is April 20, 2020. 1 year ago, today, we moved to our new home. I’ve never owned my own home and this was a BIGGIE. My furry kids, Diva and Fluke, and the Human who lives with them escaped a terrible rental situation and were forced to move. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Aren’t they all? Diva is on the left and Fluke is on the right. Happy Owning Our Own Home Anniversary Kids!!!!
Dogs Take On Our Anxiety
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been STRESSED. This is allergy season as well and for the past 7 weeks mine have been out of control. And it hit just as COVID-19 HIT. Many of the early signs are the same, so it’s no wonder allergy sufferers are a bit more freaked out these days. I pray most of us are merely suffering from allergies and nothing worse. My heart goes out to all whom COVID-19 has affected.
While I’ve been stressed, my dogs are taking that stress into their own bodies and souls. I can see it. Diva is 11 and panting much more than I’ve ever seen. I know she feels my negative emotions.
Did you know dogs can sense our stress or fear by their amazing sense of smell? They can detect when we’re sweating due to that anxiety and fear.
The best thing we can do for our furry family is to calm ourselves down and relax – sometimes that’s easier said than done! As you can see here, dogs show their anxiety, just as we do.
Just as rest is crucial for a healthy body and mind, the same goes for dogs.
A very beneficial way to help your dog calm down is to give them the best sleep options out there.
Made from human-grade memory foam, this wonderful bed is designed to ease joint pain and provide maximum support for your four-legged love.
Its got a protective, waterproof foam cover that is removable and machine washable – Yay!!! I love that!! The bed itself is made of durable, human grade memory foam and it’s got a non-skid, rubberized bottom which protects your floors as well as helping your dogs to not skid, therefore avoiding needless joint strain and injury. Who doesn’t love that?!
One caveat about this Superior bed – it might not be the best option for you if you want your bed to be machine washable. However, you can clean it by sprinkling some baking powder on it. Here it is on Amazon.
Best Friends by Sheri The Original Calming Shag Vegan Fur Donut Cuddler (Multiple Sizes)
The Donut Cuddler supports better sleep thanks to its round shape and is ideal for pets who love to curl up! The raised rim creates a sense of security and provides head and neck support, while the super-soft filling offers joint and muscle pain relief.
It’s cozy, flexible and finished with faux shag fur. This self-warming oversized dog bed is reminiscent of a mother’s fur coat! Paired with deep crevices that allow your pet to burrow, animals will have full, restful sleep for improved behavior and better health
It’s got a versatile design that includes a completely removable zippered shell. There are 3 zippers, allowing the inner cushions to easily be removed and re-inserted. Because the shells are finished with water and dirt-resistant bottoms, they help prevent accidental messes from hitting your floors
It’s made of pet-safe durable nylon and luxurious faux fur. For large-breed dogs, the mattress is as practical as it is comfortable! For added convenience, every bed is safe in the washing machine and dryer, minimizing pet odors and excess hair
- Sizing suggestions: when choosing your dog bed, I suggest the 23×23” bed for dogs and cats up to 25lbs, The 30×30” bed for dogs and cats up to 45lbs, and the 45×45” bed for large dog breeds up to 150lbs. The beds are filled with air loft fibers
- Not suitable for puppies or dogs with excessive teething or chewing behavior
Aspen Pet Self Warming Beds
The Aspen Self Warming Dog Bed is state of the art HEAT-REFLECTING TECHNOLOGY: This large round dog & cat bed features a Mylar interior layer that reflects pets’ body heat to provide comfort and warmth. It’s non-skid bottom is perfect for tile & hardwood floors. How awesome is that?!
It’s great for large dogs. This super comfy faux lambswool bed is perfect for both dogs & cats. It’s designed with plush sides for pets who like to burrow. The thermal bed’s lightweight design is perfect for vacations & road trips.
Snoozer Cozy Cave Pet Bed in Poly Cotton
When I was kid, I loved playing “fort” with my brothers using our folks’ bed sheets and blankets. This cozy snoozer cave feels to me just like the comfort and fun of those forts. Plus it’s got these terrific aspects:
- Sherpa lining for warmth in winter and cool in summer
- Removable washable/dryable cover
- Heavy duty brass zipper
- Zippered liner
- Available in Small, Large and Xtra Large
K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Lounge Sleeper Pet Bed
The K&H Lounge Sleeper is made of self-warming material that radiates heat back to your pooch
It’s got some wonderful attributes like a non-slip bottom for stability.
It requires absolutely no electricity to maintain its warmth. Now that’s super important!!
And this bed is Eco-Friendly. It’s made from recycled plastic bottles – how clever is that?! Not only is it environment-friendly, it’s easy to wash and maintain.
An extra bonus is that it comes with a 1 year warranty
Your Precious Pooch Will Thank You
The one thing I am so appreciating during this crazy time of COVID-19, as are my dogs, is that I’m able to spend so much time at home with them. Along with providing your beloved pooch(es) with anxiety free rest, exercise is also extremely helpful in reducing stress.
So take those walks, throw those balls and see how all that love and attention calms not only our favorite furry family members, it will calm you as well! Be safe, healthy and remember – WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!!!! OUR DOGS ARE HELPING US!!!! LET’S HELP THEM, TOO)))