The quality of life for an affected or sensitive dog can be significantly improved with an anti-allergic dog bed. What should be considered?
Allergies in Dogs Just like humans, dogs can experience sensitivities or allergies to various substances.
The most common causes of allergies in dogs are fleas, dust mites, pollen, and ingredients in their food. By taking appropriate preventive measures against pests and providing an anti-allergic sleeping place for the dog, contact with some of the allergenic substances can be reduced or avoided.
An anti-allergic dog bed can provide the dog with a much more comfortable life, and the relaxed and deeper resting periods contribute to stabilizing its overall well-being.
What should be considered for sleeping places? When choosing a suitable sleeping place for an allergic dog, it is important to ensure that the allergenic substances cannot enter the cover and the dog bed, or that all parts of the dog bed are washable at a minimum of 60 degrees Celsius or boil-proof.
Here you can find a selection of dog beds, dog blankets, and car blankets that are completely boil-proof: boil-proof dog beds
With regular cleaning, your dog will always have a hygienic and allergy-free resting place available.
Which covers are best for anti-allergic dog beds? For the cover, for example, synthetic leather can be considered. Synthetic leather is waterproof, washable, and possibly machine-washable – it can be cleaned with a damp cloth, and dust mites have no chance to nest in it. Many high-quality dog beds with synthetic leather covers are specifically designed for dogs with allergies.
And there are also beautiful dog beds and cushions with fabric covers that can be easily removed and cleaned in the washing machine. If this is done regularly and – this is important! – the filling of these sleeping places is also washable, such dog beds and cushions can be suitable for allergic dogs.
Here you can find our range of dog beds for allergic dogs: dog beds for allergics
What filling material should an anti-allergic dog sleeping place have? For allergic animals, the following materials are suitable for filling dog beds:
Viscoelastic foam Natural latex Polyester batting or fleece EPP beads EPS beads PES beads Material specifically designated as boil-proof These materials either prevent the nesting of mites and allergens or are washable or boil-proof.
Encasings are also a useful aid For human dust mite allergy sufferers, so-called encasings are used to protect mattresses. Encasings are dust mite-proof, usually boil-proof thin covers that are placed on the mattress under the bed linen. These covers prevent colonization of the mattress by mites and their allergenic feces. Encasing covers are also available for dog sleeping places.
We offer a range of encasings and can also tailor them to your needs. You can find our encasing covers here: encasing, and we have provided further information on house dust mite allergy in dogs here: house dust mite allergy in dogs.
What should be considered when cleaning an anti-allergic dog bed? When cleaning the dog’s resting place, always use natural detergent and avoid using fabric softener.
Some dogs may react to the ingredients in detergent or fabric softener. They have a much more sensitive sense of smell than humans and perceive the fragrances in detergents much stronger than we do – this can lead to the dog rejecting the sleeping place or, in the worst case, even worsening or triggering an allergy.
What other measures are advisable? Another way to support your dog’s health is to equip the dog beds and sleeping places with suitable encasings. Here you can find more information: house dust mite allergy and encasings.
Milbopax mite spray is a helpful aid Regular and careful treatment of the dog bed and the environment with a mite spray, preferably with long-lasting effects, can significantly reduce your dog’s symptoms.