Last update: July 17, 2018
Our pets depend on us for food, shelter, and love. Making sure they have their basic needs covered is the kindest thing you can do for them, and sometimes they need more than a traditional dog bed.
Dogs with sensitive skin and allergies can require special bedding so they can sleep in comfort.
One of the main causes of allergies are dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that feed on skin cells, and they can cause allergic reactions in both humans and dogs. In fact, 30% of dogs have a strong allergy to dust mites, making them one of the most common pet allergens.
Symptoms of a dust mite allergy usually include itching and rash. Your dog may scratch, lick, and bite at their skin until it’s raw.
This constant irritation can prevent healing, which can in-turn cause more intense allergic reactions. Your pet’s sensitivity can worsen over time until their skin roughens, making it hard for hair to grow in those areas.
The groin, armpits, and belly are the most common areas for an allergic reaction to occur, but you may also notice watery eyes and excessive scratching. To avoid these reactions, it’s best to invest in hypoallergenic bedding.
A hypoallergenic dog bed can repel dust-mites and protect your dog from allergies. Here are five anti-allergen dog beds that can give your pet a safe haven.