A pups bed is a special place, just like how a crate can be a safe space – your furry friend’s bed is the go-to spot for comfort and relaxing sleep. I’ve spoken with plenty of dog owners over the course of my time spent at markets and festivals. The common frustration that I hear amongst them is the smell and the heat their current beds retain, along with the constant cycle of replacing beds and the waste they create.
When I really started to think about this common trend amongst pawrents, I found myself doing research and looking into the “Why?” The answer is actually fairly simple – All one needs to do is take a closer look at the tag, and understand the statements and warnings that are right “in front” of you.
Dogs have an incredible sense of smell, better than humans and even more than cats. Dogs have 300 million receptors in their noses, compared to about six million in humans. But Kylie you ask, what does this heightened sense of smell have to do with their pet bed? Well, let’s dive deeper into that shall we. Past that cozy softcover, on the inside of your bed is a filling most commonly known as Polyfill. The more that you understand about this product the more obvious your frustrations will be to you.
Polyester fibrefill (polyfill or brand name Poly-fil) is a synthetic fibre derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum. Polyester/polyurethane = plastic. Developed in the 20th-century to mimic the properties of natural fibres like cotton, wool and down; polyester fibres are formed from a chemical reaction between an acid and alcohol.