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Bolster dog beds are easily among the most popular dog beds out there. These dog beds are designed to offer the perfect combination of comfort, security, and support. They are therefore ideal for all types of dogs.
However, if your dog has back problems and needs to sleep flat then this may not be the dog bed design for you.
The defining feature of a bolster dog bed are the raised walls around the edges, but unlike the donut dog bed, they do not cover all sides of the dog bed. The subtle design of the bolster dog bed makes them ideal for dogs that may have a hard time getting on and off the walled donut dog bed.
These walls are usually thickly padded with either the same material as the mattress or something softer and more yielding. It makes the walls perfect for resting the dogs head on for a good nap.
The bolstered ends can also serve as an inbuilt pillow for your dog to snuggle up onto for comfort. They are also great for dogs that may suffer from anxiety where dog designs with more coverage like the cave dog bed may be a bit too much.
When choosing a bolstered dog bed, you basically have two main options
One is to have a dog bed where there are 3 walls and one open side for access. These are awesome for young puppies and dogs with anxiety.
You could also go for a bolstered dog bed with only two bolstered ends. These are great for larger dogs as they offer more stretching room and easier access on and off the dog bed.