#1 – Following These Tips Will Help You Pick the Perfect Sized Pet Bed

In this article, we’ll tell you exactly how to pick the perfect fit bed for your pet quickly and easily.

“What size bed should I get for my *insert dog/cat breed here*?” is by far the most asked question dropping into our emails every single week.

Do you ever find a size chart on a product page where there’s just too many things to measure and think…” maybe next time, I can’t be bothered digging out the tape and attempting to do this right now?”. 

We’ll help translate, “large dog bed”, into a size that means something that you can use.


Breed Comparison

Cat and dog breeds come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re trying to size up a pet bed for a puppy/kitten or a fully grown Labrador, we have you covered.

Our Plushie Pet Bed size chart contains a column specifically for breed size comparison.

This has a selection of popular breeds, categorized by size against the recommended pet bed size designations – small, medium, large and x-large.



Here’s some recent customer photo’s with the size vs. breed that should give you a better idea –


  Small – Adult Cat


Medium – Cockapoo


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Large – Collie/Labrador mix


X-Large – German Shepard


Bed Diameter vs. Pet Weight

If you like to measure things up so you can be almost 99% certain that your pet will fit, grab your measuring tape and scales!

 Outer Diameter

Take the dimensions of your pet from head to tail while in their natural sleeping position. It doesn’t have to be within mm, to the nearest cm (give or take).  Cross compare the size measured against the size chart. If you are between two sizes, we would always recommend sizing up. After all, can you have too big a bed??


Follow the same kind of process for the weight. Grab a set of scales and persuade your pet to sit nicely on them until you take their reading (treats can help). Take the weight and find out where it sits on our size chart, again sizing up if between weights.


Where Can I Find the Plushie Pet Bed Size Chart?

You can find the Plushie Pet Bed Size chart on the product page of the website.

We reference it twice on the product page to make it that little bit easier to find! There’s a pop-up size chart that will open if you click on the “Size Guide” link located right above the “Add to Cart” button. In addition to that, we include it within the body of the product description.


Final thoughts

There's no perfect size that fits all. Some pets may prefer a larger bed to stretch out in (nuzzling into the edges when they're looking for some extra comfort). Others may prefer a more snug fit where they feel encapsulated and secure within the donut.

Hopefully, the above tips will help you pick your pet its perfect-sized bed! If you're still having any doubts at all, please reach out to us via the contact us page, email (plushiepetbeds@gmail.com), or any of the social media messenger apps, we’ll be delighted to help!


We'd love to hear some of your experiences and thoughts on picking the right sized pet bed. Feel free to drop a comment below!


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