Are Bean Bags Good For Your Dog? Answers To All Questions

What could be better than a nice, comfortable place for your dog to lay and relax? A bean bag! These are not just for kids anymore. They are perfect for pets of all shapes and sizes – from small dogs to big pups. They are also the best way to give your dog some personal space without having them go off on their own somewhere else in the house. In this blog post, we will discuss why they’re beneficial, the different types of bean bags that you can get, what size is best for your dog, and more!

Why are bean bags good for dogs?

There are several benefits of having a bean bag dog bed:

Gives your dog their own space

Your dog needs to have his bed. It’s kind of like having his own room where he feels private and secure. It’s not always best if your dog sleeps in the bed with you. Bean bag dog beds are designed to contour your dog’s body’s shape to make them feel comfortable.

They can sleep there any time of the day in any position they like, knowing that this is their space to get uninterrupted sleep and rest

They are durable and versatile

We all know that scenario when you buy a novelty for your dog, and a couple of hours later, he ripped it apart, and there is no sign of that pretty new toy you picked up in a shop. The same thing applies to dog beds.

Many of my friend’s dogs gave their opinions of their little fluffy beds by biting and scratching them, eventually making them unable to be called a ‘bed’ anymore. But that’s the dog’s nature; they love digging in their bed to get themselves more comfortable.

Bean bag dog beds are made out of durable materials that take on dogs’ bodies and make them instantly relaxed. For example, marine-grade vinyl material will last for years, even if your dog will try to use it as a chewing toy.

Bean bags’ versatile nature will allow you to put your dog’s bed outside on lovely, warm days so he can have a relaxing nap in a shadow.

It gives your dog warmth

You think that your dog looks comfortable when sleeping on the floor, but that might not be true. Dogs can fall asleep pretty much anywhere, but it doesn’t mean they are entirely comfortable. They need a soft, cozy spot that will protect their joints, especially if they are older.

Bean bags can provide that for them, plus you know that feeling of ultimate comfort when you are sitting on your bean bag, right? It’s like a huge soft cuddle, and your dog will love it as much as you.

It helps to protect joints and prevent injuries

If your dog sleeps on a hard surface like a floor, it might cause arthritis or joint pain for him. If you have an older dog, he might even have problems falling asleep on hard surfaces due to painful joints.

Constantly sleeping on the floor could create calluses on your dog’s body, especially on their elbows or hips. The repetitive strain from lying on such a solid surface may also cause your dog to develop a hygroma, which is a fluid-filled sac that forms between his joints. If not treated, these will become weakened over time and may get infected.

Bean bags are good for dogs with special needs, such as senior or overweight pets; they provide proper support and comfort while giving your dog a soft surface to lie down.

Many injuries can be avoided by supporting the dog with cushioned bedding, such as a bean bag. You can save your dog from getting those issues just by getting the proper beds for his needs.

Easy to keep clean

Most dog bean bag comes with removable covers and machine washable, so you can clean them after your dog has an accident or just if his saliva got all over the bed. This way, it will be kept fresh while also being a healthy place for him to sleep on.

It also helps keep your dog clean as no matter how many times a day we might be cleaning and mopping, there is always some dirt and bacteria on the floor, which the dog and ourselves keep moving around the house.

When it comes to cleaning your dog’s bed, you have to do it based on the material that is made of and manufacturer instructions.

Can dogs sleep on a bean bag?

Yes, of course. Bean bag dog bed is a regular bed for dogs. Some dogs sleep on the floor or on an old bed that no longer has any support or softness. By choosing a bean bag bed for your dog, you are providing him with a soft, cozy, and durable place to lie down and sleep without compromising his health and joint problems.

A lot of dogs sleep on the wrong beds; some are too small or too fluffy. Yes, that can be an issue sometimes, as too soft beds do not provide enough support for the dog’s body, giving them that sinking feeling instead of security and comfort.

If you give any dog a choice to sleep where they want, they will always choose the most comfortable option, hence why they always want to take over your bed. You’d be nicely surprised how much time your dog will spend on his bean bag bed.

They will last a long time and will be a great addition to your house. Your dog will love you for this and won’t even want to get out of bed in the morning because it is just so comfy.

Best material for a dog bean bag bed?

How to choose the best material if you are planning to get a dog’s bean bag bed?

Most manufacturers of high-quality bean bag dog beds use stain-resistant materials, making the cleaning a lot easier on you. Those materials are also resistant to fleas which is the best option for keeping your dog clean and healthy.

The best material to choose is vinyl as it is straightforward to clean, and due to it not having any soft fibers – fleas are unable to breed. It is also resistant to mildew, mold, and rot.

Fuzzy bean bags can be a place where fleas might find space to live, so it’s better to look for a smoother surface to protect your dog from unwanted parasites.

If you decide to go for a material dog’s bed, the best choice would be cotton as it’s soft and breathable. Make sure it will be cleaned regularly to keep it fresh and clean. Since you will be spending your money on this bed, it is important that the material doesn’t contain harmful chemicals or toxic dyes that could harm your pet.

Some of the bean dog beds have washable covers which are machine washable, like cotton, plush, corduroy, or even polyester – put it into the machine and let it take care of the rest. Easy peasy! 

Materials like vinyl or PVC can be jet washed in your garden at your convenience. I can guarantee your dog will want to play with the water as well; therefore, spraying him with a hose will be great fun for him while you are cleaning his bed too.


Bean bag bed is a great alternative to regular beds for dogs. Whether your pooch wants something soft and cozy, or you are looking for an easy-to-clean option that will keep him safe from parasites – bean bags have it all!

If you are still not sure if this type of dog bed suits your pet, why don’t you ask the veterinarian about their opinion? The vet might advise which material would be best suited based on other health issues, so make sure to check with them first before purchasing anything online.

However, once your doggy uses his new bean dog bed, I can guarantee that he won’t want to get out of it anymore! He will love its super comfortable surface plus the ability to sprawl out and not be in a tight space with no support.

I hope this article was helpful to you and your dog! Don’t hesitate to leave your comments below and share this information with other dog owners!


Self-taught bean bag enthusiast. I love restoring, fixing, and making bean bags from scratch.

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