April 30, 2018

What Your Dog Is Trying To Tell You

As a pet owner, have you ever wondered why your dog circles and paws at his before finally settling down? Your pet is following its instincts! Your dog is programmed to add loft and thermal protection to his bed before resting. At Zen Den Pets, we provide our customers with luxury pet beds that are designed to give your pet plenty of fluffy fleece fabric to arrange so that he can satisfy his natural instinct, feeling calm and settled. 


Pet owners often wonder why their dog is itching, biting, or dragging himself around the house. If your dog is exhibiting any of these behaviors, he may have developed allergies. Dogs can develop allergies from many sources like grass, pollen or common household items. Here are some telltale signs that your dog may have allergies:

Red or irritated skin: Humans aren’t the only ones who have allergic reactions. Dogs can have them too! If you notice your dog’s skin is red or blotchy on their belly or in between their toes, then your pup might be having an allergic reaction.

Constant licking and biting: If you notice that your dog is constantly licking himself or chewing his skin, he might be allergic to his bed, shampoo or laundry soap you use to wash his bed. You can remedy this by investing in a hypoallergenic pet bed. Zen Den Pets makes luxury pet beds with hypoallergenic materials. Every bed is completely machine washable!



When your dog digs and scratches at his bed, it’s not out of curiosity, but is driven by a natural instinct. Dogs scratch at their beds to mark their territory and to create a thermal protection. The glands in your dog’s paws can also help your pet mark his territory with his unique scent. This allows your dog to feel safe and comfortable.

Another reason why your dog may be scratching or digging at his bed is temperature. It’s best to place your dog’s bed in the coolest room in the house. Zen Den attaches a comfortable, fluffy blanket to each of their dog beds to help satisfy your dog’s natural instincts and allow them to feel safe and cozy.


It’s extremely frustrating when you buy your dog a new dog bed and it’s chewed within days. Here are some reasons why your dog may chew or shred his bed:

Teething: Usually when a puppy begins to teeth, much like babies, he will gnaw on anything available  to relieve the pain. Make sure they have appropriate chew toys to discourage the behavior of tearing his bed.

Stress or Anxiety: Your pup can exhibit stress when he isn’t being stimulated, so make sure to take some time out of the day to take your dog on a walk or to the dog park!

Your pet’s bed isn’t satisfying his natural instinct to den and nest. Provide a pet bed that allows your pet to create an instinctively satisfying place to rest.

If you are looking for a pet bed that provides your pet with a calming and satisfying place to rest, Zen Den pet beds are the perfect choice for you and your pooch.