If you intend to give your four-legged friend a new Ferplast brand dog bed, it is always better to avoid leaving anything to chance and arm yourself with a tape measure to find exactly what will give your dog a great place to sleep.
Among the indoor dog beds in our collection, the Siesta model is surely one of the most popular, so much so that you often post pictures of your pets sleeping in them with comfortable matching cushions on Instagram (follow us if you haven’t yet @ferplast_official). Siesta is popular because it is easy to clean and durable since made of thermoplastic resin and is available in six different sizes, thus perfect for both dogs and cats of different sizes.
See how Tranquillo the cat had no problem stealing dog Daria’s place when we took this picture. Cats know a lot about comfort and Tranquillo took the softest place in the house, without thinking twice about it.
But let’s get back to Siesta! It is a dog bed we always recommend for both its design and its rounded shape: the high sides and lowered front edge equipped with a practical chin rest is extremely comfortable for out pet. And how do you buy the right sized bed? When you decide to buy one, it is best to consider 3 variables, meaning length (A), depth (B) and height (H), to figure out how much space the bed will take up in your home. The INTERNAL dimensions, length (A1) and depth (B1), let you understand the right size for your dog.
We have created a practical guide based on your favourite model to help you choose the right size.
STEP 1. MEASURE THE LENGTH OF YOUR DOG’S BACK
Use a tape measure to measure your dog’s back, from the base of the neck to the beginning of the tail.
STEP 2. CHOOSE A BED
a) Siesta Deluxe
To purchase the right sized Siesta Deluxe, add 20% to the length of your dog’s back (see example below) and compare this with the internal bed length.
Internal Siesta Deluxe dimensions (A1 and B1) are the following:
- SIESTA DELUXE 2: 43 x 28 cm
- SIESTA DELUXE 4: 54 x 35 cm
- SIESTA DELUXE 6: 62 x 41 cm
- SIESTA DELUXE 8: 74 x 48 cm
- SIESTA DELUXE 10: 84 x 55 cm
- SIESTA DELUXE 12: 100 X 65 cm
For example, our dog Daria’s back is 50 cm long: adding 20% totals 50 x 1.2 = 60 cm, thus the Siesta Deluxe 6 could be best for her since the internal length is 62 cm.
b) Siesta Deluxe + Relax cushion
You can add one of the Relax line cushions to complete the Siesta Deluxe bed. These, made in many colourful prints, are oval shaped with soft padding and are available made of cotton or with one cotton side and one plush side.
Once you have selected your Siesta Deluxe bed, finding the correct cushion size is easy. The number found in the name after the dash refers to the matching bed size:
- Relax 45/2 = Siesta Deluxe 2
- Relax 55/4 = Siesta Deluxe 4
- Relax 65/6 = Siesta Deluxe 6
- Relax 78/8 = Siesta Deluxe 8
- Relax 89/10 = Siesta Deluxe 10
- Relax 100/12 = Siesta Deluxe 12
Sofà and Sofà Prestige are both a Siesta Deluxe plastic bed already complete with a removable padded cotton lining. In these cases, in order to find the right size of bed for your dog you need to consider the internal dimensions given the padding that you can find in the table below (A1 x B1).
Taking again as example our dog Daria (whose back is 50cm x 1,2= 60 cm), we must choose a different size compared to the Siesta Deluxe bed itself, because we have to take into account the padding. Hence, the suitable sizes will be Sofà 8 (internal dimensions given the padding: 56 x 35 cm) if you want a tighter bed or Sofà 10 (66 x 42 cm) if you prefer a more spacious one.
d) Siesta Deluxe + Sofà Cushion
If instead of completing your Siesta Deluxe bed with a Relax line cushion (as in point b) you prefer a pad that covers the entire internal bed surface, Sofà Cushion is the cushion for you. Made of soft cotton fabric or soft velvet effect fabric and equipped with a cord to secure it to the bed, it comes in various sizes whose number corresponds to the matching Siesta Deluxe:
- Sofà Cushion 2 = Siesta Deluxe 2
- Sofà Cushion 4 = Siesta Deluxe 4
- Sofà Cushion 6 = Siesta Deluxe 6
- Sofà Cushion 8 = Siesta Deluxe 8
- Sofà Cushion 10 = Siesta Deluxe 10
- Sofà Cushion 12 = Siesta Deluxe 12
Since padding occupies a certain amount of space, the internal measurements to be considered to find the right size are the same as those for Sofà and Sofà Prestige (point c).
We hope this simple and well-organised guide will help you purchase your next Ferplast Siesta Deluxe bed.