Seeking out enclosed spaces is a natural and instinctive behavior for cats. And just like humans, our feline friends enjoy having their own special place to relax and unwind. Cat condos provide a safe and comfortable environment that your cat can call their own. After all, we all like a little bit of privacy from… Read More
Pet Beds, Furniture & Accessories
Pet beds, furniture, and accessories are not just a stylish addition to your home, in many cases they are incredibly functional pieces that provide your animal companion with a space to call their own.
Why does my pet need a bed?
Pets need a bed so that they have what they consider a secure spot to sleep. In the wild, many animals, including cats and dogs, create a den or nest for themselves to sleep in. This option is often removed with domestication, and by giving them a bed of their own, you can help satisfy this natural urge. If your pet has their own bed, it will also help to keep them off of your bed or other furniture in the home.
What to look for in a pet bed
When looking for a bed for your pet, be sure to pick an appropriate size. There are tons of options available in various shapes and colors to suit pets of all species and breeds. There are even specially designed beds for small dogs and large breed dogs, as well as for cats.
Look for a bed that provides an adequate level of support for your pet’s size, health needs, and personality. Beds with higher edges can provide a feeling of security to your pet. Keep in mind that many pets like to dig or chew their beds, so look for those with tougher fabrics if that’s likely to be an issue for you.
Other useful features to look for in a pet bed are a removable, machine washable cover, waterproof fabric, and hidden zippers.
What to look for in pet furniture
Most people think of cat towers and trees when they think of pet furniture, but there are plenty of other pet furniture options. Pet furniture provides plenty of functionality for day-to-day use, while often blending into the decor of your home. Sofas, chairs, and litter box furniture are just some of the furniture options available for pets. Scratching posts are another popular furniture option, and are especially useful if you want to stop a cat from scratching the couch.
Ensure any pet furniture you’re considering purchasing is well-built, solid, durable, and can be secured in case it is a tip or fall hazard. Consider how easy it is to clean, in case your pet dirties it.
What to look for in pet accessories
Pet accessories help make your pet’s bed and furniture just a little bit cozier. You can add a cooling pad or a heating pad to your pet’s bed to help keep them comfortable. Don’t forget to add a blanket to tuck them in at night. A window perch is an excellent accessory for allowing cats and toy breed dogs to enjoy the view outdoors. As with beds and furniture, look for items that are well-made and easy to clean.
Does IKEA have a good pet section?
A popular choice among the human crowd, IKEA also offers a comprehensive product range for animal companions, known as LURVIG. All products have been created by pet loving designers with support from trained veterinarians. They offer plenty of options for sharing life with your pet both indoors and outdoors, including beds, bowls, play tunnels, and walking and grooming gear.
If you have a cat, you know she loves to lounge around. Soft, comfortable furniture is the key to keeping your feline friend happy and content. Another feature that cats love is a high vantage point. Kitties enjoy being up off of the floor; sometimes, they even like being as close to the ceiling as… Read More
If you own a cat, then you probably spent a few hours trying to find ways of making your cat more comfortable in your home. While a bed and a toy are a good start, your cat needs more than that. Cats need a place that is all their own so that they can relax,… Read More
Cat window perches attach to your window, and offer an elevated place for your cat to sit or sleep in. Whether your feline friend lives indoors or out, cat window perches offer the perfect position for your cat to watch the world go by, while soaking up the warmth of the sun. We reviewed dozens… Read More
You feed, water, walk, and play with your dog, but how do you prevent him from feeling chilly? You can’t constantly be on lookout to cover him with a blanket, and canine coats aren’t always comfortable for lounging around in. What you need is a dog heating pad for your four-legged friend to curl up… Read More
A cooling pad or mat for dogs can help make your dog more comfortable on hot days or after an energetic play session with others at the dog park. It can provide dogs with a nice place to lay down when you hang out with the whole family in the backyard, by the pool. Some… Read More
Whether lounging in the family room or settling in for the night, your four-legged friend deserves to be as comfortable as you are. Sometimes only a plush and cozy dog pillow will do! Dog pillows are great for dogs who like to stretch out, as the sides or bolsters of bed or baskets can get… Read More
Having a dog can be a lot of fun but also comes with some responsibilities. One of those responsibilities if having a place for your dog to relax. With a growing number of pet owners preferring to keep their pets off of the furniture for health and quality reasons, the need for a special place… Read More
A dog bed cover is a must-have for anyone with a pet pooch. They’re not only great for swapping out when your pup has an accident or makes a mess, they can let you save your dog’s bed for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a replacement. Finding the best dog bed cover for… Read More
Heated dog beds create a warm and cozy spot for your dog to curl up, which can be of benefit for many different dogs. This can include elderly dogs which may suffer from arthritis and stiff joints which can be made worse in cold weather. Dogs with thin coats can also suffer from the cold… Read More
Many cats and dogs just love curling up for a satisfying nap, in the warmest spot they can find. A pet heating pad is the perfect way to guarantee there’s a cozy place for them, whatever the weather. This can be especially useful for older pets, or those with a litter of puppies or kittens…. Read More
All dogs like to have their own personal space where they can feel cozy and secure. Your pooch deserves maximum comfort and the right pet bed will provide the highest quality resting and sleeping time your dog needs to be able to wake up full of energy. We looked over dozens of dog beds in… Read More
When you travel with your dog, you want him to be comfortable. Dogs are creatures of routine, so if your furry friend has a dog bed at home, you will want to bring one along on your trip. A full-size dog bed, of course, might not be very easy to travel with! If you want… Read More
Next to radiators, on sunny window sills, and even on your laptop keyboard, many cats tend to curl up and fall asleep wherever it’s warmest. If your kitty is a fiend for all things warm and cozy, she’ll probably love a heated cat bed. From plug-in electric beds to slim heating pads to plush self-warming… Read More
One of the biggest purchases that goes into a home is the furniture–nothing makes a room like a big cozy sectional, a stately chaise lounge, or an overstuffed armchair by the fire. Of course, nothing really compliments a cozy chair quite like a content, sleepy feline. However, most cats can’t help but sharpen their claws… Read More
As a dog owner, you want your dog to be comfortable, warm, and well-rested. A dog blanket that’s created specifically for your dog may feature a cute dog print or have features that make it ideal for your dog. The best dog blanket often depends on your pet’s size and needs. Larger dogs need larger… Read More
No matter how much you love your cat and want them to feel at home with you, you still don’t want them to destroy your furniture. Marking their territory has to be in a way that doesn’t keep you from enjoying your home, too. But that may not be an easy sell for your little… Read More
The 25 Top-Rated Scratching Posts & Pads to Please Your Cat (and Save Your Furniture) If you’ve ever had the privilege of being owned by a cat (because we all know we don’t own cats – they own us!), you’re well aware of cats’ insatiable desire to scratch, sharpening their claws and leaving their scent… Read More
Your dog deserves the ultimate in comfort, but if you have a large dog, finding the right dog bed can be a challenge. If your dog is older and has arthritis, hip dysplasia, or other chronic conditions that lead to aching joints or overall fatigue, choosing the right bed is particularly important for your dog’s… Read More