While many people think dog cushions are only for pompous individuals who treat their dogs like royalty, there’s actually some sense behind it. If you had the choice would you sit on the floor or a cushion? The latter, right? It’s more comfortable and you don’t feel cold and start aching after a short while. It’s exactly the same for dogs.
Yes, there are those people who have to give their dogs the finest of everything, even the point of buying them bottled water and gemstone encrusted collars. However for most people, and dogs, the simple things are most effective. You don’t have to spend thousands on a dog cushion, getting one from the local pet store is good enough.
The sense behind buying a cushion to put in your dog’s bed, or to use as a bed itself, is that it will take the pressure off the animal’s joints and pressure points. If you can imagine sleeping on the floor for 10 hours at night you’ll quickly understand. Dogs have sensitive joints at the best of times, so it is important to make them feel as comfortable as possible, and buying a dog cushion is the best way.
There are loads of different dog cushions out there of all sizes, colours and designs. All you need to know is that any one of them will work. The dog won’t care what it looks like, just that it is soft, so pick the most comfortable looking one. You can get special cushions that actively destroy bad odours, which are ideal for big dogs as they tend to smell more than smaller ones. Dog cushions are also easy to live with as you can put them through the wash if they become dirty or too smelly to stand.
While you can get some excellent dog cushions at traditional pet stores and pet supermarkets, the best deals are definitly found online. The biggest websites like Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com have a great selection, but don't forget about specialist online pet stores such as Pet Supermarket in the UK, and Value Pet Supplies and Pets Warehouse in the US either. With lower prices and free delivery in most cases, you'll have no trouble finding a cushion that's comfortable and stylish for your dog.
If specific dog cushions are a bit too pricey for you, the alternative is to use regular cushions from furniture stores, or even beanbags. As long as the dog can get relaxed it doesn’t matter how much you spend.
Dog cushions are great to buy because they alleviate pressure on joints and make your dog feel comfortable. While some may laugh at the idea, once you see your dog curled up, fast asleep and totally happy on a cushion, it’s totally worth it!