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What is the best pillow for a dog

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Are you facing the choice of a pillow for your dog, and you don’t know which one will be the best choice for him? If so, I want to tell you what you should pay special attention to when buying a pillow for your beloved pet. First, check what material the pillow is made of and its filling.

A dog pillow is an excellent alternative to a classic bed. It will work great as the main bed and a different place at home where your dog can go for an afternoon nap. A dog pillow should be made of suitable materials to serve the dog for a long time.

What you will learn from this article:

  • A dog pillow can be an alternative to a classic bed
  • A typical bed in a set with a cushion works perfectly
  • Pay special attention to the quality of your dog’s pillow

What a pillow for a dog

If I buy new accessories for my dog, I want to learn as much as possible about the product before I make the final decision. Several years of caring for a dog have taught me that choosing a bed or a bowl for my four-legged friend should not be accidental.

Therefore, if you choose a bed for your dog, I want to tell you what the best dog pillow should be. Your pet will spend much of his time napping and lying down. For this reason, his bed must be entirely comfortable.

Choosing the right dog pillow can be much more complex than it may initially seem. Therefore, I hope you can make the best possible decision with my advice and tips.

A pillow or a bed for a dog – what to choose

When choosing a bed for your dog, you are probably wondering what will be better, a bed or a pillow. I don’t think my answer will satisfy you thoroughly. Namely, both types of dog beds are excellent. Which option will work better for your dog depends only on his preferences.

My dog ​​has both a bed and a dog pillow at his disposal. As I also pay a lot of attention to the aesthetics of my pet’s accessories, he has bedding from the same line to match. The choice fell on the URBAN model from Bowl&Bone Republic.

The pillow is in the living room, so my dog ​​has an excellent place to watch what’s happening at home or take an afternoon nap. In turn, the URBAN bed is placed in the bedroom. Indeed, my dog ​​does not sleep with me in bed, but to feel safe, he must be right next to me.

That is why I recommend you choose these two types of bedding for your four-legged pet. Each of them is equally unique and meets the needs of your dog’s comfort and convenience.

a small dog sitting on the brown pillow

When a pillow will be a better choice

Some dogs may prefer to have a cushion. When does this happen? When the dog particularly appreciates freedom and that absolutely nothing restricts his movements.

The cushion has a smooth surface without any walls. That can be a desirable bed feature for some dogs because they like to stretch out fully while sleeping.

When I was little, we had a dog at home who always slept in the position with his paws stretched out of bed, lying on the floor. In his case, the pillow was the best and most comfortable solution. He was then free to adopt the sleeping position he liked best.

If you would like to learn more about what his sleeping position says about your dog, I refer you to my other post, which you can find HERE. In it, I discuss the most common poses in which our dogs go for a nap.

How to choose the best dog cushion bed

Choosing the best pillow for your dog will require more commitment from you than you might initially think. A good night’s sleep plays a massive role in your dog’s life. It has a direct impact on his health and well-being. If your dog feels uncomfortable while sleeping, it will directly affect his mood, and you certainly don’t want that, right?

Therefore, I want to tell you what to consider when choosing the best pillow for your dog.

Dog pillow material

What I pay a lot of attention to when choosing my dog’s pillow is the material from which it was made. Most of all, I want it to be of high quality. Thanks to this, I can be sure that the pillow stays intact after several uses. I prefer investing in an excellent product to buying a cheaper alternative and changing it often.

I am most satisfied when my dog’s bed is made of natural material. He behaves entirely differently than typical artificial materials. I feel the difference even to the touch, and I’m sure my dog feels it ​​when he sleeps.

Easy cleaning of the dog bed

I put a lot of emphasis on keeping my dog’s accessories clean and hygienic. Therefore, when choosing a bed for my four-legged friend, I choose only those whose top layer I can easily clean.

First, choose products that you can wash in the washing machine. That is the best way to keep my dog’s bed perfectly clean. I also admit that it is also a very convenient solution. I don’t like hand washing, so if I have the opportunity, I always choose a washing machine.

Of course, when washing dog accessories in an automatic washing machine, it is essential to follow all the manufacturer’s recommendations. Only then can we be sure that we will fully maintain the quality of the product. The dog pillow may lose its original shape and properties if we do not follow the guidelines.

It is not for nothing that manufacturers of dog accessories provide detailed information on how to clean their products. When throwing your dog’s pillow into the washing machine, follow the instructions on the label.

Dog pillow filling

Of course, when choosing a pillow for your four-legged friend, you must pay attention to its external appearance and what is inside the bed, especially if you have an allergic dog under your care.

Bowl&Bone Republic pillows are filled with certified artificial down. Thanks to this, your dog can sleep freely without fear that an allergic reaction will disturb his essential sleep.

The quality of filling your dog’s pillow also directly impacts whether your dog will lie comfortably on it. I am sure that this is what you care about the most when choosing a bed for your pet.

Poor quality filling of a dog pillow can cause it to lose its original shape and elasticity quickly. That will affect your dog’s comfort while sleeping. You certainly know how important sleep is in your four-legged friend’s life.

a dog on the beige cushion

Choose the best pillow for your dog

Choosing the best dog pillow is a real challenge. I hope my tips help you find the best model for your four-legged friend. A good pillow is the comfort of your dog while sleeping. I am sure you care about providing your dog with the best, healthy sleep.

Does your dog like his sleeping pillow? Or maybe you don’t like it and are thinking about choosing something completely different? Let me know by leaving your comment below.

If you have any questions or want me to discuss a topic in the next post, share it in the comments section.

Author: Klaudia, great dog lover

The dog by my side teaches me to enjoy every moment and to perceive each subsequent day as a chance for a new, wonderful adventure. While looking for my soul mate, I found it in a dog's wise eyes.

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