Pet Friendly Furniture
When buying any furniture necessities or accessories for your pet, it is first important to consider a few key factors. These factors include: Dog breed, size, age (factor in growth potential over time), color, construction, cleanability, durability/quality, accessibility, as well as allowable budget. Of all the listed factors, durability is among the most important. The selected furniture will need to withstand scratches, fur, dirt, chewing, drooling and possible accidents. With this in mind, a good choice may be furniture that features a removable, machine-washable cover, or pieces that are stain/odor resistant.
Pet furniture is specifically designed with the needs of house pets in mind. It can be helpful in easing adjustment when bringing a pet to a new home. Like all types of furniture, pet furnishings have a balance of function, comfort, style/aesthetics and quality.
Comfort parallels with material. Although most dogs are very hardy, they can still suffer from aches and pains just as we do. This should also be considered if your pet suffers from joint or bone problems, arthritis, or general stiffness and soreness; dogs that suffer such inflictions and don’t receive proper rest may function differently.
Size is another important factor. Measurements should be taken to ensure that your pet will experience a comfortable fit. If you have a puppy or a younger dog, factoring in changes in size may be a good idea because you will need to provide larger furniture down the line.
Balance is important, especially between quality and price. You want to make sure that the product provides everything that it should without costing an arm and a leg. However, steer clear of basic economy products that may be uncomfortable and will not last very long, making them less of a deal in the long run.
Style and aesthetics are also very important. Ideally, you want to find a style of furniture that can fit into the décor of your home. Luckily, furniture comes in a variety of colors and styles. If you're not sure, your best bet is to buy a neutral or primary color, like beige or navy blue, as these fit in nicely with most arrangements.
Animal furniture offers your pet a safe and secure place. Once your dog learns to utilize its own possessions, you will spend less time cleaning shedding hair, dirt and dander from the family’s couches, sofas, beds, etc.