Pet Furniture

Written by Sarah Provost
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Pet furniture serves a very important purpose. By giving your dog a bed to sleep in and your cat a place to scratch, your own furniture will last a lot longer. There are many, many sites offering pet furniture, and several of them allow you to customize your purchases to suit your decor.

All a dog really needs is a comfortable place to lie down. But what an amazing variety of dog beds there are! You can get canopy beds, chaises, pavilions, and chintz sofas in dog sizes, just for a start. Orthopedic mattresses are designed for the older or arthritic dog, and most dog beds come with removable, washable covers.

Pet Furniture for Cats

Cats need a scratching post, and will appreciate other kinds of pet furniture such as trees, condos, hideaways and perches. Cats scratch to rid their claws of built-up cuticle, to keep them sharp, and to wear them down so they can be retracted comfortably. Scratching posts are covered with carpet or sisal, which offers resistance. Sisal is closer to the tree bark that your cat would prefer to scratch.

Cats also like to climb and perch, so cat trees, tall condos and similar kinds of pet furniture fill those needs. Window perches allow your cat to keep an eye on the neighborhood. Despite their reputation for independence, my cats have always wanted to be wherever I was, so a perch that attaches to the top of your computer monitor sounds like a great idea to me.

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