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The best dog pillows for lounging

There are plenty of features that suit different circumstances that your dog may have. Some dog beds are orthopedic, which means that it uses similar mattress and stuffing technology to provide your dog with support to their back and body. You may want to get a dog bed that is extra soft if your dog is more sensitive about where they want to sleep. And make sure that no matter what you get that your dog can fit!

Dog pillow beds are large pillows that encompass the entire bed for your dog to lie down on. You can get beds that are rounded and flatter if your dog prefers, or you can even get ones with raised walls to provide extra support to your dog’s head as they rest. The dog bed pillow is meant to increase comfort for your dog, so see what kind of needs they may have and find the right pillow that will cater to it.

PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed

Best Orthopedic Dog Pillow

The PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed looks out for your dog’s health before problems can even start coming up. The pillow is made of 4 inches of memory foam, which tackles problems such as arthritis, anxiety, and mobility issues. The bed is designed with bolsters around the edge to keep your dog’s head up and keep their spine aligned. It is easy to clean: Simply remove the cover and throw it in the washer so that your dog can enjoy a fresh and comfortable night of sleep every night.

Friends Forever Donut Bed

Softest Material Choice

Your dog will feel like they are literally on cloud nine with the Friends Forever Donut Bed. The bed is covered in a cozy synthetic plush fur, which stays comfortable and breathable throughout the night. The donut shape makes this perfect for your dog to jump on and curl up into. The rim around the edge gives your dog a sense of security and can ease your dog’s anxieties in high-stress situations. The supportive filling makes sure that it does not sink your dog but instead supports their whole body.

BarkBox 2-in-1 Orthopedic Cuddler

Most Durable

If you need something strong for your rambunctious pup, the BarkBox 2-in-1 Orthopedic Cuddler is your best bed. This bed is made with therapeutic gel memory foam which comforts your dog’s body while also supporting it. The cover is waterproof for any accidental spills, and it can easily be cleaned by throwing the cover into the washer. The memory foam mattress that makes up the base of the bed can also be removed so you can bring it along with you on a trip so that your dog stays comfortable the entire time.

Your dog deserves the best, and giving them the right kind of pillow to sleep on is just one of the ways you can show them how much you care. After they spend a whole day running around and keeping you company, give them a chance to catch some Zs and carry on with sweet dreams.

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