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The Importance of a Dog Bed Pillow

The Importance of a Dog Bed Pillow

1 min read • Wyatt West, Staff Writer & Outdoor Fiend, Timberdog

Just like us, dogs need quality sleep to maintain good health. Providing them with a comfortable and supportive resting place is crucial for their overall physical and mental health. A dog bed pillow or bolster your pet bed can offer the necessary added cushioning and support for your dog's joints, muscles, and spine, as many dogs love resting their chins on these bolsters, or lying against them. Pillows are great especially for older dogs or those with orthopedic issues.

Having a dog bed pillow or bolster on your pet bed can also be beneficial for their behavior. Dogs are den animals by nature, and having a familiar, comforting spot to call their own can create a sense of security and reduce anxiety. I know my Angus can't live without a bolster on his bed, as he needs one to curl up against. These pillows create a type of familiar support where dogs can relax and feel at ease.

Furthermore, a dog bed pillow can protect your dog from the cold, which can be especially important during fall and winter months. This helps regulate their body temperature and prevents joint stiffness that can result from being exposed to the cold for extended periods. 

For dogs with allergies or sensitive skin, a dog bed pillow with hypoallergenic materials can minimize contact with potential irritants and promote better skin health.

Preventing your dog from sleeping on your bed or furniture is also essential for establishing boundaries and promoting good behavior. Having a comfortable dog bed pillow encourages them to stay in their designated space, so they're not drooling all over your pillows! It also helps reduce the risk of territorial issues and potential conflicts with other pets.

In conclusion, a dog bed pillow offers numerous benefits for your canine companion's comfort, health, and behavior. Providing a cozy, supportive spot that belongs solely to them can enhance their quality of life and strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend. All of Timberdog's RuffRests come standard with a specially-designed, low-level bolster which is high enough for your dog to sleep against, and low enough for their chins. Hidden inside is a 3-season sleeping bag, for those cool nights outdoors. Get your beloved pet their RuffRest today with discount code ILOVEMYPUP10 for a 10% discount at checkout, on

Photo credit: Peter Barrot

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