Now it’s time for a little quiz: Sheets are to mattresses as dog blankets are to xxx?? If you guessed dog mats, you’re not alone. Simply stated, a dog mat is essential if you travel a lot, if you find yourself consistently washing your dog’s bed, if you need a cushion for a kennel, or all of the above.
As for one of the primary benefits of dog mats? They’re easily transferable. Where ever your dog goes, the dog mat can go too. Better yet – it can be tossed into the washing machine and dryer to stay clean. The portability is especially important when your dog sleeps. If he likes to lounge and spread out, dog mats are a great place for him to curl up. Plus, flat dog mats can be used as a training tool, giving your dog a boundary to follow the “stay” command.
Like most dog bedding products, dog mats are special since they come in a variety of standard sizes, fabrics, and with or without padding sewn inside. For a quick cost-effective way to define your dog’s defined space or comfy spot on the floor, a basic dog mat is required. When shopping for a dog mat besides size, another factor to keep in mind is the cushion comfort. Even the slightest bit of cushion can result in a comfortable dog mat which can survive countless washings.
Cushions with extra padding are especially helpful if you’re looking for the dog mat to create the ultimate comfy doggy digs. And as for fabrics, or the ultimate traveling dog, a fleece dog mat is tried and true, equipped with extra padding and ultra washability. Some traveling dog mats are designed with an elastic cord to be rolled up on the go. Cozy fleece material and various patterns make this inexpensive item a must have for your dog.
And, if you’re sizing it up for a crate or kennel, try to buy a flat dog mat which is the exact dimensions of the crate or kennel, or a bit larger. The best part of all? Dog mats easily fold up, they’re easily portable, and ultra comfortable for your pet on the go.
And keep in mind, dog mats may have different looks with bold or soft patterns and little or extra padding, but ultimately they’re about comfort and portability for your pooch. At The Dog Bowl, nothing is more important than your pets’ comfort and well being. For more information about dog mats and to shop at The Dog Bowl click here!