Pet furniture is only really difficult to decide upon, because you donít necessarily know whether or not your pets will use the pet furniture. Some pet stores will actually allow you to bring in your pets depending on what kind of pet they are to get pet furniture shopping. There is much pet furniture on the market that is not so practical. An example of this would be a ramp leading to the back of your pick-up truck or steps so that your dog may climb upon your sofa. If you have an inside dog and allow him to rest on the couch with you then chances are that pet needs all the exercise that he or she can get.
While the manufacturers of the stairs would say that jumping is hurting your dogís joints, there is an argument that the dogs actually need that bit of exercise. Also, having stairs for your pet to climb up on to the sofa would actually be more impractical because these stairs would be in the way of your daily life. When deciding on pet furniture it would be best just to stick to basics. Examples of these are a house, scratching post or bed.
Scratching posts for cats are a wonderful idea. You donít have to worry as much about your cat scratching up other furniture in the house if they have something of their own to scratch. Cat scratching posts also look nice in the home and come in so many crazy varieties that you would easily be able to find one that doubles as a house as well. Cat scratching posts that double as houses are also great because your cat is up and can be out of reach of toddlers and easily watched by you as well. Just simply place the cat house scratching post in a corner next to a sofa and coffee table and there you go, the cat would feel much safer already. When shopping for pet furniture start with practical first, then worry about the extra things if you need them.