Having a proper dog blanket on hand is essential for your beloved pet’s comfort and health. You might be tempted to buy a cheap blanket, but a high-quality one would make for better warmth, comfort, and enjoyment. Here’s a list of some of the best dog blankets in 2021 we’ve found on the market.
Every dog needs a blanket, and it’s one of the essential comfort items that every pet owner should buy for their dog. But you can’t just go out and buy any blanket that you want – yes, some dogs will hate some types of blankets or materials and could require a switch if you want to put a stop to a bad habit (such as chewing their blankets up every time).
Here’s what you should know about making the choice for your dog’s blanket.
What Type of Dog Blanket?
There are several different types of dog blankets available on the market, and each has its benefits; some dogs might need to generate more heat than others because they have a thinner coat or the weather might warrant a larger, fluffier blanket. It all depends on your dog, and it all depends on what works well for them.
The key when choosing a dog’s blanket is to know your dog; even dogs will have a preference for some materials over others, and if this describes yours, it’s up to you to figure out which materials they prefer.
Pure cotton tends to be hypoallergenic for most dogs, though there are other more specialized options if your dog happens to have more special needs, such as a hip that doesn’t do well in cold weather – common with some older dogs.
Washing Your Dog’s Blanket
Ideally, you should give your dog’s blanket a proper wash at least once per month and give it a good brush with a lint brush once every few days. This cuts down on the allergies you and your dog will experience.
Many people think they’re allergic to dogs when they really aren’t. Instead, they’re allergic to their dog’s blanket and the dandruff built up there – and usually their dog is too, which will manifest with obsessive scratching.
Wash your dog’s blanket regularly with a gentle detergent, especially if your dog has a sensitive skin.
Getting More Than One
It’s always a good idea to own more than one dog blanket. In this case, your dog has an immediate spare if one needs to go into the wash or if they need to travel somewhere with you.
If you have several dogs, it’s also a great idea to get more than one dog blanket so that each dog has a chance to feel special with their own.
By Jarett Gilpin
Jarett and his vapor wake dog, Toxi, help keep the students and public safe on the University of Notre Dame’s campus. Jarett knows what equipment, food and toys to keep Toxi safe, productive and still able to have fun.