Discover the Best Blanket for Your Adult Dog or Puppy

Find the Perfect Blanket for Your Pup

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.

Fortunately, there are blankets out there for small, medium-sized, and even large dogs. If you’re not sure which option to go for, we base our size standards on dog weight:

First up are some blankets especially suited for small dogs, but you can also try our quiz for a personalized recommendation or scroll further down the page for larger blankets.

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To find the best dog blanket, select to begin by breed or by size

Best Blanket for Small Dogs

Our top picks by your dog’s needs

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Pros and cons

*If you’re looking for a blanket for your medium-sized dog, keep reading for our top picks!

Best Blanket for Medium Dogs

Our top picks by your dog’s needs

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Pros and cons

*We didn’t forget about large dogs! Check out our snuggly suggestions for large dog blankets below.

Best Blanket for Large Dogs

Our top picks by your dog’s needs

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DogGear Philosophy

When buying a dog blanket, be sure to measure your dog’s bed or wherever you mean to use it in order to choose the correct size. The material of the blanket could be either lightweight or thick, depending on what you need it for. An active dog might dirty a blanket quite often, so you should spring for an easily washable option in such cases. Definitely take into consideration your dog’s activity level and your surroundings.

Choosing the perfect blanket will be the result of observation and study before purchasing, and we hope that the choices here make it easier to choose the best blanket for your pup.

Learn more about how to find the best dog blanket for your pup.

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.

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To find the best dog blanket, select to begin by breed or by size