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What should I consider choosing a blanket for a dog?

Extra new blanket for your four-legged friend, there is something worth mentioning, for example, the size of the dog blanket and the quality and softness of the material from which it was made.

A blanket is a must-have element of a layette for every dog. It fulfils many different functions. You can use it both at home and travelling together with the dog. A good blanket should be made of friendly, high-quality material and soft to the touch.

What you will learn from this article:

  • A blanket should be in every dog’s layette
  • The blanket must be soft and pleasant to the touch
  • It’s not convenient to use a blanket that is too big for a dog blanket

Dog blanket

A blanket is an obligatory accessory for every layette for a dog. That is why finding a model ideally suited to your four-legged friend’s needs is essential. My dog ​​is very attached to his blanket. I look at him cuddling, seeing myself warm but safe.

If you don’t know what to pay attention to when buying a new blanket for your canine, I will tell you how to do it so that all your dog’s needs are fully met. What aspects should you consider buying a dog blanket? Please write me your guess in the comments section at the end of the article.

If your dog has not had to deal with a dog blanket so far, I assure you that he will be delighted with it. Therefore, do not hesitate to make this purchase. The key, however, is the right choice of model.

two dogs on the blanets on chairs

Dog blanket functions

Do you know what functions a dog blanket has? There are many of them. Therefore, it is an inseparable element of my four-legged friend’s life. I spread a blanket on the couch as we spend pre-recovery time. My dog ​​relaxes better on his blanket, not directly on the sofa upholstery.

As winter sets in and the days get colder and colder, I spread my dog’s blanket on his bed. Thanks to this, it is much warmer and cosier when there is winter weather outside. The NAP blanket from Bowl&Bone Republic works best for this because it is soft and pleasant to the touch.

When I take my pet on a joint outing, I always take his favourite blanket. Thanks to this, my dog feels confident and safe even in a place he does not know. The familiar scent gives him comfort and confidence.

I often take a blanket to the park during joint walks with the dog. My pet likes to have his place to lie down, and often at such moments, he does not want to use the blanket that I took for myself. Therefore, when we go to relax together on the grass, I have to remember to take his favourite dog blanket with me,

So, as you can see, a dog blanket has many different uses. My dog ​​uses it practically every day in various situations. Therefore, I am sure that your four-legged friend will be equally pleased.

What to consider when choosing a dog blanket

As I mentioned, a dog blanket is necessary for my dog. That’s why I had the opportunity to buy him a new blanket many times because my dog ​​has more than one piece. I believe that each of them has individual characteristics that make it perform its function so well.

The size of a dog blanket

Do you know what size your four-legged friend’s blanket should be? It doesn’t have to be bigger than your dog’s bed. However, a blanket should not be smaller than a bed for a four-legged friend. It may be difficult for the pet to snuggle into such a situation.

My dog ​​loves to wrap himself in his blanket and nap on his bed on winter days. He probably feels more comfortable and warmer then. If the blanket was much smaller than his bed, it might be difficult for him to do it.

On the other hand, can a blanket be too big for a dog? Theoretically, such a solution could be impractical in everyday life. It would be uncomfortable to carry a vast dog blanket with me.

Moreover, if your four-legged friend belongs to a group of tiny dog breeds, he may feel uncomfortable in a too-large blanket. The dog may become entangled or cover himself so that he may have difficulty getting out.

Therefore, choosing each dog’s accessories should be treated very individually. Choose only those things you are sure will suit your dog.

If you cannot find a blanket that will be suitable for your dog on the store shelves, then you should consider the option of tailoring it. Many brands producing dog accessories, including the Bowl&Bone Republic, offer such a service to their customers. That is a perfect solution for those unsure whether their choice will suit their pet.

Dog blanket material

What material should a blanket for your dog be made of? Mainly natural fabrics. Unfortunately, artificial fabrics are very often very unpleasant to the touch. I also pay attention to the quality of the material from which the blanket was made. Thanks to this, I can be sure it will be durable and serve my dog ​​longer.

First, when choosing a blanket for a dog, I want it to be charming to the touch. My dog ​​loves to snuggle up in his blanket, which is why it is important to me. So all kinds of rough and unpleasant to-the-touch materials are absolutely out of the question.

My four-legged friend’s absolute favourite is the NAP blanket from Bowl&Bonre Republic. It is so incredibly soft and fluffy that it is impossible to pass by it indifferently. It is available in two lovely colour variants, grey and brown. Each of them looks very tasty.

Easy cleaning of the dog blanket

Because my pet’s blanket is one of those accessories that often changes its place, and we usually take it with us outside the house, its cleaning frequency is higher than in the case of, for example, a bed. Therefore, I always pay special attention to the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning.

I want my dog’s accessories to be machine washable. Only this way of cleaning makes me feel that my dog’s things are fully hygienic and free of bacteria and germs.

Because my dog’s blanket is used to lie in really different places, in his case, I mainly focus on frequent cleaning. Therefore, when choosing a blanket for your dog, I strongly recommend that you check whether it can be washed in a washing machine or whether it can only be hand-washed.

a small dog on the blanket lying

A dog blanket is a must-have element of a dog’s layette

If your four-legged friend has not yet had his blanket, I am sure you will change it after this article as soon as possible. A blanket is a universal dog appliance that works well in many situations.

Does your pet already have a dog blanket? Please write me your answer by leaving a comment below.

If you have any questions or want me to touch on a topic in the next post, share it with me in the comments section.

Author: Klaudia, great dog lover

The dog by my side teaches me to enjoy every moment and to perceive each subsequent day as a chance for a new, wonderful adventure. While looking for my soul mate, I found it in a dog's wise eyes.

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