How to Choose the Right Dog Blanket
If you are not yet aware of the many benefits a dog blanket can provide your four-legged friend, it's time you get with the program! Before reading on, check out this article on why dogs like blankets.
Up to speed? Perfect! Now let's talk about how to choose the right dog blanket. Considering the amount of time your pooch will spend with his or her soft sidekick, it is absolutely imperative that you consider material, design, and size.
Choose The Right Materials
A dog blanket should be made out of materials that are gentle on sensitive skin, breathable, safe for your pup to carry around in their mouth, and strong enough to withstand rough play. So what is the best material to satisfy these conditions? 100% Organic Cotton that is unbleached, undyed, and free of synthetics.
Organic cotton is a sustainable fiber produced using 100% natural seeds so there is no use of pesticides or other harmful chemicals. As a result, organic cotton products are non-toxic if consumed, safer for the skin, hypoallergenic in nature, and more durable than non-organic products that are treated with damaging chemicals. Cotton textiles are highly breathable, permitting your pooch to stay dry and comfortable in warmer weather.
In addition to material, careful consideration must also be given to the weight of the blanket to ensure that it is suitable for all seasons. A weight of 400-500 grams per square meter of organic cotton will produce the optimal thickness, allowing for year round comfort.
Keep Safe Design in Mind
Safety is absolutely imperative when deciding on a blanket for your pup. Be sure to avoid blankets that have loose fringes, ribbons, and tassels or any elements that a dog can chew off and ingest. A good rule of thumb is: the simpler the design the safer for the canine.
There is a surprising amount to consider when shopping for a dog blanket, but don't worry we've got you covered! Fetch & Wags blankets are made from a natural unbleached and undyed soft and sustainable 100% organic cotton fiber, and unlike other brands, are free of toxins and synthetic materials so you can rest assured that your pooch is not ingesting harmful chemicals.
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