Blankets are perfect for keeping your dog comfortable and warm, but with such a large variety to choose from, it can be hard to find the best one. It’s easy to think that all blankets are the same, but there are some essential differences that you might want to keep in mind as you shop.
We’ve chosen ten different brands to review for you so you can get an idea of what those differences might be. We’ve also included a short buyers guide where we take a close look at the differences and talk about what’s most important.
Continue reading for our in-depth reviews of each brand of dog blanket, where we compare fabric, water resistance, size, and durability, to help you make an educated purchase.
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The 10 Best Dog Blankets Reviewed:
1. furrybaby Fleece Dog Blanket – Best Choice Overall
The furrybaby 03 Fluffy Fleece Dog Blanket is our pick for the best overall. This blanket is 100% polyester and can be machine washed without worrying about shrinking. It comes in several sizes to suit most needs, and it’s incredibly lightweight. We found it to be one of the softest dog blankets available, and two of our dogs wouldn’t part with their blankets.
The only thing we didn’t like was that it was thin, and while comfortable, won’t provide much warmth.
2. PAWZ Road Pet Dog Blanket – Best Value Product
The PAWZ Road Pet Dog Blanket is our pick for the best value because we believe it’s one of the best dog blankets for the money. This brand comes in several sizes and can accommodate small to large doges with ease. It’s very soft, and both sides feature a fleece-like fabric. It’s also machine washable.
We liked the variety of sizes we could place in different areas, and the dogs loved them. We thought it was a little on the thin side, and they shed some fibers from time to time.
3. PetAmi Waterproof Dog Blanket – Premium Choice
The PetAmi Waterproof Dog Blanket is our premium choice dog blanket. It’s a little more expensive than the others, but it comes in several sizes and is quite large. The largest size is over six feet long and is about the size of a queen-size bed. It’s waterproof, reversible, and excellent at absorbing urine. It’s perfect for protecting your bed and your furniture from accidents. One side features a soft flannel fabric, while the other is Sherpa. It also comes in several sizes to match any décor.
The downside to this dog blanket is that it is expensive, and one of our blankets lost its waterproofing after a few washes.
4. Comsmart Warm Dog Blanket
The Comsmart Warm Dog Blanket is a brand of dog blankets that come in a pack of six. The six blankets come in several different colors and feature a pawprint pattern. They are quite soft and feature double-sided fleece.
While we used these blankets, we found them to be thin and small. It’s hard not to think of them as a soft hand towel. They are the right size for puppies, small dogs, and cats, but not for anything bigger.
5. Luciphia Fleece Pet Blanket
The Luciphia Fleece Pet Blanket is a brand of dog blankets that come in several sizes. The smaller sizes are three packs, while the larger sizes are singles. These blankets are soft and machine washable.
We found the blankets to be too thin to be used as blankets. The stitching around the edges was poor quality, and they proved they were not very durable by falling apart after a few washes. The pattern is also only on one side, so you find yourself fixing it often.
6. PetFusion Premium Pet Blanket
The PetFusion PF-PB2A Premium Pet Blanket features two layers of a soft polyester micro plush fabric. It’s reversible and features a light grey on one side and a darker grey on the other. It comes in several sizes to accommodate most pets.
What we didn’t like about this blanket is that it is extremely thin, even with the two layers. It won’t provide much warmth. It’s not waterproof, and it’s also quite delicate. We tried three blankets, and our rambunctious dogs had tears and holes in each one in a few days.
7. ALLISANDRO Microplush Fleece Blanket
The ALLISANDRO LF1808-M Microplush Fleece Throw Blanket is made from 100% polyester and features a bone design pattern. It’s machine washable, and the material won’t shrink or fall apart in the wash.
The blanket is soft, but not as soft as many other brands on this list. It’s also thin, and there is no padding or stuffing to help keep your pet warm and comfortable. The color on ours was somewhat faded, and not as bright as we thought it should be.
8. PETMAKER Waterproof Pet Blanket
The PETMAKER 80-PET6151 Waterproof Pet Blanket is reversible and washable in the washing machine. The fabric is soft and durable and features a chemical spray that creates a waterproof barrier that remains after several washes.
What we didn’t like about this brand is that its actually two pieces of fabric sewn together. The stitching is only around the edges, and there is no stitching in the center to hold them in place. This approach means that the blanket doesn’t keep its shape and always appears messy. The inside of the two fabrics is where the waterproofing is, which makes them extremely slippery. This slippery fabric contributes to the messy appearance and causes the blanked to bunch and slide while the dog s using it.
9. Friends Forever Dog Blanket
The Friends Forever PET63-0020 Dog Blanket features a 100% polyester micro plush fabric that is very soft to the touch. The material is also shed-resistant, and won’t leave little hairs on your sofa and floor.
We found that it does a pretty good job of staying on the couch and doesn’t slide around as many of the other brands on this list, but it is not waterproof, and fluids can pass right through it. It’s also not very absorbent. The biggest problem we had with it, though, is that it tears very easily. We have several that all have holes in them.
10. Petsure Pet Blanket
The Petsure Pet Blanket is the last model on our list. This brand comes in a two-pack of reversible, double-sided microfiber flannel blankets. They are very soft to the touch and are machine washable.
While we reviewed these blankets, we found them to be extremely lightweight and not very warm. The thin blankets are easily torn, even with light-duty use, and they are also prone to shedding the microfibers. They are also not waterproof, and one of the two blankets frayed around the edges.
Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose the Best Dog Blankets
Let’s look at the most important things to consider when choosing a dog blanket for your pet.
The blanket size is probably the first thing you are going to worry about when selecting a blanket. The best way to see what size blanket you need is to measure your dog from the collar to the beginning of the tail. Any blanket larger than this should suffice.
The type of material is an important consideration because it will determine how much dog fur sticks to it. Generally speaking, we want a fabric that collects dog hair to prevent it from landing on other surfaces, but we want the dog hair to clean off quickly.
Materials like silk and leather repel the dog hair while other materials like suede and velvet are magnets. Nylon materials will create static that attracts dog hair, and other airborne contaminants. Weavings and knittings can trap and hold the pet hair.
We recommend microfiber because it will hold the hair but can be wiped clean with a cloth.
We recommend checking to make sure you can wash the dog blanket in a washing machine before purchasing it. You will often need to launder the blanket after accidents and spills.
Pets can wear out their blankets very quickly, and if they have a lot of accidents, the continuous laundering will also wear them out. We recommend paying attention to the thickness of the material. Thicker material will last longer, hold up better in the wash, absorb more liquid, and provide more warmth for your pet.
We also recommend looking at the stitching in the blanket. Tighter stitching will be much more durable.
If your pet is prone to accidents, you might want to look into getting a waterproof blanket. Some blankets use a membrane in between two pieces of fabric, but most spray a chemical on the inside of the two materials. This chemical is likely to wear off after a few cycles in the machine, so if you are buying then because your pet has accidents, you may have to buy them often.
We hope you have enjoyed reading over our dog blanket reviews and buyer’s guide. We stand by our choice for the best overall the furrybaby 03 Fluffy Fleece Dog Blanket is 100% polyester microfiber, machine washable, and comes in several sizes. The PAWZ Road Pet Dog Blanket is our pick for the best value, and this is also a pretty good blanket with a low price tag. If you continue to shop, remember to keep the size and type of material in mind. If you have enjoyed reading and have learned something new from our list of the best dog blankets, please share these dog blanket reviews on Facebook and Twitter.