We love our furry friends – they are a part of our families. And that’s why it’s so devastating to see our precious dogs pacing, whining, and cowering whenever they experience a loud noise, unfamiliar house guests, or a strange new environment.
It’s true. Dogs and other pets can suffer from anxious feelings. As a pet owner, it’s our responsibility to safeguard our animal’s well-being and give them the tools they need to live healthy, happy lives.
That’s where our dog blankets come in. Weighted blankets aren’t just for humans. A weighted pet blanket can deliver many of the same benefits to animals, too. The right weighted blanket for dogs can become your treasured pet’s go-to in stressful situations.
How can a weighted dog blanket benefit my pet?
Does your dog (or cat) retreat when he or she hears certain sounds? Maybe it’s the loud crack of fireworks, the rumble of nearby thunder, or even whine of an electric guitar on your favourite song that sets them off.
Most dogs have adverse reactions to some sounds, but if you believe your precious pup is more anxious than normal, a weighted pet blanket could be just the solution.
Humans live with conditions like anxiety, stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So do dogs. Dogs can find certain situations and sensory experiences overwhelming and distressing.
Unfortunately, you can’t ask your dog how they are feeling. But you can monitor their symptoms or take them to the vet for an official diagnosis. From there, a weighted blanket for dogs may become a part of their treatment.
The deeply soothing pressure emitted by a weighted dog blanket promotes the release of serotonin and dopamine, two feel-good chemicals. They calm the nervous system and help your animal to relax.
How to choose a weighted pet blanket
As with weighted blankets for humans, it’s essential to ensure your dog’s blanket is the correct size and weight for them. Typically, weighted blankets should weigh about 10 per cent of the owner’s body weight. So, if your pet weighs 20kg, a 2kg weighted blanket would be suitable.
It’s also vital to select a blanket crafted from durable, comfortable, machine-washable materials, so you can give your pet a clean, cosy environment to wind down. Our dog blankets come with a removable, two-sided cover that boasts a luxurious Minky fabric on one side and a smooth oxford on the other. That way, you can lay the blanket on the ground like a mat.
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Help your precious pet relieve anxiety and stress with our weighted blankets for dogs and cats. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
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