The best dog blankets for winter feature key priorities, firstly to keep Fido warmer than the standard blanket. Secondly interesting useful such as waterproofing will protect your bed or other furniture from wet fur or accidents. Good looks will allow the blanket to fit seamlessly on your furniture. Extra large sizes will mean your dog has room to stretch out or dare I say it roll around while large dogs will feel comfort with ample space.
A third requirement of the best dog blankets for winter will adhere to that famous axiom: value for money. No one wants to spend double the money on effectively the same blanket as a budget dog blanket. Read until the end to see which dog blankets will make your furry friend feel like a dog with two tails and Mum and Dad relax that their pet is comfortable while the furniture is protected.
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1. PetAmi Sherpa Dog Blanket
The PetAmi is made from Microfiber, sherpa, fleece of 460 GSM microfiber polyester; it is warm to the touch and will keep your pet snuggly warm through a cold winter, though, can be used all year round. I recommend plumping for the 60 x 80′ or the largest size: 90 x90′ design if you have a large dog for extra space and furniture protection. Looking like a real leather fleece, the PetAmi is instantly likable or opt for a traditional plaid charcoal grey look, wine, taupe or navy blue look among other smart designs.
GSM means grams per square meter with Microfiber blankets known for their durability and warmth; microfiber blankets are good at retaining heat and are very low maintenance. 460 GSM is extremely fluffy and extra warm. Check the colors available. At the time of writing the PetAmi is available in a several handsome shades. The good news is the PetAmi is waterproof up to the point where no liquids will penetrate to the other side.
The user friendliness of the PetAmi is a strong selling point as it can be used like a throw blanket on car seats, sofas and your bed. The blanket is also well equipped to attract fur sheddings which will stop it getting all over the furniture.
- To wash it simply throw it in the washer on cold with no fabric softener and then dry the blanket on medium heat.
- 460 GSM extreme warmth
- Low maintenance
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2. PAW Brands PupProtector
Paw Brands offers the luxury choice for your dog and is one of the best dog blankets for winter. Made of faux fur on one side and ultra-soft microsuede on the other side, simply alternate to find which side your pup likes the most. With a waterproof internal lining Paw Brands will keep your bed, sofa or car seats protected alike. It does however, only come in one size at 60 x 60 inches so it may not protect the full back of a car, passenger seat. It should be said the PAW brands has a very handsome real fur look which our dog seemed to take to immediately. PAW brands describes as Faux Cowhide and Black Faux Cowhide (available in white, gray or brown).
The PAW brands is machine washable and though not as fluffy as some blankets it is a comfortable pet blanket for your home and will suit almost all dogs save a Great Dane which probably needs a larger blanket.
- Not perfect for the largest dogs
3. Callarome Waterproof Blanket
Coming in colors like caramel cappuccino and mustard ochre this ‘grizzly brown’ fleece appears thin but is very durable and light and will cover a wide area of 80 x 90 which will protect a double bed. Made of waterproof fibers this blanket is a great way to protect your bed or sofa from messy pets. A good choice in best dog blankets for winter, the Callerome looks stylish with a black contour.
The good news is if you aren’t happy with it Callarome will offer a free refund. Larger than most other blankets, the Callerome is also going to keep your dog snug in the winter in its crate, on the carpet, car seat or on even a King size bed. The clear advantage of the Callerome is it does protect a larger area than most and though it doesn’t feel as plush and fluffy as some, simply fold it in two for more warmth for your pet.
- Covers a large area
- Lightweight for easy use
- Not as Fluffy and comfy a some
4. PawTect Dog Blanket
Its hard to believe a blanket for your favorite Fido can be so soft and fluffy and yet so waterproof. So called ‘WickQuick’ draws moisture inside the dog blanket, so no liquid puddles on the surface – a bit like a child’s diaper and it works effectively. “Pawtect” is an apt moniker for this slate or chocolate throw blanket. While its flaw is its smaller size at only the largest measurements being 50 x 60, that’s still large enough to offer a comfortable bed for most medium to large dogs.
If completely protecting the back seat of your car is your main priority then I’d opt for an especially designed waterproof car cover. However though the PawTect wont guarantee to protect all of the back seats from dander it will do a pretty good job and doubles up as a great throw for your bed, sofa or carpet. Your dog is guaranteed to fall for this extremely soft and comfortable option. While the master of the home will be thankful nasty liquids are kept away from the edges and surfaces. Another likable feature is the reinforced stitching on the edges which prevents dogs from chewing the blanket apart.
- Wash on cold on its own with softener and detergent, then dry the blanket on low setting in the dryer.
- Soft as heck
- Machine washable
- Traps liquids inside
- Could offer a larger size
5. Alpha Paw Cozy Calming Blanket
Tha Alpha Paw is a wee blanket of only 32″L x 20″W or 40 x 47” at the largest size.With out bells and whistles this is a budget blanket which will offer warmth. It feels soft, comforting and must be ideal to snooze upon.I deal for a crate, chair or the carpet, the Alpha is machine washable and will keep your pooch warm as one of the best dog blankets for winter .
Coming in blue beige or white, the Alpha is tough enough not to get chewed apart being made from durable polyester sherpa fabric.
- Budget Option
- Machine washable
- Sherpa warmth
- Not waterproof
- Not ideal for larger dogs
All of these ‘best dog blankets for winter’ in my opinion, are worthy of featuring on my list and keeping your dog in the most inclement months. Slight variations suit different needs; for example the Callarome will cover a larger space than the others so it’ll be better at protecting your car seats from dander and urine. If you don’t want puddles at all on your blanket the PawTect expertly traps liquids away from surfaces. Perhaps you’re in the mood to pamper your pet and provide a luxurious look to your interior design. In that case the Paw Brands would be a good choice with its faux cow hide luxurious look or turn it over for a suede type feel that’ll be sure to insulate and fully warm your furry friend.
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