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Best Blanket For Dogs – 5 Top Picks Reviewed

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Written By Anđela Rajković

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2 April 2024 8 min read

Dogs are much more than pets. They are family members. That's why we want to provide them with the best possible conditions from the first day they arrive at our home. The blanket is an important part of that so let’s learn together more about the best blanket for dogs.

When you decide to buy a dog, especially if you have never had one before, you will have to prepare like for the arrival of a baby in the home. You certainly don't need to buy the entire pet shop. Only some basic things are necessary, and you can buy everything else later.

One of the most important things is the blanket. And it is not only important for puppy, but also for an adult dog.

If you notice that your dog is constantly stealing your blanket, this may suggest that you should buy it a new one. Today, there are so many different types of dog blankets on the market that you won't know where to start from. We will help you. We have singled out the most important features and best dog blankets of our choice so that you can finish shopping as quickly and successfully as possible.

Our top picks

If you have read any of our guides, you know that we test each product carefully. In this case, it was not possible in the same way as when we test products for humans, but we certainly put blankets for dogs through a series of tests that were available to us. These are our top picks.
    Pets 1
    FurryBaby Fluffy Fleece Dog Blanket
    Best Overall
    Pets 2
    PetFusion Premium Pet Blanket
    Best Value
    Pets 3
    PiuPet® Self Heating Blanket for Dogs
    Best Heated
    Pets 4
    Nobleza – 6 x Dog Blanket
    Best Design
    Pets 5
    Product image of Pawsee Waterproof Dog Blanket.
    Pawsee Waterproof Dog Blanket
    Best Waterproof

Best Overall: FurryBaby Fluffy Fleece Dog Blanket

Affordable and soft, it is available in sizes suitable for breeds of all sizes.
Best Overall

The FurryBaby Fluffy Fleece blanket is a very popular model among dog owners primarily because it is available in 5 different sizes. The smallest size is suitable for a Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Bichon and similar breeds, while the Jumbo is for a Labrador, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and Mastiff. So there is a size for all breeds in between as well. It is made of polyester fleece which is soft, warm and durable.

Supposedly it is environmentally friendly, but we do not know how polyester can be eco-friendly when it is neither sustainable nor biodegradable. The blanket is very easy to maintain because it is machine-washable and tumble dryer friendly. You can wash it often without fearing that signs of wear and tear will appear quickly.

So, while it's isn't very flashy, we believe it's the best blanket for dogs. It's cheap, well-made, will suit most people, and machine-washable. It even comes in different colours! What more could you really want?

  • Size: Small, Medium, Large, X Large, Jumbo
  • Material: Fur
  • Weight: 140 -350 grams
  • Maintenance: Machine washable


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Good for all types of dog breeds as it is not heavy.
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Machine washable
Washing machine-friendly & tumble-dryer friendly.
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Comfy & soft fleece that is environmental-friendly.


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Might be a bit thinner
It is a thin model but your dogs won't have a too much of a problem.

Best Value: PetFusion Premium Pet Blanket

t's so comfortable you'll be jealous of your dog. Plus, you won't have to spend all that much to get it!
Best Value

Certainly, the main feature of the PetFusion Premium Pet Blanket is its softness. The polyester micro plush is so cosy that your dog will want to lie on the blanket all day long. We like that the blanket is also quite suitable for all seasons.

It is not too warm, but certainly the dog will not be cold during the winter if it lives indoors. However, if you don't have central heating or something similar, you might need a self-warming dog blanket .

The blanket is also reversible. So, you can get pretty good mileage out of the blanket, even if your dog likes to tug at it. And you can machine wash it, so, getting rid of dirt and dog hair is rather simple as well.

All in all, between the soft fabric, decent durability, and the ability to keep your dog warm, we'd say you're getting excellent value!

  • Size: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 200 grams
  • Maintenance: Machine washable


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Washing machine-friendly
Easy maintenance as it gets washed in a washing machine.
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The blanket is a good choice for all seasons.
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High quality product for a fraction of price.


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No standard sizes
The sizes are not the “standard” sizes so pay attention to choosing the right size.

Best Heated: PiuPet® Self Heating Blanket for Dogs

Great for short-haired dog breeds that need extra warmth.
Best Heated

You probably thought at first that this is an electric blanket and worried about your dog's safety. But don't worry, this is a totally different concept. There is no external power supply, so it is completely safe and also cost-effective.

With the help of special heat cells located inside the PiuPet Self Heating Blanket for Dogs, this blanket stores the body heat of the dog and can then returns the heat to the pet.

And having a self-warming dog blanket like this is an excellent choice for anyone that lives in a colder climate. After all, you get to keep your dog warm without raising your electricity bill or putting anyone in danger!

It is ideal for short-haired dog breeds, older dogs, and it can also be used as a cat blanket because it is robust against cat claws. Although we'd recommend getting a proper cat blanket from the same seller. The blanket can be washed like any other dog blanket.

  • Size: 60 x 45 cm; 90 x 60 cm
  • Material: Wool
  • Weight: 140 gr; 340 grams
  • Maintenance: Outer cover machine washable


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Sherpa wool cover
High-quality cover that will keep your dog from cold.
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The blanket is self-heating, but free of any potentially hazardous cables.
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Wash it in the washing machine normally.


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Could be thicker
It could be a bit thin, especially for large dog breeds.

Best Design: Nobleza – 6 x Dog Blanket

If one dog blanket simply isn't enough, why not get a six pack and have one for every room in the house?
Best Design

Although you get more than one blanket, they are not disposable, so this is a fantastic opportunity. That is to say, each one of these blankets is worth its price tag!

For one, they're machine-washable. And since you have six of them, you can put one in the washing machine while your dog plays with another. Rinse and repeat! Your dog is never left without their favourite blanket and you get to keep things clean easily.

There is a certain durability concern because we noticed that the seams are far from perfect, but we cannot expect perfect craftsmanship in this price range.

The polyester fabric is soft and warm, and pet owners say that their dogs had no problems with skin irritation. The pattern is also interesting and looks nice, and you can choose between a few designs.

  • Size: 75 x 75 cm; 120 x 100 cm; 160 x 100 cm
  • Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 480 – 990 grams
  • Maintenance: Machine washable


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The blanket is warm, cozy & won't cause any skin irritation to your dog.
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High quality & durable
It will last a long time as it is made of the highest quality materials.
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It comes with 6 blankets in one package.


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Only 3 colours available
You can pick one out of 3 possible colour/design variations.

Best Waterproof: Pawsee Waterproof Dog Blanket

Protect the furniture and keep your dog comfortable with this waterproof blanket!
Best Waterproof
Product image of Pawsee Waterproof Dog Blanket.

Anyone who has a dog knows that it is inevitable to occasionally find dog urine on the blanket. But the Pawsee Waterproof Dog Blanket is waterproof, which means it is pee-proof too, so you won't have to worry about urine getting on the floor or pillows.

Also, if the dog spills water or some other liquid, the blanket will soak it all up. And since it's machine washable, the entire mess can be cleaned up very easily!

It has two different sides, one is smooth and the other has a texture that resembles a rug or faux fur. This adds to the overall durability as even if one side gets damaged, the other side is still usable. Both sides are warm, and the smooth side is slightly less soft.

So, if you're looking for waterproof dog blankets that can keep your stuff safe and your pups comfortable, we'd say this is your best bet!

  • Size: 125 x 75 cm; 150 x 120 cm; 203 x 152 cm; 203 x 229 cm
  • Material: Fleece
  • Weight: 500 grams – 2.2 kg
  • Maintenance: Machine washable


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Waterproof and durable
It will protect your dog from water & spillings.
An icon depicting lightweight properties
IT is super lightweight – great for all breeds.
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Warm & heating
Your dog will stay warm under the blanket.


It takes time to dry
It will need more time to dry out properly as it would be case with some other similar blankets.

What to look for when buying the best blanket for dogs

While it might not be obvious, there's quite the difference between a mediocre blanket for dogs and the best blanket for dogs! So, we'd suggest paying attention to the following features before deciding on a dog blanket for your furry little friend. Remember that the dog will use the blanket in a significantly different way than you, so try to put yourself in its position.

What material is the blanket made of?

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First, we will talk about the material, because the material certainly has the biggest impact on the performance of the dog blanket. When buying blankets for dogs, you will notice that most models are made of polyester or acrylic. Polyester is durable, easy to maintain and cheap, so these are pretty obvious reasons why it is the dominant material.

However, if you want a winter dog blanket, then you will need to find models made of fleece or flannel. These are soft, woven fabrics that can be made from natural or synthetic materials. Flannel can even be made of premium natural materials like wool or cotton. Faux-fur is another popular synthetic material, because the dog's hair will not be visible like on other materials.

Are you looking for any specific features?

While you'd think that the best dog blankets are all pretty similar, that's not really the case. And that's because it all depends on what you're looking for. For example, if your dog doesn't shed that much, a faux fur dog blanket won't seem that impressive.

However, give that same faux fur dog blanket to an owner who has multiple shedding dogs, and they'll think it's one of the best dog blankets on the market! Sure, there are some universal benefits, like being machine washable. But a lot of them do vary case to case. Waterproof dog blankets and perfect for indoor dogs. A big cosy blanket is the right dog blanket for owners who don't want to buy dog beds and have multiple pups. A blanket made from a soft fabric is ideal for skin-sensitive dogs, and so on.

So, let's look at these features individually and see how the can constitute the best dog blankets for some dog owners.

Is the dog blanket lightweight?

More often than not, a lightweight dog blanket is a good dog blanket. Although weighted blankets for pets are increasingly popular, they can be dangerous for your dog. Of course, your weighted blanket is absolutely forbidden for your dog, but even a weighted blanket for pets can be too heavy for smaller breeds.

It may happen that it cannot get out from under the blanket because it is too heavy, and that can even be deadly. So if your dog is anxious, try anxiety wraps instead of weighted blankets. And for the dog blanket, choose a lightweight one.

Plus, besides just safety, it's also just more convenient to have a lightweight dog blanket! After all, what if your dog wants to carry its dog blanket around or relocate to a new room? It's kind of difficult if the dog blanket is twice the weight of the dog itself!

So, if you ask us, the best dog blanket is going to be a lightweight one. However, don't go too overboard! After all, you still want a durable dog blanket. And if the dog blanket feels as light as a tissue, it's probably going to rip just as easily.

Is the dog blanket machine washable?

No matter how often you clean your dog, it's still an animal. Also, many dogs shed quite frequently. That is why you will often notice that the blanket is dirty, and full of hair, mud and many other things. This is why you should probably choose a dog blanket that is easy to clean. AKA machine washable dog blankets.

If its not machine washable, it significantly complicates the situation. You will either have to pay for the dog blankets to be dry cleaned or even wash the dog blankets by hand!

So, for most people, machine washable dog blankets are going to be a lot more convenient. Bonus points if you can find tumble-dryer-safe dog blankets as well! Then you will be able to clean the dog blankets so quickly that the dogs won't even notice they were gone. And we'd say that would constitute the best dog blanket on the market.

How warm is the dog blanket?

Depending on the breed and where you live, you might need a warmer dog blanket. After all, if your dog's body heat is too low, they might get sick or worse! Of course, you can always cover them with a throw blanket of your own but dog blankets are generally a better idea.

That's because good blankets for dogs are made so that the pet's body heat is retained and then returned through the blanket. So, it's like having an AC unit for free! Not to mention that these types of blankets for dogs, besides maitaining the dog's body heat, often feature cosy, soft fleece. So, it's a victory on two fronts.

Which size do you need?

Both a Chihuahua and a Neapolitan Mastiff are common dogs. That is why you will find practically every dog blanket available in several different sizes. Make sure you buy the appropriate size. On the one hand, you don't want your blanket to be so small it barely covers the dog. After all, they do like to sometimes snuggle under dog blankets.

Also, it should not be too big, especially for smaller breeds, since it may happen that they get tangled in it and cannot get out. It is less dangerous than with a weighted blanket, but why take the unnecessary risk? The size of the dog is not the only thing that influences the choice of blanket size.

Pay attention to the furniture as well. If you don't have enough room for a giant dog blanket, then don't get one. Because the last thing you need is for the dog blanket to get caught in the furniture or something similar.

Is the dog blanket reversible/has two sides?

It has become quite popular that blankets for dogs have two sides. We can certainly see why. That way you get a 2 in 1 blanket. One side may be better for winter and the other for summer.

Also, the texture can be completely different, so you will be sure that the dog will like at least one side. Dog blankets can have two sides or can be reversible, where the construction is different. The sides are often different colours, so this is also a positive if you want the blanket to fit into the interior.

And this is a feature you'll commonly see among the best dog blankets! After all, if you can find dog blankets that are both reversible and machine-washable, you can severely cut down washing time. Not to mention that this means your dog's cosy blanket is going to stick around for longer overall.

Is the dog blanket waterproof?

A waterproof dog blanket is a lifesaver. Or, to be more precise, it is a lifesaver for the furniture and the floor. Waterproof blankets offers protection against urine, drool and other fluids.

Such blankets are almost always heavier and more expensive, because of the material and everything that needs to be done to make the product waterproof. But it's a smart investment for sure.

Tips for buying and using blanket for dogs

The most important tip we can give you for buying and using dog blankets is to think realistically about your dog's needs. Blankets, clothes and other things for pets have become more of a fashion detail, and that is definitely wrong. If you choose a blanket just because it looks nice, it may be the wrong size for certain breed or simply features that are not suitable.

Regarding the use of the blanket for dogs, you must maintain it regularly. If you wash it once a month, you risk contracting an infection. The blanket is full of bacteria and dirt, so wash it at least once a week.

The advantages of owning blanket for dogs

You love your dog and want its life to be pleasant. The appropriate blanket will definitely help in that endeavour. The dog will love its place to sleep because of the blanket that makes the space warm and comfortable. You must have seen a dog wrapping itself in a blanket many times on Instagram. It's obvious he's enjoying himself. So try to buy the best one.

That's not all. A good blanket will affect the dog's health. A healthy dog means that you will not worry about it and spend money on expensive visits to the vet. One of the worst fears of every dog owner is destroyed furniture and flooring. Wondering how you can avoid it? The answer is a waterproof blanket. Whether the dog urinates or spills a bowl of water, the blanket will keep everything and let you clean in a minute.


And that's all you need to know to find the best blanket for dogs! Does your furry friend already have its favourite dog blanket? Feel free to tell us all about it in the comments! And if you have any questions, check out the FAQ section.

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FAQs about your blanket for dogs

Let’s wrap up things with answers to FAQs about best dog blanket.

What type of blanket is the best for dog?

Lightweight, polyester blanket is the best type for your dog.

Should dogs have a blanket at night?

It is not absolutely necessary, but pet blankets will make dog more comfortable and keep it warm during winter.

How often should I wash my dog blanket?

You should wash it weekly and even more often if you notice it is very dirty.

Can dogs get cold at night if don’t have a blanket?

Yes, they can get cold at night even if you keep your dog indoors.

At what temperature does a dog need a blanket?

It depends on the breed characteristics and whether dog was raised indoors or outdoors.

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Anđela Rajković
As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant and well-practiced sleep enthusiast, I find a lot of joy in bringing my expertise to our readers – preferably those who love to sleep. With a background in the English language and literature and a love of research, I'm always seeking new ways to share the latest sleep science and bed-related findings. And, when I'm not connecting with my readers, you can find me exploring the great outdoors, or, well, curling up in bed.
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