“ Brand: Pets At Home / Type: Dog Blanket „
We bought this blanket for our malamute to stop his elbows getting dry and damaged from sitting on laminate/hard flooring all the time.
He loved it and it looked good in our living room -- it was about a 45 x 36cm which was a good size for our size dog, and it matched our décor at the time. You can get a browny/grey version with black paw prints, or vice-versa (black blanket with browny/grey paw prints).
Unfortunately our dog got quite hot laying on it for more than half an hour. The blanket is a very soft, fleece-like material and so heats up with the dog's body heat fairly quickly indeed. Our dog would often get up panting and move off it to cool down, disowning it after a matter of minutes. He's a long-furred double coated dog, so this was to be expected.
Also, the blanket tears easily. Our dog caught his nails in it a couple of times and it ripped right through.
It was good while it lasted, but I wouldn't recommend it for dogs that get hot quickly.
I have a 6 year old Westie called Quincy who loves to get mucky almost every day and always keep me on my toes. He is practically boss of our house (after our cat Misty who he adores and follows around) and as such sleeps up on the sofa with us. I don't mind this at all as I like snuggling up with my pets but the wiry-ness of his hair means it comes out quite a bit if I haven't brushed him really thoroughly and so a dog blanket is a must. I also use one for bed on the floor so that it has some added warmth, although to be honest Quincy could lie anywhere and make it look comfortable. It does look very warm and so the blanket is effective in this way.
The blanket is the perfect size at 36cm by 46cm which is great for small to medium sized dogs. Quincy sleeps on the blanket and rests his head on our sofa's pillows so always looks almost human when sleeping up there. It is made of a nice fleecy material which is pretty durable and the colour means that even when he's dirty it doesn't really mess up the fleece itself.
The blanket does last a while without getting too messy and I tend to wash them in cycle that there's always a clean one to hand. One issue I do have is that because of its dark colour and the fact that my dog is white his hairs do show up quite a bit so I have to either brush the blanket itself or wash it when it starts to show up.
The blanket is black and grey and the pattern is paw print. I think it looks cute and obviously matches its target audience. Its also good as I have quite a few blankets thrown about the place and its nice to be able to recognise which is the dog blanket and which isn't so I don't curl up in a fluffy quilt covered in fur.
Overall I think this is a really good product. Its hard wearing and effective, fairly cheap at £3.99 and has lasted for a couple of years in my experience. Its easy to wash and prevents hair from going all over my sofa which is always a plus.
I have two Henry Comforter Dog Blankets for my two little dogs - a westie and a chihuahua. I bought them from Pets At Home for £3.99 each which seemed like a good price to me. I've owned them now for about three years and they are still in use today.
The blanket it made of a fleecy material and it's very soft and cosy and my dogs really do like cosying up to it. It helps to keep them warm and they will routinely snuggle underneath the blanket. The blanket is a good size measuring 35cm x 45cm - which is a fine size for small to medium sized dogs, but probably wouldn't be big enough for any of the bigger breeds.
It's predominantly black with grey paw prints on it which does hide any dirt, but does pick up dogs hairs as both of my dogs are white and so it really shows the hairs up. However, the blankets to wash well on a medium heat and always come up clean. Over time, the blankets have become a little bobbly, but the blankets have remained soft and useable. They are starting to look a little worse for wear, but my dogs have grown really attached to them and I couldn't bring myself to throw them out!
Overall, I think these blankets are really great value and my dogs really love them.
Dog blankets are an absolute must for all dog owners, and I have 4 or 5 different blankets at home. I bought one of these blankets when I first got Sawyer, but I quickly learnt that that was nowhere near enough, and have bought several more over the past year.
The Henry Comforter Dog Blanket is a fleecy blanket that measures around 36cm by 46cm. I have found this is a very good size, being large enough to cover bedding etc, but lightweight and easy to fold up or roll into a sausage shape for easy storage.
They come in 2 different colours - black with large grey paw prints on them, or grey with large black paw prints.
The fleece is very cosy looking and soft to the touch. Really, there's no difference between these and 'normal' fleece blankets used by humans.
I have several of these blankets on the go at any one time. I use one to line Sawyer's bed in order to help keep him warm and comfortable. It sits on top of his bed pad and he can snuggle up inside it, or as he prefers, roll around with it so that it all unfolds when I had it all nice and neat and tidy for him. During the winter I wrapped this around him in his bed - he looked a bit like ET with it around his face but he seemed happy enough, and I think he enjoys the softness of it.
I also have one on one of the sofa cushions. It helps to keep my sofa throw clean and means he can lie beside me in the evenings without me freaking out that he's going to mess up the sofa. Obviously I'd rather the sofa just had a nice cream throw on it, rather than a big black blanket but when you have a dog you give up having a perfectly pristine looking home, and that's that.
Finally I have one on the passenger seat of my car so that when we're travelling Sawyer can lie down on the seat, again without me worrying about him making a mess. This is especially convenient if we have been to the nearby forest for a long walk and he might have mud on his legs and feet.
When he has a bath, I always chuck the 3 blankets that are in use in the wash and replace them with freshly cleaned blankets.
WASHING AND DURABILITY
I have found that it takes a lot for these blankets to get really dirty - generally if Sawyer has been muddy, I have been able to shake the mud/dirt right off the blanket. Similarly it takes a lot of water for them to get really damp, and therefore they can go for a few weeks before you need to wash them. I haven't found that they start to smell very much if they haven't been washed in a while either.
When washed, they dry quickly and remain as soft as they were when new.
Sawyer doesn't really chew at these very much, but when he has, he has never managed to rip these nor put a hole in them. They are versatile and durable.
CAN'T YOU JUST BUY A NORMAL FLEECE BLANKET?
Well yes, you could - but you wouldn't get the nice paw print pattern, and would you want to get your dog blankets mixed up with ones you use yourself?
These cost £5 from Pets At Home - sadly I cannot see any on their website at the present time, but these should be widely available from your local store. I think this is a very reasonable price, as they will last for ages, wash well, and can be used in several areas of the home.