Top 5 Thunder Blankets for Dogs Reviewed

By May 18, 2018Pets

 

Thunderstorms can be stressful for anyone and pets are no exception. It’s hard to watch your dog shiver in fear and not being to comfort them. However, anxiety is an issue many pet owners can help their pets cope with, and it’s not complicated. Thunder blankets offer a simple way to comfort your pet during bad weather, long trips, or after stressful vet visits.

Some of the blankets we reviewed here are crossover blankets that are suited for humans or pets. Finding the right one for your pet follows the same guidelines as finding one for yourself or your children. The blanket should be about weight about 10 percent of the body weight of your pet. If you have a 100-pound, get a 10-pound blanket.

Most of the blankets do not come in a weight that is under 5-pounds. It’s not going to affect the comfort level of your dog if it is too heavy by a pound, but don’t get a 10-pound one for a 30-pound dog. A blanket that is much too heavy can add anxiety to your dog which defeats the purpose of it.

We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 thunder blankets for dogs to help you find a solution fast. We based our ranking system on what materials the blanket manufacturer uses, how well they made the blankets, and overall quality. The size and weight were secondary considerations. Price and colors were not factors we focused on for the final list.

Hiseeme Weighted Blanket

Hiseeme Weighted Blanket (36''x48'' 4lbs, Dark Grey, Cotton) for Kids and Dog & Removable Washable Duvet Cover
  • SLEEP BETTER: Throw our weighted blanket over yourself or your kids and let them get the same comfort all night long. We've found in our own testing that both adults and kids wake up less often through the night and enjoy a deeper sleep of our heavy blankets. Whether you're watching TV, movies, crafting, or being with loved ones, using this cuddle-like heavy blanket feels especially comfortable and safe.
  • VALUE FOR MONEY: Protect your Hiseeme Weighted Blanket with our soft Weighted Blanket Duvet Cover. This removable duvet cover is made of 100% polyester and has a zip closure. Its a perfect fit for your weighted blanket and protects your weighted blanket from wear and tear.
  • AN IDEAL GIFT & EASY TO WASH: Washing it is also much easier. Just remove the cover, machine wash it and air dry.The minky stays soft through many washes. There’s no need to wash the inner blanket too often to maintain the longevity of its quality and shape. When washing the inner blanket, we recommend hand washing as the best maintenance and care.
  • GET THE BEST SLEEP OF YOUR LIFE - Don't get sleepy again! Snuggle up under the thickest weighted blanket and wake up feeling well rested and refreshed after getting an amazing night’s sleep. In warm days you can use the inner layer without cover and in cold days you can add warm removable cover (Included in Package) to the inner layer.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED – BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: No need to delay that deep sleep you've been waiting for. Your happiness is very important to us, so your purchase is protected - if you decide your weighted blanket doesn't suit you, simply return it for a full refund.

Viki Anxiety Weighted Cotton Blanket

Viki Kids Weighted Blanket 5 lbs, 36''x48'', Dark Grey, Baby Soft Heavy Blanket with Glass Beads
  • SOUNDLY ASLEEP: Did your kids have problems with sleep or get up many times at midnight? A weighted blanket could mimic the the experience of being hugged and provide the kid with a sense of comfort and safety. If your kids have never covered weighted blanket, give it a try!
  • SPECIAL STRUCTURE: Viki kids weighted blanket have incredible soft touch with 100% cotton fabric that very friendly for kids or teenagers.
  • CARE INSTRUCTIONS: We suggest that SPOT CLEAN is better than machine wash to avoid the damage of the machine and blanket. Please do not bleach, do not tumble dry, and do not iron.
  • OEKO-TEX LABEL: It confirms the human-ecological safety of textile products and leather articles from all stages of production along the textile value chain. It also can attest to socially and environmentally sound conditions in production facilities.
  • Viki Weighted Blanket SERVICE: If there have any unexpected damage or other problems of the weighted blanket, please contact with our customer service team at once and we are very glad to service for you.

Finslep 2018 Silk Feel Sky Blue Weighted Blanket

Finslep 2019 Silk Feel Sky Blue Weighted Blanket | Toddler Bed Blanket | Breathable Materials | Household Pet Blanket | Good Sleep Solution | Nice Gift for Kids/Teens(Sky Blue, 36" x 48" 5 lbs)
  • STRUCTURE: (2+1+2)Shell Fabric: 60 x 60 (Yarn Count) Top Quality Silk Feel Cotton | Filler: Double Layers High Quality Breathable & Washable Cotton and 100% Spotless Glass Beads Evenly Distributed In The Middle
  • FUNCTION: As the heavy blanket simulating the feeling of being held or hugged and make you fall asleep faster and sleep deeper and longer.
  • WEIGHT AND SIZE: 10% of body weight is recommended. Suggesting 36" x 48" for toddler bed, 48''x72'' for single bed, 60''x80'' for queen bed, 80''x87'' for king bed. Due to its weight, it’s not necessary to choose oversized blanket.
  • CARE INSTRUCTION: The weighted blankets are machine washable on a low and gentle setting, dry clean or hand wash is recommended. Another option is to purchase a removable cover for easier cleaning.
  • QUALITY GUARANTEE: Customer satisfaction is our first goal. We will give a full refund within 90 days if our products have any quality problem. Please feel free to contact [email protected] for warranty claims, you will get an reply within 12 hours.

Hiseeme Cool Weighted Blanket

Hiseeme Toddler Weighted Blanket 5 Pounds for Kids | 36''x48'' | Quality Cotton | Best Heavy Blanket for Improved Sleep | Light Grey
  • COOL ALL NIGHT Hiseeme weighted blanket is made of 100% breathable natural cotton. Cool and smooth material that is both durable, wrinkle-free, easy to clean and dry and provide better temperature control, keep the children cool all night and prevent them from tossing and turning in their sleep due to sweat. At the same time, we designed lovely patterns to satisfy children's curiosity about the world.
  • SAFETY IS THE FIRST ELEMENT We strictly choose Environmentally Friendly, Non-toxic and Safe glass beads for our kids weighted blanket. The 4''x4'' small squares make the blanket a more even weight distribution. We are committed to developing child weighted blanket that make parents feel more secure.
  • CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE The cooling weighted blanket twin size 7 lbs for kids 60-90lbs, and the weighted blanket twin size 10 lbs is for 90-120lbs children. Buy hiseeme duvet for easy cleaning and enjoy discounts. For kids using a weighted blanket for the first time, we recommend a lighter weight.
  • GENTLE BONDAGE Weighted blankets provide gentle restraints that prevent the child from kicking the covers at night and better protect the child from a healthy night's sleep. What we bring kid is not only a blanket, but a big hug!
  • UNIQUE AND FUNCTIONAL GIFT Humans tend to feel security when swaddled, so having our weighted blanket wrapped around your children body eases and relaxes the mind. Prepare a unique and lovely gift for your child, make every day is a holiday!

Weighted Idea Small Weighted Blanket Set

The Final Results

We based our final results on what we didn’t like about the blankets. They are all made well and from suitable materials. The final results came from small problems like cleaning or the possibility of it breaking down over time. Ranking these blankets was difficult because they’re all great products that can help reduce stress dogs experience during storms or after vet visits.

 

  • #1 Huggaroo Weighted Blanket – this thunder blanket wins overall. This one is durable and made from high-quality materials.
  • #2 Quality Weighted Blanket – this one ranks number two for quality materials and durability, but it lost a few points for the extra time and effort needed to clean it. It distributed the weight of the pellets and held them in place better than the other blankets, but not well enough to be ranked first.
  • #3 ReachTherapy Solutions Weighted Sensory Lap Pads – this blanket is sturdy and made from suitable materials. It ranks third on our list because it comes in so many designs and is relatively easy to clean. It barely missed the number two position, but it only comes in one size.
  • #4 Canine Coddler Thunder Blanket – while made well and from quality materials, this blanket lands at number four because the pellets used for weight are PVC. They’ll do the job and last a long time, but after multiple sessions in the washing machine, they will begin to weather and break down.
  • #5 Orange Panda Weighted Blanket – excellent materials and quality construction brought this blanket to our list of top 5 thunder blankets for dogs. However, this one is harder to clean and keep clean than our other four contenders.

You can’t go wrong with any of these blankets. They’re all affordable and made from high-quality materials. More importantly, these blankets are safe. If your dog tears one open, the pellets used for weight are non-toxic and round. If a few pellets get swallowed, they should pass with no harmful side effects. Safety should always be a priority, and these blanket manufacturers make sure their blankets are safe.

The choice comes down to which material you prefer and how concerned you are with cleaning methods. If the price is a factor, the ReachTherapy Solutions Weighted Sensory Lap Pad is the least expensive blanket we reviewed. The other ones are about the same price give or take $20. If you’re like us, the price is often the last thing you consider when buying something for our pets.

Kara Richards

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