If you have both a Luna weighted blanket and a dog (or a few of either) you may be wondering, “are weighted blankets safe for dogs?” Weighted blankets have become an essential part of so many sleep routines as they become increasingly popular, and if your fur babies share the bed or couch with you, you will have questions about their comfort and safety. Read on below to learn more about weighted blankets for dogs and other pets.
Weighted Blanket Benefits
For humans, weighted blankets provide various benefits like deeper, more restful sleep, a relaxed nervous system, and more thanks to Deep Pressure Stimulation. Deep Pressure Stimulation is a therapy modality used by many therapists in-clinic to help calm and relax anxious patients or those with sensory processing disorders. Luna weighted blankets are designed with this in mind so you can reap the benefits of Deep Pressure Stimulation right at home.
So, Do Weighted Blanket Benefits Apply to Dogs?
People often ask if weighted blankets can provide the same anxiety-reducing benefits for their pets as well. We know some dogs struggle with anxiety when it comes to thunderstorms, fireworks, or other stressful situations. While there are vests and weighted blankets made specifically for pets, we don’t recommend letting your dog or cat rest under your Luna weighted blanket. Remember that the recommended weighted blanket weight for maximum benefits and comfort is 10% of your body weight. Whether you have our 10-pound queen classic cotton weighted blanket, the 30-pound king, or anything in between, it will most certainly be too heavy for your pet. Even if you have a huge dog, vets recommend against letting them use your human-weighted blanket since the internal glass beads could pose choking hazards for any chewers. Plus, some dogs can actually feel more anxiety under weighted blankets.
Snuggle Up with Your Pup On (Not Under) Your Weighted Blanket
A safe way to enjoy your weighted blanket with your pup is to snuggle up atop it together! Because of the even weight distribution, a Luna weighted blanket lays firmly and nicely across a bed or folded up on the couch cushions, and your pup may love curling up on top of it for nap time! So long as they are not a chewer, Luna’s smart quilted construction and comfortable, quality materials make for an inviting and comfortable snuggle. Just don’t let them burrow underneath the weight, as it is intended for human family members of the proper size only!
Order a Luna Weighted Blanket Today
While your pup may want to cuddle up with you under your Luna weighted blanket, when it comes to answering, “are weighted blankets safe for dogs?” we’d say yes only if it’s a weighted blanket specifically intended for dogs. A human weighted blanket is likely to be much too heavy for a pet to safely use, so we do not recommend sharing your Luna with them. If you or your child, on the other hand, are ready to reap the benefits of a quality weighted blanket, shop our weighted blankets now, order, and let Luna do the rest!