Many people are resorting to weighted blankets for a good night's sleep. There's something about the weight of the blanket that has a calming effect on a person. The gentle pressure (and constant pressure) of the blanket prevent you from tossing and turning all night, allowing you to feel calm and relaxed.
Maybe this is why many of us sleep better with dogs? If you're cuddling, that doesn't leave much room for fidgeting all night. It turns out dogs may suffer from restless sleep too, and pressure therapy blankets are available for pets. You can find weighted blankets for dogs on Amazon.
Anxiety Symptoms in Dogs
- Excessive barking
Your furry friends will love their new weighted blanket. The Canine Coddler is an anti-anxiety blanket that dog owners are raving about. It is made with non-toxic PVC pellets, so it is safe. The pellets provide a comfortable deep pressure that makes your dog feel calm.
You'll be happy to know that it does have a machine washable cover, so feel free to wash when needed. It comes in two different weights, 5 pounds and 7 pounds. The 5-pound blanket is recommended for smaller dogs under 50 pounds, and the 7-pound blanket is recommended for dogs over 50 pounds.
If your rescue dog has an anxiety disorder, this blanket may help them when you can't be there to give them the cuddles and attention they deserve. In case you aren't sure if this dog blanket is right for your anxious dog, check out these testimonies from pet owners on Amazon. You'll be amazed by the results.
There are certain dog breeds prone to separation anxiety, so consider a weighted blanket for your dog if they're nervous when you leave. More stressful situations that could trigger your pet's anxiety are thunderstorms and loud noises.
There are other solutions, such as hemp oil drops and calming chews. Both are wonderful options! Although this blanket could be a game-changer for your furry friend.
This post was originally published on February 19, 2020.