Weighted blankets for humans are all the rage and, in these times, they sure are needed. Everyone seems to be anxious about one thing or another and the weighted blanket at least affords users a good night's sleep.
One wonders if our pets pick up on our anxiety and become anxious and fearful themselves but, in many cases, their anxiety, like separation anxiety, is unique to them. There are several other situations that cause stress to pets: weather events, being in crowds, travel, noise exposure, new persons or pets in the home, not knowing what's expected of them... The list goes on and on.
Perhaps due to their reported benefits for people with anxiety issues, Canine Coddler, known for its Pet Calming Essential Oil Aromatherapy, has developed its own Weighted Dog Anti Anxiety Blanket for dogs who need to reduce stress when you're away or when they need a cozy time out. These blankets would be great for a new puppy or newly adopted dog.
The Canine Coddler is a patent pending blanket developed by a veterinarian. It has two layers: the inside layer is weighted with 5 pounds (for small to medium dogs) or 7 pounds (for large dogs) of non-toxic PVC pellets, the outside layer is machine washable so you can keep the blanket fresh for years. The weights are evenly distributed throughout the blanket so your dog doesn't experience all the weight in one area. The effect, according to manufacturers of weighted blankets, is like a nice warm hug.
The Canine Coddler Weighted Dog Anti Anxiety Blanket comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, so if your dog has any kind of anxiety issue, you may want to give it a try. The company donates a portion of its sales to charities that assist people in paying surgery bills for their pets.
(As for yourself, or a human loved-one, the recommended blanket weight is about 10 percent of your own body weight.)
That's the buzz for today!