"Putting the blanket over her helps to calm and reduce the stress"
- Kathy C
Made with Love and Care
We make each sensory minky weighted blanket for a large dog of coloured raised dot sensory minky and a back of matching cotton drill in our factory in Mandurah, WA.
The secret to the blanket's calming effect is its weight. This comes from fine micro glass beads that have no sharp edges.
The glass beads mean that there is no disturbing rustling or swooshing noise so that your pet can sleep peacefully.
We fill each weighted blanket with two layers of cotton wadding. This keeps the micro glass beads that provide the weight in place so there is no "bunching" or "pooling" of the beads. This means that the beads stay evenly distributed for the best calming effect.
Which all means that Calming Pets' weighted blankets can help your dog:
- Sleep better for longer;
- Feel calmer and less anxious;
- Not be stressed by external factors like loud noises.
- Product Description
- Shipping Information
Size: 140cm x 100cm
This premium quality sensory minky weighted blanket for a large dog has a front of luxurious smooth minky in the colour of your choice. The back is made of a matching cotton.
Colours available: Aqua, Baby Pink, Hot Pink, Beige, Toffee Brown, Brown, Baby Blue, Black, Grey, Emerald Green, Lime Green, Midnight Blue, Navy Blue, Orange, Peach, Violet, Burgundy, Red, White, Purple, Royal Blue and Yellow.
How Long Will it Take For You to Receive Your Order?
We typically take 2-3 business days to custom-make your Sensory Minky Weighted blanket for a large dog for You.
Then we use Australia Post Standard Shipping to post it to you. The time it takes will depend on where you live. Please check the table below for guidance on how long the post will take.
How do weighted blankets help relieve anxiety in dogs?
Weighted blankets work for animals in the same way they work for human beings to reduce anxiety.
The extra weight provides calming Deep Pressure Touch. Deep Pressure Touch is a firm but gentle consistent pressure.
It triggers two responses in the body that bring feelings of reduced anxiety. It firstly shuts off the body’s “fight or flight” instinct that is governed by the sympathetic nervous system. It then activates the parasympathetic nervous system. This causes both the breathing rate and heart rate to slow and the muscles relax.
The end result is that your pet feels more relaxed and less anxious.
How do weighted blankets help dogs sleep?
The extra weight of a weighted blanket gives a dog's body soothing Deep Pressure Touch.
Deep Pressure Touch is constant, gentle pressure that first works to deactivate the body's sympathetic nervous system (the body's "fight or flight instinct). Next, Deep Pressure Touch switches the body's parasympathetic nervous system on. The parasympathetic nervous system works to calm the body and mind by slowing the heart rate, reducing the respiration rate and relaxing the muscles.
All this helps relax your dog's body so that they can sleep easily and soundly.
What weight should the weight of a weighted blanket be for a dog?
We recommend adapting the standard OT recommendation for human beings of using 10% of body weight. If your pet’s weight is “in between” weights, please choose the next weight up.
Do weighted blankets work for all dogs?
Unfortunately weighted blankets do not work for all dogs just as ordinary weighted blankets do not work for all human beings.
If your dog won't lie under it, we recommend persisting for at least a week in trying to get them to stay under it.
If they do, they will likely come to love the comfort it gives them. As our customer reviews show, Calming Pets' weighted blankets have worked for many dogs - and they could for your dog too.
Can cats use weighted blankets?
Yes cats can use weighted blankets if they remain under ordinary blankets. Watch out for our cat range coming soon.
What causes the weight in the weighted blanket?
Calming Pets’ weighted blankets are available in weights from 500g to 12kg. The weight is supplied by micro glass beads. These are incredibly fine and - unlike poly pellets - have no sharp edges that could disturb your pet. They are also silent, unlike poly pellets that can whooshing and rustling noises.
What are Calming Pets' weighted blankets made of?
The outside of the weighted blankets is made in your choice of fabric type and colour. We have a wide range of coloured cottons, sensory raised dot minky and smooth minky.
We sew two layers of cotton wadding inside the fabric.
We then sew evenly spaced pockets into the blanket and fill each pocket with an equal weight of micro glass beads.
The cotton wadding helps keep the beads spread evenly through each pocket. This means your dog gets consistent Deep Pressure Touch all over its body. This gives the best calming effect for your pet.
Where do you make your pet weighted blankets?
Calming Pets is powered by Calming Moments. Calming Moments operates from its factory in Mandurah, WA.
As a result, all our weighted blankets are certified Australian-made.
How to wash your Calming Pets' weighted blanket
All Calming Pets' weighted blankets are completely machine-washable on gold, gentle cycle if your machine can take the weight. If not, please take it to a laundromat and wash it there.
Please do not tumble dry or dry clean.
Easily works to calm a dog's anxiety
NO NEED FOR SEDATIVES OR MEDICATION THAT MAKE A DOG FEEL WOOZY.
Plus choose your favourite fabric from our selection of cotton, snuggly raised dot sensory minky, plush smooth minky and practical water-resistant options.
So that the weighted blanket fits your lifestyle and home.
PLUS, every Calming Pets' weighted blanket is machine-washable on cold, gentle cycle.
Calm Dog = Happy Owner
CALM YOUR DOG'S ANXIETY TODAY
No more messing up your home or crying outside. No more panicking when there are loud noises or storms outside. No more quivering with fear in the car.
The result? A happy owner who enjoys spending time with their dog. And knows that they can relax when the dog is in a potentially stressful situation.
What are people saying about Calming Pets' weighted blankets?
“I have a Miniature Schnauzer, Ruby. Along with her age, she suffers severe anxiety. Her blanket is incredible. She actually gets ON her weighted blanket and makes noises until I place the weighted blanket OVER her. She immediately relaxes. This blanket is amazing.”
- Natalie F
“My pooch doesn’t travel very well. She becomes anxious and stressed. Putting the blanket over her helps to calm and reduce the stress. Making the journey more enjoyable for all.”
- Kathy C
“Going on 3.5 hours. Hasn't moved. She's snoring. Very content. She's usually wandering around the house annoying me at this time of night, click clacking on my wood floors cause she can't relax. I think she might be staying put tonight!”
- Mel S
My pooch gets anxious when having to drive in the car.
Placing her under the blanket helps her to stay calm and we all arrive happy.
- Kathleen C
"We have a 3 year old rescue male Rottweiler who we adopted 18 months ago. He came to us with severe anxiety. We tried everything to help him overcome this!!
A friend suggested a weighted blanket. Since we bought it he has been a different doggie!!
He asks for us to put it on him at bedtime. It has worked wonders for storms and any other loud noises like tradies working in the area. We got a 5kg minky and cotton one!
Thank you Calming Pets for helping my furbaby."
- Paula G
"I have an extremely damaged rescue pup who we adopted in 2017. She came to us with severe anxiety due to being beaten, abused and neglected for the first 8 months of her life. We had multiple trainers and behaviourists assess her and resulted in medicating her to try and calm her down.
About 6 months ago I came across weighted blankets and figured it couldn't hurt to try something else to ease her anxiety and this by far was the best thing we have EVER bought for her!
Some nights she would be uncontrollable even with medication, she would be unsettled, nervous and frantic. It could take hours to get her to sleep, settle or just keep still.
Now, she is calm and settles within seconds of the blanket being put over her!! It is now a part of her regular routine and she will alert me when she needs it during the day and waits to be covered in it every night!!!
Hands down worth every single cent! We have had the most success for using this blanket than we had with medicines!
I would highly recommend to anyone struggling with anxious pets."
- Chlo E