Dog hair repelling comforters exist and will make pup cuddles much less fuzzy

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Guests attend the closing party of London Dog Week on March 31, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Guests attend the closing party of London Dog Week on March 31, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images) /

When you have a dog, you likely have to deal with an excess of dog hair. And that includes finding fur everywhere from the floor to the bed, because we all know dogs would rather be in our beds than their own.

As dog owners, we often find dog hair everywhere we look. But the last place we really want to find it is in our bed (even though we often do). And luckily for us, there are actually comforters out there that will repel your dog’s hair, making for less fuzz everywhere, which definitely makes cuddling less messy.

The most important part of keeping dog hair off of one’s bedding comes in the form of the fabrics used. If the comforter (or any of the blankets) on the bed are made with surfaces that are considered slick or have tight fibers, then the hair will actually be repelled, which means less fur nestling in the weave of the bedding.

On my own bed, I have a set of satin sheets, as well as a satin comforter, and I have found that there is rarely any lingering dog hair after my own pup gets off the bed. And as Bustle pointed out, satin isn’t the only material that repels the fuzz our pups like to leave behind. Among the other comforter options that will help keep the fur to a minimum, are silk, cotton with a high thread count, and even microfiber polyester that is woven tight.

These options will keep the excess dog hair in the bed to a minimum, versus materials like cotton with low thread counts (I know this from personal experience as well), knit fabrics, and jersey materials. And while silks and satin are typically a bit more expensive, depending on your budget, they can definitely be worth it.

Depending on how much time you allow your pup to spend on the bed, make sure that whatever comforter or bedding you choose is also machine washable, as things happen. While I snagged my comforter and sheet set from Target online, you can also find excellent options on Amazon, such as budget friendly down alternative comforters and high-end silk comforters.

As a dog owner, one of the best decisions I made was to switch to bedding that doesn’t really collect the dog hair. At the same time, it is always nice to know that there are a number of options out there that will minimize the fur left behind. Remember that quality is important, but there are always alternatives to the expensive comforters if you know what to look for.

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What do you think of these alternative bedding options that will keep the dog hair to a minimum? Do you let your pup jump in bed with you? How do you keep the shedding down? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.