Puppy Love: Fur-Resistant Fabrics For When You Doze With Your Dog

In a recent survey, it was found that up to 65% of pet owners allow their animals to sleep in their bed with them. While having your pet close by as you sleep may bring a sense of security, it's not so great for your bedding. Most of these pet owners are constantly trying to find a way to get all the fur off of their comforters. It's a never-ending battle, but apparently it's worth it. If you know your pet will be joining you in bed, it's a good idea to take this into consideration when buying a comforter. While there is no fabric that will repel fur completely, there are a few options for your bedding that might be better for you. 

High Thread Count 

You will want to make sure that the comforter you buy has a higher thread count. While these types of blankets cost a little bit more, fur will not catch as easily on them. This is because the fabric is woven more tightly together so fur will not stick to the comforter as easily. Microfiber is a great option for you. It's fairly inexpensive and usually has a high thread count. Plus, microfiber is colorfast, which is good because with a pet sleeping in your bed, you will want to wash your bedding at least once a week. Microfiber is also stain resistant. Handy for when your best friend with four legs jumps onto your bed after a romp outside in the mud.  

Smooth Fabrics 

Silk is another good option for bedding because the fur will just slide right off of it. Silk is also fairly inexpensive and durable. You will be able to wash it more often without it showing wear and tear. Silk bedding is awesome for the summer months when, even though it's really warm out, your dog still wants to spoon with you. The only downside to silk is that it is not very stain resistant so you'll need to make sure your pets have clean paws before they jump on the bed.  

Smooth linen fabrics will also do a good job of repelling the fur, especially if they have a high thread count. While linen can be more on the pricey side, it will be slick enough to keep the fur from catching on the bed. When you pick up the comforter and shake it, more of the fur will come off than if your bedding was made of velvet. 

If That Doesn't Work...

A perhaps less-appealing but more-practical option for you pet lovers is to leave a blanket at the foot of your bed for your pet to curl up on. You will have to teach your pet that they are only allowed to sleep on this blanket. This will keep the fur from getting all over your comforter and you won't have to wash it as much. Finally, if you are really tired of constantly removing fur from your bedding, just get a comforter that is the same color as your cat. No one will ever know.