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If you are a cat owner then you are surrounded by lots of cat hair at home: it’s all over your furniture, your clothes, your carpet… This is true all year round but can especially cause problems during the cat shedding season.
Even short-haired cats can cause you a headache and if you have a long-haired cat then, as a cat owner myself, I can understand your struggle and I don’t judge that you may have given the hair battle up.
As far as I am concerned, as a great animal lover, I truly don’t notice pet hair much – unless it is in copious amounts (in spring and fall usually). But unfortunately, people around me always comment on the cat hair on my clothes.
To help you a bit in reducing the amount of cat hair in your home, I would suggest that you carefully choose your home products and always consider the fact that you have a cat (one or more) at home.
So the best thing to do before you buy something for your home is to make sure it is cat hair proof. This may require more time spent researching for the right product but in the long run, I think it is a very wise idea. It will lower the amount of cat hair in your home and reduce the time spent cleaning the same.
For example, choosing a cat hair-resistant blanket, something that we use on a daily basis, can help you a lot when dealing with cat hair on your bed or couch.
I love blankets so much, and I find myself always buying new ones, and I also love researching things about them, so I’ve decided to put together a post on how to choose a blanket that will be cat hair proof- as much as possible. I really enjoyed this research and I hope it will help you with some useful insights.
As a guideline, you should get a blanket in a color that matches your home decor AND your cat’s fur. That way the cat hair won’t be as annoying as it won’t be visible that much on the blanket.
Microfiber Blankets That Repel Cat Hair
This is one awesome blanket for cat owners. The main thing that makes it so perfect is that it does not snag (surprisingly as it looks fragile), does not show and does hold cat hair and the colors blend in with everything.
Even more interesting is that the grey color will even hide dirt from your cat.
Although it’s knitted, cats will not snag it with their nails – the constant issue with cats. The knit is so tight that it prevents cats from snagging it (dogs are included here too).
People have even been using this blanket as an upholstery protector against dogs – which should tell you plenty about the quality and durability of this blanket.
- first and foremost it doesn’t collect cat hair
- super soft and comfortable
- keeps you warm
- the material is very breathable which makes it perfect for hot sleepers
- a lightweight blanket for chilly summer nights that will warm you but you won’t feel its weight
- most suitable for summer
- feels like a nice, soft sweatshirt
- washes and dries without issues (no shrinking, no pilling, or losing shape)
- a perfect snuggle blanket and a perfect nap time blanket
- great as a gift, especially for people with pets
This exceptionally well-made blanket is the perfect solution for cat owners who are looking for a blanket that doesn’t collect and show cat hair.
Faux fur Cat Hair Friendly Throw Blanket
You know the saying: if you can’t beat them join them? Well, this tactic can be used when fighting cat hair: by choosing faux fur blanket you are camouflaging your cat’s fur in the blanket. It truly won’t make a difference if you choose a blanket color that resembles your cat’s fur.
For example, take a look at this gorgeous oversized throw blanket:
I’m sure all pet lovers will absolutely enjoy this warm and fuzzy blanket. I mean being wrapped in soft fur – faux! – something acceptable for us animal lovers, will feel like on a cloud in heaven, especially for cat owners. And the best thing is that cat hair will simply blend into the blanket 🙂 and become unnoticeable, reducing the cleaning effort and making your life easier.
Besides you loving this blanket, it will be cat-approved 100%! All cats love soft and warm things and this blanket is exactly that.
If you want more cuddles from your cat then you should definitely try this blanket, I’m sure your cat will double them, or at the very least sleep more in your lap.
I really have to include this review from a multiple pet owner to show you the true quality of this blanket.
And you can match your cat’s color to the various colors of the blanket – which is always a great idea to do for people with cats.
Besides the amazing coziness it gives, this blanket looks amazing so you can use it both for decor or comfort.
So here is in short the benefits you’ll get:
- extreme softness and warmth and I have to add that the blanket heats fast but is not too warm
- it has the perfect weight to it, a bit of weight to make you feel safe and sound and improve your naps or sleeps
- washable and it does not shed, very durable and keeps its quality after many washes and holds scent for a long time
- double fur on both sides so that feels so soft everywhere you touch it
- Super soft, fluffy, silky, thick and plush
- Extra-long so you can wrap the whole you in it – just the way I love it
- Cat hair resistant blanket: no cat hair will be visible to spoil your joy or make you clean it heavily, basically, it is wash it and enjoy it
- Looks absolutely gorgeous, with great design in all colors
- Perfect as a gift too (everybody loves a good blanket and it is a very universal, practical and beautiful gift)
Warning: you may have to fight for it with your cat! 🙂
Sherpa Cat Hair Proof Blanket
I have so many sherpa blankets at home – and I just keep buying them! They are simply irresistible to me, and my cat I must say. We both have the same favorite sherpa blanket, although I don’t know if it is my cat’s favorite because it is my favorite 🙂
I use my sherpa blankets everywhere: to cover my rocking chair, I sleep with my favorite one and I am wrapped in it a lot – even in summer for those semi-cold mornings, I have one in my car, two of them in my weekend house… I just love them and find them so beautiful and practical.
Sherpa blankets are quite popular for a number of reasons: they are soft, warm, and with a fuzzy texture that makes it feel like you are wearing a teddy bear. The thing that makes sherpa great for cat owners is that sherpa is also great at repelling pet hair. This is because the fuzz on the fabric helps to keep the hair from sticking to it. This means that your sherpa blanket won’t be covered in cat hair when coming into contact with your furry friend during the day.
In my experience, I have not had any issues with cat hair sticking to my sherpa blanket and this is true for both sides of the blanket. So I can safely say that I recommend a sherpa blanket for cat owners that want a blanket that does not retain cat hair.
I must add that a sherpa blanket is really easy for maintenance, easy to wash and dry, which is something people with pets must do often, so even on this side a sherpa blanket is perfect.
Pet Hair Resistant Blanket for Humans (On a Budget)
So I’ve already talked about the benefits of faux fur and sherpa for blending and not attracting cat hair, so there is one combination of these materials that I would like to mention here. As you can see from the above picture there is a blanket that is a mix of faux fur on one side and sherpa on the other side. For a blankets lover and cat owner, this is a dream combination.
The sherpa will not attract cat hair and the faux fur will blend in whatever cat hair stays on the blanket.
Both sides are dreamy to a touch and you can switch them according to your mood. You get the best of both materials AND they are perfect for a home with cats.
- The faux fur is super soft, and the faux sherpa wool is very warm
- Lightweight, comfy and cozy
- Perfect for cool weather
- Easy to wash – cat owners we know this matters!
- Comes in many colors (I personally love this neutral light grey color, it matches almost any home style)
- It’s a blanket for your cat too 🙂
- It’s priced well for those on a budget, I may add here that some people had problems with too much shedding but some did not, for the price, I think it is well worth getting this blanket
People, it is SO hard to make a reasonable collection of all the gorgeous blankets that are out there, without repeating myself of the type of the blanket that will not attract cat hair but I simply had to include this one:
Luxurious Fauxfur Pet-friendly Throw Blanket
How royal looking is this blanket? And all of that without animal cruelty involved. What a total beauty!
I can just imagine that when I’m not feeling good, wrapping myself in this blanket will be so helpful for lifting up my spirit. This blanket sends you the message: you are precious and you deserve good things in life (you can tell I’m feeling inspired just by looking at this amazing blanket).
I was looking for something in one home store and I came across this blanket by accident – it was in blue color. I must tell you this blanket is something that you can’t easily forget once you see it and touch it. I have so many blankets but its image burnt into my mind and I am thinking of going back and buying it, even though I don’t need it and it’s a bit pricey. It is absolutely amazing.
You, your cat and this blanket – life can be so comfortable and enjoyable!
As this blanket already looks like fur it really won’t make much difference if your cat hair stays on it – it can maybe only make it warmer lol.
The microfiber material of this blanket is a very durable material and it requires low maintenance: these synthetics are really easy to clean. Cat hair is removable with a lint brush and machine washing is not always necessary.
Besides these gorgeous blankets you may be interested in waterproof blankets – with a cat this is always a wise idea: