Copper has been used throughout centuries for its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and even beauty properties, so why not incorporate it in a blanket.
By Dog Blogger, Laura Pakis, CPT
One of the many facets of Spike’s Dog Blog by Acme Canine is testing dog-related products. Dogs are our passion!! And we want you to have the best relationship with your dog as you can, including products related to dogs. So when the British-based company, Copper Clothing, contacted us, we decided to see how well their pet products would stand up.
How Copper Works
“Copper Clothing is pioneering the research and development behind copper-infused technology to revolutionize the way we tackle antibiotic resistance and prevent future pandemics. [Their] goal is to reduce the spread of infectious diseases through commercializing a range of safe to use, high quality, durable, non-drug, non-invasive, and affordable anti-microbial solutions,” explains Research & Development Director & Co-founder Rory Donnelly.
The process by which Copper ions can naturally destroy pathogenic microbes is known as the Oligodynamic Effect. This causes bacteria and fungi to be destroyed, eliminating foul smells and bad odor.
Also, the copper ions destroy the DNA and RNA inside the cell, preventing it from replicating, making it nature’s tool to protect and prevent the spread of infections.
What we learned
When Copper Clothing asked us to test their pet blanket, we knew little about copper’s properties. And we have to say it is a bit difficult to determine if the blanket provides anti-inflammatory relief or rejuvenating skin.
We can tell you that the blanket is made of high-quality fabric and is very soft. It is holding up to Autumn’s nest-building, which she repeats several times during the night. And Autumn likes the blanket as well.
Although it’s only been a few weeks, we haven’t noticed a doggie odor on it. Since we wanted to test how easily it could be laundered, we did wash it in the washing machine. We saw no issues with washing, and it dried well in the dryer without shedding any lint.
If you’re looking for a heavy-duty dog blanket, you should consider Copper Clothing’s pet blanket. At $40.33, you won’t be getting a bargain, but you may have the benefit of the Oligodynamic Effect.