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What is the best couch cover for dogs, cats and other pets?

dog on couch with a cover

This might come as a surprise, but the best couch cover for pets, whether you have a dog, cat or any other animal living in your house depends totally on you.

That might sound strange, but think about it for a minute. It all depends on what you are willing to spend and what is the norm for your household.

Some people don't allow any dogs or pets on their couches, period. Other people want their animals to be sitting with them while they are watching television.

Your budget, preferences and the type of animal will most likely determine what is the best slipcover for your situation.

That being said, here are a few options for you to consider for protecting your couch from pets:

#1 - Couch covers designed specifically for pets

There are covers that are made specifically for pet owners of every kind. The idea with these covers is to be able to protect vital areas of a couch from scratches, pet hairs, dirt to prolong the lifetime of the couch. You can see an example of such a cover below.

Currently, we do not sell these types of covers, but might do so in the future depending on the demand. These products tend to only be functional in nature and not look that great from a design perspective. However, they get the job done of protecting your couch from pets and are relatively affordable.

#2 - Use general covers, similar to what we sell

The second option is to use covers, similar to the ones we sell for protecting your couch from dogs, cats and other pets. The benefit of this is that your couch will look great and you still get to protect it from pets. You also get the option of choosing from many designs unlike the first option which don't offer much variation.

The issue with going with this option is that it will undoubtedly cost more than option one and these covers might not fair great with pet hair (depending on the animal you have and the cover you choose).

Just like the covers made specifically for protecting a couch from animals, our cover are easy to clean and fit. 

Here's an example:

If you don't mind paying a little extra for a quality slip cover that covers your whole couch and looks great at the same time, see our product catalog here.

How to handle pet hair on a couch

As a dog owner, I can tell you that my dogs love laying on the couch in my room. However, they do shed some hair on the couch. For that reason, I've covered it up with a cover to protect the couch and make cleaning easier.

Pet hair is generally the main issue pet owners want protect their couches from. The best way to do so is to use a cover of some kind and to clean as well as vacuum it regularly.


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