While every feline can be different, some of the best cat blankets will simulate the feel of their mother’s fur. Fleece and microfiber can often help felines recreate the feeling of cuddling with their mothers. Shag material can also feel like fur to your kitty, and all these materials are plush enough that popping their claws and pawing at the soft cloth may be entertaining for your cat. Fleece blankets and shag and microfiber material can simulate fur and provide a significant amount of warmth to your kitty on cold nights. Heavier blankets for cats made of poly-fiber can also help retain heat, and they can also be easier to shake or pick cat hair from when you don’t have time to wash blankets frequently.
While it may seem like an excellent natural material for a cat blanket, wool is not generally recommended material for your cat to cuddle. Many felines can experience contact allergies from wool, so sticking with fleece, faux or vegan fur, shag, microfiber or poly-fiber is usually recommended.