If your dog or new puppy likes to chew everything in sight, including its bed, then you are obviously going to have to look into buying a chew resistant dog bed, as not only is it very expensive to keep buying new beds, but also it can be dangerous for your dog to swallow the materials that are used to manufacture dog beds. Just because your dog is a chewer doesn’t mean he or she can’t have have a warm, comfortable bed of its own, but keep in mind that anti-chew dog beds are probably never completely indestructible as some dogs will find a way of chewing through almost anything.
Aluminium framed beds are probably one of the most chew resistant dog beds that you will find, so are definitely worth considering and are very easy to look after and keep clean and hygienic as you can just wash them down and allow them to dry outside. These versatile chew resistant beds come in medium, large and extra large and are easy to move around. They are generally on legs so raised off the floor or ground and the frame is generally constructed with steel, aluminium, or strong PVC. The fabrics, that the dog will actually lie on, are usually and should be, of a luggage grade, for example cordura nylon, canvas, or vinyl, all of which are exceptionally tough and durable, even for very large dogs. A feature of this type of bed is that the fabric is actually attached to the frame and therefore leaving no loose fabric for the dog to chew or choke on. So when you are buying quality chew proof or chew resistant dog beds the features you can expect are that they are safe, can be used indoor or outdoor, are comfortable, non-corrosive, very durable, waterproof, resistant to staining and mildew and finally, lightweight and easy to put up or take down.
Don’t forget to make quite certain that you thoroughly measure your dog before purchasing a new bed for him or her, to make perfectly sure you don’t buy something too small and hopefully, you will avoid going to the same trouble and expense again in the near future.
Giving your dog a selection of toys can keep him or her occupied and Skineeez stuffing-free dog toys are a great idea and in most cases, your dog won’t be able to completely demolish the toy because they are quite robust. The fact that there is no stuffing inside is a brilliant idea as you won’t end up with stuffing all over the floor either. They are very popular, quite inexpensive and come in all sort of designs, for example, a fox, a hen, a raccoon, a rabbit and many more. Your dog will just love the fact that these toys are squeaky too!
Another possible solution is to buy an anti-chew spray and there is one called Bitter Apple which is a non-toxic, safe and effective chew deterrent. Its bitter taste will discourage your dog from licking, gnawing, and chewing on any surfaces where the spray is applied. Bitter Apple comes in a 16 oz pump spray and one application is usually sufficient to solve the chewing problem. Repeat if necessary and it can be used with any animal, not just dogs, but with cats, rabbits and ferrets etc too.
So to sum up, if your dog is a chewer, then choose a good quality chew resistant dog bed, have plenty of toys available for your dog to play with and have an anti-chew spray to hand just in case the chewing still persists on items which you clearly do not want chewed. With all these solutions in place you should win the battle against your dog chewing and hopefully he or she will leave their bed alone and also your precious new shoes!
Pippa Brown is an Affiliate Marketer based in Kent, in the UK. Her website focuses on memory foam dog beds but also features other products as well: calendars for dog lovers, pet insurance, pet medications, natural dog foods, natural flea remedies and dog training solutions. For advice about keeping your dog healthy and comfortable, visit http://memory-foam-dog-beds.org