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Sue.k
31st March 2008, 06:33 PM
Lucy has been eating her bed lately, I have caught her chewing the corners of it alot but over the last couple of weeks I have been greeted with the stuffing of the bed all over the place! I bought a new bed only 2 weeks ago and she has done the same with this one! Its terrible, I am worried about her health, I am sure this can do damage to her insides. I know this is gross but I can always tell which poo is hers in the back garden as it is full of material and thread! She actually ate a square of material which was about 8"x3", I know this because I had to patch up the bed, I used a pair of old jeans thinking that she couldnt get through it but this morning she has chewed them already. Has anyone experienced this? Help would be so appreciated as I just dont know what to do about it :(

Karlin
31st March 2008, 06:36 PM
I'd get rid of the fabric liners and beds completely -- this is way too risky for her. Go for something that is heavy canvas as a bed. I have a Fatboy that I bought from Dog Training Ireland and they are pretty rugged. Or cut a piece of vetbed; this is very hard to chew. It is expensive but rugged.

Sue.k
31st March 2008, 06:43 PM
Thanks for that Karlin, I dont even know what vet bed is, is it just like a blanket, will it be comfortable enough for her?

Cathryn
31st March 2008, 07:07 PM
http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=23830&highlight=Vetbed

Have a look at this thread, you will find a link to a very good dealer i use in there!!

Justine
31st March 2008, 08:25 PM
we were thinking of the vets bed for the kennels.

shippers
31st March 2008, 09:42 PM
Our profleece bed just arrived for Sally and it's all cut to size and fitted in her plastic bed. We bought this on Cathryn's recommendation and it's good quality stuff and a good price too. The fluff does come off at first but after a wash it's better. It's advertised as chew resistant too and ideal for puppies but Sally isn't a chewer so we haven't tested that out.

Cathryn
31st March 2008, 10:08 PM
We bought this on Cathryn's recommendation and it's good quality stuff and a good price too.

:yikes :xfngr:icon_whistling Did I really recommend this?? :rotfl: I stand by the product I use, I have NOT had to replace any of this bedding in at LEAST 4-5 Years! Puppies have chewed it (2 Generations in fact!) with no damage, "Obviously" 2 generations have been born onto it, YES, granted the fibres clump together over time but a quick brush through and it's fine again!!

I think the term here is "Road tested to (non) destruction!!" :rotfl:

Mom of Jato
1st April 2008, 05:34 PM
Does anyone know if you can buy this in the USA? Sound like a great product- my puppy is chewing his bedding too, so now I just keep a towel in his crate. Doesn't seem very comfy to me though.:(

Sue.k
1st April 2008, 06:13 PM
Thanks a million Cathryn, going to have a look at that website now :)

BevR
1st April 2008, 07:30 PM
Vetbed is all I use for my gang - don't think there's anything that can match it. The best part is it dries so quickly too! As Cathryn said it clumps a bit but I can live with clumps ;)

Sue.k
2nd April 2008, 04:12 PM
I had a look at the vet bed, it looks very flat, will it be comfortable enough??

karenc
2nd April 2008, 04:39 PM
Vetbed is all I use for my gang - don't think there's anything that can match it. The best part is it dries so quickly too! As Cathryn said it clumps a bit but I can live with clumps ;)
Try using a slicker brush on it, brings it up great.;)

BevR
3rd April 2008, 12:11 AM
I had a look at the vet bed, it looks very flat, will it be comfortable enough??

Yes it will. It's recommended for elderly and infirm dogs. Mine all love it

karenc
3rd April 2008, 10:29 AM
I gave my gang the ultimate in comfort ( so I thought) a single quilt in a lovely cover, lovely and snuggly. I came home from work and the I thougth it had been snowing. You dont know how much wading there is in one of those till you see it out !!!!:rolleyes: they have vet bed now and they cant do anything with that.:)

Sue.k
3rd April 2008, 12:56 PM
Thanks everyone for your help, I ordered the vetbed yesterday so I will let you all know how it goes :)