Why You Need A Chew Resistant Dog Bed

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Claudia Bensimoun author of why you need a chew resistant dog bed

We all want our dogs to be comfortable and happy! Dogs are part of our family and need to have their own dog chew resistant, comfortable dog beds. By giving your dog his own space with a supportive, high-quality dog bed allows for him to have alone time in comfort.

Choosing the right dog bed for your dog may seem daunting because there are so many to choose from today. Understanding how size, age, and health needs come into play when choosing a dog bed for your furry best friend is important.

Rather than opting for a low-quality dog bed, a better option is a high-quality  chew resistant dog bed that cannot be destroyed. No matter how big or small your puppy is, you’ve probably had to deal with destructive chewing during puppyhood, and possibly during adulthood from anxiety or boredom.


What makes a good dog bed?

Depending on the breed, some chew resistant dog beds do better with some breeds, more so than others. So it’s up to you to find the best chew resistant dog beds. Dog beds come in all shapes and sizes and are made from different materials, some of which are more durable and supportive than others. Memory foam beds offer plenty of support and comfort and are generally available in numerous sizes for all dog breeds.

The best dog chew resistant dog bed will feature gel-infused memory foam for a good night’s rest. Chew resistant dog bed brands today will provide an extensive range of pet dog bed styles, sizes, and designs with cooling gel and memory foam to provide adequate support for the numerous health conditions in dogs.  Gel-infused memory foam helps with the following conditions:

  • Achy joints
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Muscle disorders
  • Muscle or tendon trauma
  • Joint disorders
  • Bone disorders
  • Bone fractures

Choosing the correct size dog bed

When looking for the right sized dog bed, you’ll need to measure your dog when they’re lying down so as to get the right measurements. That means limbs, head, ears, and other body parts, including his tail, need to remain comfortably inside the dog bed. If the bed is too small, it won’t be a good fit, and your dog will not be comfortable.


Here’s the take on dog bed sizing

It’s extremely important to choose the correct dog bed size for your dog. There are many dog bed sizes to suit all dog breeds. When choosing a chew resistant dog bed for your dog, you’ll need to understand what your dog’s needs are. Here are some tips on how to shop for a dog bed:

  • Dog bed sizes start with x-small and may measure up to XX-large (48” L) for those super large and giant-sized dog breeds.
  • Look at how much you want to spend.
  • Consider the quality of the dog bed and your dog’s needs.
  • Measure your dog’s height correctly to calculate the correct dog bed size for your own dog.
  • Large dog breeds that are heavier will need more support with extra-cushioning
  • Dog breeds like the Greyhound,  Great Dane, or Whippet or dogs that have just had surgery will also need extra cushioning for extra musculoskeletal support.
  • Senior dogs will also need extra cushioning, and an orthopedic dog bed sofa for extra support, since they will spend more time sleeping, and may also have more joint and hip issues.

Post-surgery

A brown and white dog with a clear cone on his head. The dog is sleeping

After surgery or during an illness, your dog will spend plenty of time lying down and sleeping, while recovering. In addition, dog parents need to recognize that not any dog bed will provide the right amount of comfort and support, while dogs are undergoing  treatment. You’ll need to consider dog beds that offer the best support and comfort possible for your furry best friend. Watch how your dog sleeps, and understand his sleep habits.


Puppyhood Support for Chewing

Chew resistant dog beds should be made from tough ballistic nylon and sewn with Kevlar thread for superior durability. Dogs bed covers should also be machine washable, made in the USA, and manufactured to provide all dogs with uttermost comfort and support. They should also withstand a dog’s chewing and digging.

When purchasing a chew resistant dog bed for large dog breeds, you’ll need to take into account that a high-quality dog bed needs to fully support a dog’s weight, be large enough for your dog to sleep comfortably in, and also withstand destructive chewing or digging, as well as general wear and tear.


Why do dogs chew beds?

Unfortunately, dogs sometimes chew up dog beds with  destructive chewing or digging. In many cases, this will happen during puppyhood. Dogs that are bored, anxious, depressed, or that may have behavioral issues may also take to destroying a dog bed. Dogs that are neglectedmay also turn to destructive behaviors.

Understanding the nature of behavior problems is important so that a training or treatment program can be developed specifically for your dog. There are also numerous health problems associated with behavioral problems. If your dog is having behavioral issues, consult with your veterinarian to get help and support.


Top features of a good dog bed

With no dog bed being 100% indestructible since regular wear and tear will wear out a dog bed, it’s best to consider opting for a high-quality dog bed made from high-quality materials. This may cost more, but is worth it in the long run, saving you time deciding which dog bed to purchase online, when looking for the best chew resistant dog bed for your furry best friend. That said, here’s what to look out for when choosing a high-quality dog bed for Fido:

  • Gel-infusedmemory foam orthopedic dog bed for dog breeds of all sizes and ages.
  • Waterproof
  • Machine washable
  • Stylish, functional, and durable
  • Look for reviews and product ratings
  • Offers optimal comfort for dogs with joint issues or with musculoskeletal issues
  • A high-quality item that warrants its price and will last a few years in your home
  • Velcro enclosures
  • Maximum seam strength
  • Gel-infused memory foam to keep dogs cool during the hot summer months
  • Durability for destructive chewers and diggers
  • Reputable dog brand with good reviews
  • Good reviews

Three Best Chew-Resistant Dog Beds

 Tough Buddy Titan Memory Foam Dog Bed $149.99

The pinnacle of strength, the Tough Buddy Titan Deluxe features 1680 denier rated Ballistic Nylon and True Cool Memory foam. It is sewn with the same Kevlar thread used to make bulletproof vests and is machine washable. 

These gel-infused memory foam dog beds are designed to keep your dog cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Made in the USA by master craftsmen, this bed is built to provide the best comfort and support while standing up to digging and chewing.

Pros

  • Made of ballistic nylon for maximum strength
  • Sewn with Kevlar thread
  • Gel-infused to regulate dog temperature
  • Sized to fit in the bed of a vehicle
  • Available in 2 colors
  • Features 3 sizes including XL
  • Ballistic nylon & true cool memory foam
  • Machine washable
  • Good reviews
  • A high-quality item that warrants its price
  • Helps to provide support and relief to dogs with hip and elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, osteochondritis, torn ligaments, and other joint issues.
  • Tough and chew proof
  • Non-slip bottom for strong floor grip and no-skid support

Titan Slumber Pad Crate Bed $31.99

Made in the USA by master craftsmen, this bed is over-engineered and built as tough as they come. The new Titan Slumber Pad also features Titan Tough™ ballistic nylon and is sewn with Kevlar™ thread. 

The Never Slip™ bottom always ensures your pet has good footing and can easily enter and exit the pad. This whole bed can be placed into the wash. This bed also comes with a one-time Titan Tough™ Replacement Guarantee! Nothing is truly chew-proof, but if your dog destroys this pad, we will replace it.

Pros

  • Soft lining for a crate
  • Ballistic nylon
  • Kevlar thread
  • Excellent for a chewing puppy
  • Available in 3 colorways
  • Features 5 sizes including XL
  • Made in the US
  • Titan Tough™ ballistic nylon and is sewn with Kevlar™ thread
  • This bed also comes with a one-time Titan Tough™ Replacement Guarantee
  • Good reviews
  • A high-quality item that warrants its price
  • Helps to provide support and relief to dogs with hip and elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, osteochondritis, torn ligaments, and other joint issues.
  • Tough and chew proof
  • Non-slip bottom for strong floor grip and no-skid support

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Titan Defender Ballistic Bolster Bed $149.99

The Titan Defender dog bed combines our award-winning technology and craftsmanship to ensure that this is the strongest couch bed ever created. The pinnacle of strength, the Tough Titan Defender features 1680 denier rated Titan Ballistic Nylon™, which is some of the most chew-resistant material available today. It is sewn with the same Kevlar thread used to make bulletproof vests that provide 5x more seam strength than other dog beds. Easy to care for and is machine washable.

The Titan Defender™ dog bed also now features Adaptalift support systems, an overstuffed bolster pillow made of high-quality American cloud fluff. 

Pros

  • Raised cushions for the dog that sleeps nuzzled up
  • Same strong materials
  • Available in 2 colorways
  • Features 3 sizes including XL
  • ToughTitan Defender features 1680 denier rated Titan Ballistic Nylon™
  • Sewn with Kevlar thread
  • Features Adaptaloft support systems
  • Sold together with an overstuffed bolster pillow made of high-quality American cloud fluff
  • Machine washable
  • Good reviews
  • A high-quality item that warrants its price
  • Helps to provide support and relief to dogs with hip and elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, osteochondritis, torn ligaments, and other joint issues.
  • Tough and chew proof
  • Padded rim for neck and head support
  • Non-slip bottom for strong floor grip and no-skid support
  • Hidden dual zipper
  • Water-resistant

 A dog bed should offer optimal musculoskeletal support and comfort. Adult dogs also benefit from high-quality  chew resistant dog beds, as well as dogs going through puppyhood, since memory foam contours a dog’s body, offering ultimate support and comfort.


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Dogs suffering from separation anxiety, boredom, depression, and loneliness may be prone to destructive chewing and digging at home. Keeping your furry best friendmentally stimulated, well-exercised, and working together with your veterinarian is key to diagnosing behavior problems.

That said, choosing a high-quality chew resistant dog bed sofa will help to ensure your dog’s comfort level, and will also save you time in the long run. You won’t need to keep on replacing dog beds for your furry best friend.


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Meet The Author 

Claudia Bensimoun

Claudia Bensimoun is a freelance journalist and author, and specializes in veterinary content, and eBooks. She's a long-time feature writer for Animal Wellness magazine, Fido Friendly magazine, and the United States Dog Agility Association. In addition, Bensimoun has written for numerous pet websites, magazines, newspapers and online publications. Her interests include wildlife conservation, animal welfare, disaster/ humanitarian relief, veterinary research, and veganism.