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    Default Non-edible bedding?

    We have a golden retriever and a border collie. Both are 2 years old so still quite 'puppy-ish'. This winter we have gone through about $500 of worth of dog bedding, blankets, etc teeing to keep them warm at night, but they have eaten (well, shredded up) everything we have given them! Even the very expensive 'non-tear' gortex pillows we got from the pet shop. They have a kennel which they can snuggle up in together, but it just doesn't seem warm enough, and we have at least another month of cold nights where we live. They're very active at night, so we can't keep them in at night.

    Can anyone suggest anything / reccomended any products that we can buy?

    PS. They get a lot of exercise and we have a very large yard, they have lots of toys and stimulation too - they just love to play tug of war with their bedding!!

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    Our old dog used to eat/tear up everything. We ended up using one of those beds that has a metal frame and shade cloth hammock (although her bed was undercover - not sure if one would fit in a kennel).

    For warmth, she wore a jacket. She didn't try to pull this off and in fact seem to love it - our other dog didn't try to get it off her but he wasn't a chewer. Do you think your dogs may try to pull them off each other?

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    Or maybe just buy a heap of second hand towels/blankets and just keep replacing them - they might grow out of it?

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    Hehe, we got them a pair of those hammock beds last year (very expensive ones!) And they didn't even last 24 hours

    Our golden retriever is a bit of a terror (he's always the instigator) and has pulled/eaten 6 collars off our border collie, so I think he'd try to pull a jacket of her.

    2nd hand blankets and towels might be an idea! Thanks

    I REALLY hope they've grown out of it by next winter!

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    Jeepers...they do like to chew - Those hammocks don't look too chewable!

    I think go with second hand stuff - that way you can just throw it out once it's destroyed and not have to think about how much $$ you are putting in the bin.

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    I just gave up with my dogs in the end. And honestly they are happy enough in their bare kennel cuddling up together.

    I've checked a number of times as I feel bad! But I've never seen them shivering or upset about the cold. They are staffy and ridgeback x so not long haired either.

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    We just gave our staffies old mink blankets and things like that. Maybe get them from salvos or vinnies at least then your money is also going to help others. In the end they loved their mink blankie that it still exists after 2 years, an old exercise trampoline for a bed and now have the garage at night as well.

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    I was just concerned this morning as our collie was shaking when she came inside, so I thought she must have been cold. It turns out she's actually sick. Within a couple of hours she could barely move so DH has rushed her to the vet I'm so upset I couldn't go with her, but DS had just gone to sleep. Just sitting here trying not to cry and feeling worried about my fur baby :'(



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    We go with op shop blankets and towels. We tried all those 'indestructible' beds with no luck, he eventually chews through.
    If he doesn't chew them he drags them ouy into the rain and they get soaked so we try to have heaps so we can keep replacing them.
    Naughty little buggers aren't they?!

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    I hope everything is ok!

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