Dog beds are a great space for your dog to spend their time in. They are far more comfortable than the floor and they also help you keep your own couch and bed clean and free of dog-hair. Furry dogs can be a nuisance when they shed all over the place. And of course you love your pooch too much to leash it up somewhere.
Then what is the next best thing that you can do to avoid all the trouble? Well the answer to all your dog chewing problems end with chew proof products that are available in plenty in the market nowadays. Chew proof and chew resistant dog products are a great way to save your precious furniture and also your doggy stuff. There are chew proof dog beds, dog clothes, dog harnesses. You name it and they have got a chew proof alternative to almost everything nowadays.
Now when you have finally decided to invest in a costlier chew proof or chew resistant cot (after your dog has successfully pulverized the plastic one you had), it is about time you did some homework and got to know the real difference between a product that is labeled chew-proof versus one that’s labeled chew-resistant.
One question that many customers ask when they come to buy dog products is whether there is ANY difference at all between the two types. Sometimes brands just create hype around different categories just to lure the unsuspecting customer into buying a more expensive product with no extra benefits. Let us take a look at the two categories of dog products to give you a better idea:
- Chew Resistant: This type of dog beds and other products are made of a material that is not absolutely indestructible by your dog. These can undergo a major amount of wear and tear but that takes a good period of time to happen. So your dog will not only have the satisfaction of having got its teeth into that bed but will also spend much more time with one piece of furniture or product (that saves a hell lot of other expensive items at your house we are sure!) Chew resistant products act as training aids as well. However, the tag of ‘chew resistant’ can be pretty misleading for dog owners. Sometimes labeling a product as chew resistant instead of chew proof is a good way for brands to introduce cheap quality stuff at higher MRP. Check for the warranty tag before you buy.
- Chew Proof: This is obviously the sturdier and more durable of the two types and wins the battle with your dog’s teeth most of the times. Good quality chew-proof products and dog beds are better suited for voracious chewer dogs. These are generally made of highly tensile poly-vinyl material or a Kevlar-type material that is almost impossible for the average dog to chew into. The tag of ‘chew proof’ is no guarantee though that your dog will never be able to chew through this. It might take years though and your dog will probably get over its habit by then.