Shortly after Mom and Dad brought me home they had purchased me a dog bed to go into my crate. I have a very large crate, and so Mom and Dad wanted to make sure that the bed would be big enough to cover most of the floor on the crate.
Also, since I am still somewhat a puppy the didn’t want me to destroy my dog bed in no time flat. Mom did some looking around and came across the Kong Dog Bed.
The description of the item is as follows:
* Chew Resistant
* Easy to clean
Chew resistant you say?! We’ll choose this one! Or so Mom and Dad thought.
One day while Mom was at work and Dad left to go have lunch with a friend of his, I went into my crate. Dad left the radio on for me as usual and headed out to lunch.
However when Dad got home I had happily ripped the bed apart and there was stuffing everywhere. Dad was not happy, but he didn’t yell at me. He just mumbled something like, “So much for being chew resistant” under his breath. But when Dad started picking up the pieces of the bed he realized that there were cedar chips in the bed.
Dad really wasn’t a happy camper after he saw that. Both Mom and Dad have had problems with cedar chips and their animals in the past. It has caused respiratory problems. They say that if they had known the bed had cedar chips in it, they never would have bought it for me.
So that very night Mom and Dad took me back to the store where they had purchased it. They explained why they were returning it but the manager just kind of brushed them off. It was not nice of that lady to do that! The cashier was more understanding. We did get a full refund, but Mom and Dad decided to use the refund to get toys, rather than another dog bed. They said once I’m a little older I can have another dog bed, but right now they think I’ll just tear open the new one. (They may be right.)
Mom contacted Kong to try and ask them to please list cedar chips somewhere on the tag of this dog bed so future customers know that they are in there. But they said that Pet Smart (the store we purchased the bed from) was handling all questions and complaints regarding this dog bed. Mom was confused because it’s a Kong dog bed, not a Pet Smart dog bed. But oh well. So Mom called Pet Smart’s corporate number and the person on the other end of the phone said he would submit a suggestion to have cedar chips listed on the bed. It may not be much, but at least Mom and Dad feel better for having made the suggestion. What Pet Smart does with it from there is up to them.
All and all since Mom and Dad were upset about the cedar chips, and this “chew resistant” dog bed only lasted me an hour and it was over $60 when originally purchased, I’m only giving this one out of five paws!