As pet parents, we work hard to make a good life for our dogs. We buy good, quality dog food, even though it’s slightly more expensive. Chew proof dog toys for the breeds we have. We want our dogs to have comfy dog beds, and do our best to buy the best. We never expect the products that we buy for our dogs to harm them.
Dangerous Dog Beds
We try to get the best for out pets. But we don’t always know how the dog beds are made. Or what exactly is inside of them. Unfortunately, sometimes we find out the hard way when tragedy strikes. Then we want to warn everyone about the dangers of certain products aimed at our love of our pets.
I feel incredibly heartbroken writing this but feel I need to raise awareness to any dog owners out there. My mum and I bought matching dog beds (pictured below) as you can see they are not made with average stuffing. It has also been stuffed with long strips of fabric. My mum came back home after being out for only 25 minutes to find her 1 year old dog and her mother (dog)stuck in the strips. These strips of fabric have unfortunately strangled and killed the young dog whilst her mum (dog)was trapped and couldn’t release her pup. There were many different designs so please if you have a dog bed like this have a look inside and please share this post. It may save a dogs life. RIP Bonnie 😭💕
For all those asking this bed was purchased from a local farm shop of which I will not hold accountable as they only sell them and don’t manufacture however I have seen them for sale in many places. I am doing all I can to get justice for our beautiful Bonnie and hopefully make a difference to other dogs and get these things banned. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and messages. Means a lot! #RIPBonnie
Do your research on dog beds, especially if your dog tends to be destructive
It’s unfortunate when things like this happen. But the best thing we can do is warn the rest of the world, and try to save some lives that way.
We go through lots of dog beds here, with all of the foster dogs and puppies that we have through here. For our main dog beds, due to the fact that a lot of the dogs here are seniors, we use crib mattresses. I pick them up at yard sales in the summer for a few dollars a piece. We put blankets, or crib sheets over them, and the dogs love them. It helps the older dogs with their achy joints. Crib mattresses, are also waterproof, and can easily be wiped down in the case of accidents.
Yes, they are kind of large size. For big dogs, they’re a perfect size. For our smaller dogs, it just means they can cuddle up with three or so on the beds. I think that’s another reason they like the crib mattresses so much.
Portable crib mattresses also work great and are slightly smaller.