There was a period of time -- long ago now -- where I was trying to figure out what was causing hives around here. It was a long, slow agonizing process of elimination. One aspect of that was laundry detergent and drier sheets. Thankfully, that wasn't it. I like to wash their stuff with bleach -- to kill anything -- and then rinse in that wonderful Downy smelly fabric softener....
@FORDE'SMOM - you are right though; clean blankies -- very excited. Rolling around in them and laying on them and sniffing them. It's a mini party.
Clean toys? They seem to be saying, " Ewwww. Why did you ruin these mama?" LOL
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Anything fluffy be it a dog bed or a recliner arm Ace [ I almost made a Freudian slip and typed it ***] has to tear it up and get that foam out. So no fluffy nice stuff in his crate for him, so there that should teach him a lesson. This made me think of something though a bit off topic. So Ace has a case of bulldog acne and I have read that plastic bowls can be the culprit. We don't nor ever have fed out of plastic but my wife mentioned something the other morning that got me thinking. What about the plastic crate bottom that Ace sleeps on. His face is on it all night and whenever he is in his crate. So could the plastic crate bottom cause a similar reaction to worsen or cause acne as a plastic bowl? It makes since to me so I have been looking or trying to figure out how to fashion a cover just for the crate bottom that Ace couldn't pull off or tear up. Something made out of woven cotton like a towel or canvas.
Interesting .. it is possible. We don't ahve anything in Linus crate because he eats it!! When I say he has nothing .. I mean it! He ate his bedding, and he ate the crate liner, so we just ordered a new metal crate liner. Unfortunately it's on backorder and has been for some time, so still waiting!!
Last edited by Rural mystic; 06-02-2013 at 09:57 AM.
I do occasionally try and test him by leaving him a few hours out of his crate, but still locked in the laundry room on a doggy bed. He will often eat the bed.
@kazzy220 - I feel your pain, Molly has decided that the plastic chairs in the back yard are best when you knock them over and chew on the legs I'm pretty darn sure that is NOT the best use of them but she disagrees with me
As for washing bedding/blankets etc .... hmmm since the move the dog beds haven't even made it in the house yet they are still somewhere in the garage the garage is a scary place that holds all the things we love hostage but crate blankets and bedding when not being held hostage in the garage get washed weekly and I also use the Clorox Clean Up to wash the crates each week.
I suffer from "M.B.S." (Multiple Bulldog Syndrome)
because one bulldog is NEVER enough!!