Cedar chips and cedar shavings have become a popular addition to dog bed fillings.
Cedar chips aren't just something you use to cover up the soil in your yard. They're also beneficial for your pup's bed. Cedar chips in your dog's pillow stuffing keep bugs away, ward off odors and pull in moisture. Plus, cedar chips are eco-friendly. Before racing out to buy cedar to fill Roxy's bed, though, make sure the liner is sturdy and free of any holes. You don't want any wood chips leaking out for her to chew on.
"The best dog bed is filled with cedar chips and has a washable cover. They smell good and repel fleas." - Todd Langston, a dog behavior expert and owner of Pack Life K-9 Behavior Solutions in Orlando.
"The best dog bed is filled with cedar chips and has a washable cover
it up on line and Costco dog beds have cedar chips/shavings in them.
While you surely adore everything about your beloved fur ball, others may get a whiff of a smelly canine when they enter your home. Between the dog's dirt, dander and drool, Roxy's foam-filled bed can sure soak up a lot of odor-causing elements, making those funky smells cling to her every time she goes for a snooze. Cedar chips simply have a clean fresh smell. They're going to naturally overpower any type of odor-causing element your pooch brings to the bed. Ultimately, this can make your home -- and your dog -- smell like a fresh forest breeze.Cedar Oil spray is also available in a spray form that contains the resin chemicals from the cedar wood chips. Spray the inside of your dog's bed and your kitty condo and bed every two (2) weeks if you have a bed bug infestation. You can also use it to spray the outside walls of your dressers and on the dust boards under the drawers to deter bed bugs and moths from wanting to live in your dressers drawers.Cedar chips are simply shavings of cedar trees -- completely natural and biodegradable. So once Roxy's bed gets to that point where it's hanging on by a thread, simply toss those cedar chips out near your flowerbed or garden. You won't have to feel guilty about creating too much waste by throwing out an entire doggy bed. Only the cover you'll have to actually toss, if it isn't fixable.Cedar chips are frequently used as filling for dog beds and also as bedding for outdoor doghouses. Cedar is safe if it's used in commercial dog beds but can pose a health hazard to a dog who is allergic, or if the chips are ingested.