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Fitzmar had suggested I get a Primo Pad for Kevin's crate because he had been eating blankets when we left him in there. We immediately ordered one and figured the relatively high cost would be worth the try (after two vet visits, barium doses, X-rays, and days of monitoring for a suspected obstruction that never 'obstructed').

We are thrilled with it.  We've had it for two weeks now and it's shown no wear (although the windowsill next to the crate has - so we moved the crate).  Unfortunately during the holiday, Kevin was crated more often than usual and the pad worked out.

If you request it, it comes with zip-tie-thingies (free) to connect it to the crate so it doesn't shift.  It connects to the bottom wires (you take the tray out) and stays in places and also makes it pretty impossible for the dog to bite at any corners.  Kevin scratches at it - I can tell because there are scratchy-imprints.  But no tears, holes, and more importantly no stuffies in his belly.

 

I know others have mentioned their strugles with bed eating in the crate.  So I wanted to share what Fitzmar shared with me.  I'm fairly positive that it will last a long time, given that he hasn't damaged it yet.

Good luck! 

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Since my boy destroys ANY type of bedding I will need to give this a try. Thank you!

Yeah, I have them in all my crates. They can be destroyed.... I've had two destroyed - but on the whole, they last really well!

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It's official.  Kevin destroyed it yesterday and fortunately puked up the stuffing at 2 am.  But, I am very excited to report that I get a free replacement, even after owning it for over 60days.  I'm still happy Fitz suggested the pad.  There are so many perks, even when (unfortunately) ripped up.  The foam is nontoxic and doesn't expand, so Kevin vomited it with no problem and no suspected blockages like after he ate his blankets.  So unfortunately he's back to the plastic tray when crated until the replacement comes.  But fortunately he isn't crated often.  He also starts daycare on Wednesday and I can't wait to see how it goes!

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Had to go get a crate today for our new little girl,  she's begun chewing at things she shouldn't be.  I guess they are bored with each other now and looking for more to do :)   I'll be getting these for the bottom, thanks for the tip - rocky used to always tear up his dog beds, I'm sure that hasn't changed with a few months of freedom.