Review of 7 chew proof crate pads and chew resistant dog pads

If your puppy or dog chews on their bed, you should consider buying a chew proof crate pad. It will not only save you money, but it will also prevent health problems for your pet (as in some cases, dogs can choke on bits of cloth).

I want to clarify right away that there are 2 levels of resistance for dog beds:

  1. Chew resistance (for diggers, scratchers & light to moderate chewers). Chew resistant crate mats can withstand light chewing and scratching. They are not chew proof, but are more durable than conventional pads.
  2. Chew proof (for aggressive chewers who tend to completely destroy their beds). Able to withstand many attacks from the dog teeth.

Because people don’t understand the difference in these two terms, they make the wrong choice and then write negative reviews.

Even the most resistant bedding can be ruined if you put enough effort into it. Instead, I recommend reading my article with tips about How to stop a dog from chewing a bed?

Quick-choice table

You will find several chew-resistant and chew proof crate pad and bed options that I picked up based on reviews and its features below.

ModelShort Description
MidWest pet bedsThe inexpensive chew-resistant crate pad. Available in sizes for different dog sizes.
Maxx Dog Bed for Metal Dog CratesInexpensive chew-resistant crate pad for medium to large dogs.
K9 Ballistics Tough Dog Crate PadThis is a tough dog bed for chewers with a 120-day warranty. Suitable for dogs with separation anxiety.
K9 Ballistics Chew Proof Elevated Dog BedThe elevated bed is virtually indestructible. Suitable for puppies and aggressive chewers.
Kuranda Elevated Dog Bed Alternative to the previous model, but at a lower price.
Bully Beds Chew Resistant Crate PadThis is a chew proof armored dog crate pad with a 200 day guarantee. Resistant to aggressive chewing.
Solid Color Gorilla Ballistic Tough Orthopedic Dog Crate PadOrthopedic durable cage bed with high foam and a 125-day warranty.

Chew resistant crate pads and beds

I found several inexpensive chew-resistant crate pads and beds and one more expensive but of higher quality option. Choose an option to fit your budget.

MidWest pet bed

This is a cheap version of a chew resistant pad with bolsters. MidWest pet beds come in attractive and fun colors and patterns, although not everyone will like this design. They offer the bed in 6 sizes, there are beds for the smallest breeds and for larger breeds.

MidWest pet beds

Resilience level: Chew-Resistant (is not suitable for aggressive chewers)

Material: Teflon fabric + Polyester Fiber

Size: 22, 24, 30, 36, 42, and 48 inch. 

Warranty: no

Outdoor use: no

Waterproof: Water Resistant

How easy is it to clean it? Machine Wash (Teflon fabric protector fends off soil, stains, and spills)

Pros
  • pillowy bolsters create a more comfortable environment

  • on a Teflon bed, the animal won’t be hot in the summer

  • low price

Cons
  • the Teflon fabric is durable, but it is hard, which can make loud noises when the animal scratches its “nest”

  • small thickness (3/4 inch)

Maxx Dog Bed for Metal Dog Crates

Another inexpensive option, but in black. Too bad there is currently only 1 size for medium to large breeds weight of 41-70 pounds.

Maxx Dog Bed for Metal Dog Crates

Resilience level: Chew-Resistant

Material: Polyester

Size: 36-Inch

Warranty: – 

Outdoor use:

Waterproof: water repellent

How easy is it to clean it? Polyester repels dirt well, but you still need to wash it periodically in the washing machine.

Pros
  • low price

  • lots of good reviews

  • the bottom of the bed is made of non-slip fabric, so it will not slip in the crate or on the floor (however, this fabric is not as durable, some dogs can flip the bed and tear its bottom)

Cons
  • judging by the reviews, the seams of this bed are unreliable (well, what do you want for such a price?)

K9 Ballistics Tough Dog Crate Pad

This crate pad from K9 Ballistics costs twice as much as the previous model. It  is Chew-Resistant too, but they even give a 120-day warranty. If your dog damages its bed, you can replace it with another one.

K9 Ballistics Tough Dog Crate Pad

In general, the American company K9 Ballistics, in my opinion, is trustworthy if compared to obscure Chinese stores. Do you agree? That’s why the price is so appropriate for the quality of the product.

Resilience level: Chew-Resistant (points 3.5 from 5)

Material: Polyester Fiber + Recycled Polyester Fill

Size: Toy, Smal, Large, X-Large

Warranty: 120 days

Outdoor use: No.

Waterproof: Yes.

How easy is it to clean it? Machine washable, and easy to spot clean.

Pros
  • this bedding has loops through which you can thread the Zip Tie and secure the bedding to the crate. This is handy because some bedding slips.

  • no zippers, which dogs love to grab

Cons
  • high price

Chew proof dog crate pads

Here are some of the best dog crate pads with chew proof properties. These products will always be more expensive than regular bedding. Don’t expect to buy a sturdy, quality dog crate pad for $30.

As a reminder, there are no 100% indestructible dog crate pads. After all, they are all made of fabric, not steel.

K9 Ballistics Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed

If you’re looking specifically for a chew proof dog crate pad, K9 Ballistics recommends getting this model. This off-the-shelf bed design should stop your dog from chewing. Your pet will no longer be able to grasp the fabric so easily with its teeth, and the aluminium frame creates an extra challenge.

K9 Ballistics Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed

Also for this K9 Ballistics model, they invented their own durable type of fabric – Ripstop ballistic fabric. Only a few dogs manage to tear this bed (1 star represents 3% of rating).

Resilience level: chew proof (virtually indestructible)

Material: Ripstop ballistic fabric + Metal

Size: Smal, Large, X-Large

Warranty: 120 days

Outdoor use: +

Waterproof: +

How easy is it to clean it? All you have to do is wipe the surface.

Pros
  • orthopedic support

  • manufacturer you can trust

Cons
  • high price

Kuranda Dog Bed 

If you want to try the elevated dog bed for a crate, but the previous model is too expensive for you, then consider the Kuranda Dog Bed. It has the same design, but costs $40 less. I have found many reviews that confirm that the bed is durable. And I like that they offer 6 sizes to choose from. 

Kuranda Dog Bed

Resilience level: chew proof

Material: Cordura + PVC

Size: MINI, SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, XL, XXL

Warranty: 1 year

Outdoor use: +

Waterproof: +

How easy is it to clean it? The Kuranda bed can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Pros
  • orthopedic support

  • relatively inexpensive price

  • many positive reviews from owners

Cons
  • the plastic housing is less strong than the aluminum housing

Bully Beds Chew Resistant Crate Pad With 200 Day Guarantee

Do you want to make sure you don’t waste your money? Then I would choose this crate pad with a 200 day guarantee. The makers of this pad are Bully Beds. If your dog destroys the bed within 200 days, then they promise to replace the product.

Bully Beds Chew Resistant Crate Pad With 200 Day Guarantee

Resilience level: chew proof

Material: + Certipur US Certified Foam

Size: L, XL, XXL, Giant

Warranty: 200 days

Outdoor use:

Waterproof: +

How easy is it to clean it? You can only wash the top cover, which is removable.

Pros
  • 2″ thick foam provides orthopedic support for your pet (even for the largest breeds)

  • hidden heavy velcro closure

  • Bully Beds has been on the market for years and has established itself as a quality bed manufacturer (you can search on their website for other beds, there are many options)

  • there is a guarantee of 200 days

Cons
  • no small sizes

  • some people may find the bedding design unappealing

Solid Color Gorilla Ballistic Tough Orthopedic Dog Crate Pad

This is an even thicker bed with 2.5″ foam that your pet is sure to be comfortable in its crate. Gorilla specializes in making dog beds. They even invented their own durable material for the covers, Gorilla Ballistic fabric. 

Resilience level: chew proof (withstands extreme chewing)

Material: Gorilla Ballistic fabric

Size: X-SMALL, SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, XL, XXL

Warranty: 125-day chew proof warranty (applies to the cover)

Outdoor use: +

Waterproof: +

How easy is it to clean it? The cover can be removed and washed in the machine.

Pros
  • you can order any size bedding, not just standard

  • triple stitches for maximum durability

  • military-grade Velcro enclosure on the underside

  • included is a tie-down system that keeps your dog from flipping the crate pad over inside the kennel

Cons
  • high price

Buyers guide

The following guidelines will help you choose a chew proof crate pad for your pet:

  • Choose crate pads made of durable materials such as cordura, canvas, and PVC. These materials are not easy to chew, so your dog may leave trying to do so.
  • Pay attention to the seams. Choose mats with double stitching or edging. Then your furbaby will have a hard time ripping the bed apart.
  • Make sure the zippers are hidden from view by a concealed flap. Zippers are so inviting to your dog, so it will be better if they are not visible.
  • Choose a washable fabric or a washable bedding that is machine washable. After all, we are dealing with an animal, which means the bed will get dirty often. Also, an accident can happen.

I hope these tips help you with your choice!

Do you really need a crate pad?

I recommend always put a pad in the crate for the following reasons:

  • dogs sleep more peacefully on a soft surface, nothing disturbs or presses them (this is especially true for metal crates, the bottom of which consists of crossbars);
  • sleeping on a soft surface prevents joint problems;
  • a bed will keep your dog warm;
  • if you put a bed in the crate, it is more likely to want to sleep there. This will make training easier.

If your dog is elderly or has arthritis, then you need to be especially careful in choosing a bed for it.

Conclusions

If your dog can be classified as an aggressive chewer, then consider chew proof crate pads such as Solid Color Gorilla Ballistic Tough Orthopedic Dog Crate Pad and K9 Ballistics Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed. Yes, they’re not cheap, but they’re trustworthy.

If your pet isn’t too prone to bed breaking, try cheaper options like the Maxx Dog Bed for Metal Dog Crates and the K9 Ballistics Tough Dog Crate Pad.

And remember, there is no 100% chew proof crate pad. So before your dog has time to get rid of another crate pad, try to wean it off it!

If you’ve bought any of the pads listed above, please share your review in the comments.

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