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Dan R
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Dog bedding

Post by Dan R » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:06 pm

Dog bedding has always been important for my hounds. I have tried several types and change with the season. In the summer I like to use cedar shavings. I have always been told of the natural pest deterent so I use it. Not as soft as pine shavings but ok for summer. In the winter I switch over to hay or straw. I have heard of straw causing problems so I mostly migrate to hay. I wanted to see what everyone else is using. Alot of good knowledge shared on this board. Thank in advance.
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Re: Dog bedding

Post by Newt » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:22 pm

Its hot here in East Tennessee so I just put a piece of carpet in the box. In winter I use cedar chips.

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Re: Dog bedding

Post by warddog » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:27 am

I have used everything from carpet to straw, hay, cedar and pine chips. They ALL seem to get wet and in the winter they ALL freeze after they get wet. I now use nothing and make sure the plastic barrel dog houses have door flaps to keep out the wind. Never had a problem with this in years even when below zero for a few days. I just make sure I feed them warm meals in the winter.

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Re: Dog bedding

Post by Swampman » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:49 am

Pine shavings year-round, change out to new bedding every month.

My Vet warned me years ago to stay away from cedar shavings due to the oil in cedar.
Bill Bredemeier warned me as well years ago about the strong cedar smell affecting their nose.

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Re: Dog bedding

Post by beagler86 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:16 am

Not sure if its right but its what I do. Nothing in the warmer months and pine shavings in the colder months. I do kennel dogs together, the ones I cant Ill throw an old blanket or shirt in the house for them in the winter.

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Re: Dog bedding

Post by gfedor » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:28 am

Summer months just a layer of cedar shavings, come winter I mix the cedar shavings with hay, also have the hound heater setup in dog house for when it gets in the single digits.
As far as cedar effecting their nose, I have know idea, all I can say been doing this cedar shaving for 30 yrs, dogs run fine, have small video of dogs running on solid ice, minus 15 degrees with windchill with no problem, go figure.

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Re: Dog bedding

Post by LR Patch » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:12 pm

I LIKE AND USE PINE STRAW IN THE SUMMER AND USE AND PREFER WHEAT STRAW IN THE WINTER , I PREFER THE STRAW OVER HAY AS HAY GENERALLY VERY A LOT MORE DUSTY THAN STRAW
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