My border collie had chewed up everything I put in his crate to lay on. I finally gave up. I was worried he would choke or the material would get caught in his digestive tract. The only option was for him to sleep on the hard bottom of his crate. His elbows were getting crusty and sore. Then I found the Kuranda beds. I am happy to report that the bed still looks like brand new after a year of daily use. He sometimes scratches at it, as if trying to dig a hole to China, and it shows almost no wear. His elbows are healed! It's super easy to clean, I just take it outside and hose it off. It's well worth the money, especially when I consider the money I used to spend on all those replacement beds.