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At the moment my puppy has the blanket his breeder gave us and a couple of old ones I already had, although he has put holes in those now so I think I should find some more, if only for spares.

Does it matter what kind of blanket you use? Manmade or natural materials? Especially as he eats it?

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It doesn't matter what material, my dogs love crochet blankets you can find them at any thrift store but they may be easy to tear up, my dogs don't chew blankets so I don't know about durability sure that. If he's eating it it shouldn't be a high issue as long as it's not huge pieces of blankets or large amoubts at once.
 

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I probably would personally prefer natural cotton type material, but to be honest, I just get the cheap fleece throws and bath towels from discount/thrift stores that I wouldn't be sad to part with. My only true criterion is that it has no stuffing in it (i.e. synthetic down) that my dog can tear up and potentially swallow.

If your dog is eating the fabric, I'd more worried about the strips causing mechanical obstruction or twisting up the intestines. The type of fabric won't make much of a difference in that scenario. In that case, I think having plenty of chew toys for the dog to chew on and checking the integrity of the blankets frequently would be more important than fabric type.
 

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I have a bunch of pieces of unreal lambskin matting that I usually use if my dogs need to be kenneled or otherwise confined- they're super plush and very soft to lay on, and easy to wash if anything bad happens or they eventually start to smell like dog. Then because my dogs like to burrow into a blanket, I just pile a "throw" size blanket (50" x 60"?) on that for them to do whatever with, doesn't matter what type.

If your puppy is chewing his bedding, I would not leave them anything in the kennel he might chew. You could try a kuranda type bed for comfort without risk of it being ingested if he's spending a good amount of time in the kennel. If he's just in it briefly, I wouldn't put anything in it when you can't supervise to make sure he isn't chewing. Dogs can get intestinal blockages from ingesting fabric, so if he's doing that, I would avoid letting him have access until he's past the destroying stage.
 

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Thanks for the advice. He does have plenty of chew toys. One blanket is worse than others so I think it is time to throw it away. I like the thrift store idea. shame we have got rid of the kids old cot blankets.
 
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