Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Waynesfield, OH
There's a lot of other things to consider as well. Any oil based finish may smell so bad for so long that your dog wouldn't use the crate...and if you force him in I guess it's possible he could get sick from the odor. That said, my experience with dogs is that they normally won't mess their crate unless there is no way to avoid it. But, I agree that wood probably isn't the best first choice because of the chewing issue. If you proceed, all finishes are safe...after they fully cure, but there may some species of wood that are toxic if Fido ingests some.
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