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a dog chews on his paws as a way to relieve pain
Chewing Things Up

Why Do Dogs Chew Their Paws?

Are you wondering why your dog is chewing his paws? You’re not alone! There are a variety of reasons why dogs might chew their paws. Let’s look at the most common reasons, as well as the signs that might let you know it’s time to take your pup to the vet. Common Reason’s Dog’s Chew on their Paws Allergies Dogs, like people, have allergies, and allergies tend to be the number one cause of paw chewing. Ingredients in their food, environmental factors like pollen and mold, and seasonal changes can trigger a dog’s allergies. Your dog might also develop dermatitis,

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A dog digs in a trash can that was knocked over.
All About Dogs

What To Do If Your Dog Eats Something It Shouldn’t

Have you ever heard the expression “eat like a dog” or “dogs eat anything?” Ever wonder where those stem from? If you own a dog, you know firsthand that from time to time they get curious and occasionally try to ingest something that they shouldn’t. We’ve all heard horror stories of a dog having to be rushed to the ER to have his stomach pumped, or know of a person whose pup has passed a foreign object and was back to normal immediately after. What should you do if your dog eats something that he shouldn’t? Should you take him

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Chewing Inappropriate Objects

How To Stop Puppy Chewing

Hi Cesar, We have a beautiful four-month-old white German shepherd puppy. His name is Auggie Moon, and he is as good as he is bad. Our puppy constantly wants to chew on me and I don’t know how to stop the puppy from chewing on me. I am trying to work with him with puppy treats and rewards. I want him to be healthy and a good puppy, but he is so strong, weighs 35 pounds and his teeth are so sharp that it’s hard for me to stop the puppy from chewing. My husband and I are older and

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All About Dogs

Destructive In The Crate

Cesar, How can I stop my dogs from chewing whatever bedding we put in their crate? Loretta Hamann East Northport, NY Loretta, There’s so much we don’t know from your question. These are the questions I’d ask you. How old are your dogs? Are they spayed or neutered? How much exercise are they getting? How long are they being kept in the crate? The best I can answer you without knowing the details is that typically when a dog is destructive, he is releasing energy and he’s bored. This may be obsessive behavior as well, but as a general suggestion

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All About Dogs

Rock-Eating “Pica” Pup

We have a 7-week-old Rottie/Dobie mix puppy. He was gotten from a rescue organization that was pretty shabby looking. He came to us with ticks, terrible diarrhea (which we are managing) and a terrible behavior: compulsive rock eating. He doesn’t randomly pick up rocks, he eats them as fast as he can scoop them into his mouth – he seems desperate to eat rocks. In his last stool, I counted 45 rocks (and those were the ones I could see). We try to keep him confined to our grassy area when he’s outside, but he still manages to find rocks.

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