Questions tagged [chewing]

The act of biting and working an object in one's mouth with teeth.

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My dog won't behave even when he knows he's wrong

This dog has been trained and everything. But huh, he knows, he really knows what's legal and illegal in my house, he ate some socks, he bites furniture, he obeys when I convince him with a treat, but ...
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How to stop my 7 month old Belgian Malinois from biting, grabbing and pulling the garden hose?

My 7 month old Belgian Malinois pup has an obsession with the garden hose. He bites, chews tugs and drags the hose around. He's like in a trance and doesn't listen. He will run from one end of the ...
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Is bitter nail polish safe for cats?

I've been having real trouble with my cats chewing on cords. I've heard lots of people talking about bitter apple spray, but it seems like it would be better if I could paint something onto the cord ...
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How to encourage a hamster to chew more?

I have had a few hamsters over the years, but the hamster that I have now seems to not chew on its chew toys. I know that hamsters need to chew on things to prevent their teeth from growing too long ...
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Are there any chew toys that are ACTUALLY tough? [duplicate]

I have two rescue dogs. Sherman is a 3.5 year old, 110 lb German Shepherd/Boxer/Mastiff (we think) mix that I've had for 3 years. Chance is a 4 month old, 35 lb Beagle/Hound (we think) mix that we ...
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What can I give my dog to chew that will last more than a few minutes?

I have a puppy (well, he's almost a year old) that destroys everything because when he's not crated, sleeping, or being entertained by nature, my other dog, or me, he wants/needs to be chewing on ...
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Are scented natural rubber toys safe for dogs?

On the market, a lot of rubber chew toys now are being scented and I was wondering how these rubber toys are scented and whether its safe for dogs. These scented rubber chews are sold on a lot of ...
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My hamster won’t stop biting the cage

My Syrian hamster is about 1 and a half years old and still doesn’t stop chewing the cage, no matter what. I’ve given her chew stick, toys, hay toys and I’ve sprayed the cage she bites with hamster ...
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How to stop my dog chewing on everything?

OK, so recently my dog has been chewing everything outside which I'd presume because she's teething but she is 6 months and I don't know how long teething will last in dogs. I don't know if this ...
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How to stop cat from chewing socks and other soft objects?

Recently my cat (1 year old) started actively chewing and tearing soft, squishy things when nobody's home or when out of sight. She particularly enjoys socks (many pairs have been destroyed, she ...
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Why does my dog want me to, basically, massage her jaw?

My dog has been very weird lately. She used to lick my hands when she was a puppy, but doesn't do it anymore. This past week or so, she does it all the time! She also never had gas, but this past week ...
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Chew proof rope for cats

I want to build a wall-mounted wood playground for my two indoor cats, almost 2 years old. They aren't that much into chewing, but they do enjoy biting leather shoes and tearing apart sisal ropes and ...
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Cat mowing and chewing until skin bleeds

We have a cat (maybe 2 years old, adopted) who has suddenly started chewing (not just licking) a spot bald from biting herself. She's clearly hurting herself (she cries when she does it) but we're ...
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How Can I Reward My Puppy for Chewing His Toys Instead of Everything Else When He's so Food-Motivated?

This question is admittedly similar to this but with some differences that I wanted to see if folks had any more specific advice on. I have a 13-week old likely Shepherd mix puppy who's definitely a ...
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How to stop my pet from chewing on everything [closed]

My Pet has turned 1 year old but her chewing everything habit is not going. If kept loose she eat up almost everything(wood, plant, cloth, plastic, chair sheet etc.). Everybody is fedup and I'm trying ...
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Plants for cat dental health?

I've had a large patch of wheat grass (cat grass) growing that my cats mostly enjoyed chewing on more than eating. Unfortunately one cat frequently ate way too much and threw up so it needed to be ...
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kittens are biting everything… literally

SO my cats are excessive biters. wall corners, the plastic window shades you have in most apartments, my metal towel holder, cardboard boxes, any food in plastic bags or wrappers on the counters such ...
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My dog eats everything that isn't food

I've read other posts here on the topic of unwanted chewing behavior. How can I stop my dog from chewing on everything. How can I train my dog to stop eating everything? my dogs eats sandals and ...
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How can I stop my dog from chewing on everything.

My dog is a 1 year old German shepherd in human years and 7 in dog years. He's a good boy but he chews on everything. He chews on trash, drywall, plastic, clothing. Everything. I always have to get it ...
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My dog has destroyed almost $1200 in earbuds! What can I do?

My dog keeps on finding, and obliterating headphones by chewing them up to a non-functional state. I have calculated this to cost me more than $1200 in earbuds. How can I fix this? In other words, ...
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Rottweiler - need a durable chewing toy or ball - desperate owner

I own a female Rottweiler, about 2 years old. I've tried every kind of chewing toy. The only ones she can't destroy are the silicon made ones, but the silicon ball is too heavy for her and she gets ...
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How to stop dog from gnawing on antique posts

My young (6 months) female Shiba Inu keeps gnawing on our antique wood roof posts. They are a few centuries old, and therefore splinter easily - which I guess is half the fun for her. We've tried ...
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My boyfriend's dog hates me, help please! Warning! Long post

OK, let me preface this by saying I have never been a dog person. I think they are cute, and enjoy playing with people's dogs at their homes, but I did not/do not want one. I'm slightly allergic to ...
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Cat stubbornly keeps repeating behaviour she's not supposed to do (and knows) [duplicate]

I have a set of furniture for my tv and dvds that my cat recently has discovered as something fun to climb on. For that she needs to start from the window-frame, jump behind the curtain and get on a ...
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Rabbit scratching and rubbing her teeth on her litter box?

So my rabbit was sick, and we took her to the vet one night, and we put her in a new cage (smaller) and we would put her back in her big cage when she felt a bit better. So once we put her in her new ...
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Please help me my sirian hamster won't stop chewing the bars [duplicate]

I really need some help here guys. I have tried a spray, giving him chew toys and everything recommended online. I need to know what really works
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8 month old puppy chewing when left alone

I have 2 dogs, a 6 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Bailey and a 8 month old puppy named Roxy. Roxy is 50% Staffordshire Bull, 25% Labrador and 25% Springer Spaniel. They both have their ...
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How can I get my cat to stop chewing the whiskers off his sibling?

I have two older kittens, about 8 months now. A boy and a girl, both done. They were the only two in the litter and they are very friendly and loving both to me and each other. They are very close and ...
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One of my dogs keeps pulling off and destroying my other dogs collar. Why does he do this?

I have a one and a half year old male Dalmatian cross who manages to remove the collar from my one year old female staffy cross pug and then destroys it. He undoes it from the link then pulls it off ...
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Why does my pregnant cat chew boxes and is it harmful for the kittens?

My cat, Yoda, is pregnant. She started to chew, particularly on boxes where she might think it's a safe place to give birth. So, I was just wondering, would the chewing affect her kittens in her ...
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How do I train my dog to pee outside and stop chewing cords?

We rescued a dog from the streets (a Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu mix is our vet's best guess) who we've struggled with since taking her in. At first we experienced issues with her being protective of ...
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Are split antlers as good as whole antlers for chewing?

We are expecting a puppy in June and I'm anticipating that chewing stage. We already bought 3 sizes of Kongs for the pup to grow through, but my understanding is that those are for treats, especially ...
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Is toy destruction a sign that my dog needs more exercise?

Short Story Is my dog doing ok? He destroys toys, but not other stuff (yet). He gets 2 walks a day, each is 2 miles and 1 hour in duration. He is alone and sleeps during the day (9 hours) He's 2 years ...
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Is pumpkin harmful to cats?

After carving a jack-o-lantern, one of my cats decided that he liked the texture of pumpkin. Is it okay for him to be chewing on the pumpkin, or do I need to find a place for it out of his reach? ...
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How to stop dog chewing things

My dog is about 18 months old now. And he's still chewing things he shouldn't. There's two problems really: Picking up things to run off and chew, anything out of the ordinary, like tissue on the ...
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Make wires unpalatable?

My bunny is about 6 months old and he's getting much more bold and playful lately. Previously he mostly ate, slept, and eliminated, saving his energy for the daily walk outdoors. He's very mild-...
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How can I stop my hamster biting the bars of her cage?

My hamster absolutely loves to bite the metal bars in her Rotastak enclosure. I know that this is to wear her teeth down but it's so annoying. How can I stop her from doing it? I have already tried ...
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How do I stop my cat from biting cords?

My cat bites my electronic cords and chews on them. The cat has chewed through a couple cords already. What is a safe and effective way to get the cat to stop biting the cords?
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My Guinea Pigs are eating themselves out of house and home

I have two female guinea-pigs. They are just over a year old and aren't de-sexed. I have two cages for them. One is an outside hutch and the other (the one where they have the issue) is an inside ...
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Are rawhide bones or natural raw bones potentially dangerous for a dog?

Chewing can be a very rewarding activity for dogs and it also provides mental stimulation and helps clean their teeth. So I'm planning to give a bone to my dog from time to time, to keep him busy, but ...
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How should I handle a dog when I catch it chewing a shoe?

When I hear my dog(s) chewing something in another room, I sometimes go to take a look at what it is they are working on. In case it is a shoe, what immediate action should I take to stop the chewing ...
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What can I do to prevent/educate a kitten from chewing wires?

I just got my first kitten 2 weeks ago. She is 14 weeks old and likes to chew everything. I bought a couple of toys and she seems to enjoy them very much. But as soon as she gets access to some kind ...
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How can I prevent my puppy from chewing on objects?

I have a 3 months old Labrador puppy who is very active. She is a very smart dog, maybe a little over-smart. The problem is that she tries to chew anything that comes into her way. Be it a ball, ...
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Is chewing cardboard normal for a cat?

For quite some time now my cat's new hobby have been destroying cardboard boxes. He can spend sometimes up to a few hours in a box chewing the walls non-stop and ripping it to pieces. My cat used to ...
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How can I prevent my ferrets from chewing on wires?

Ferrets tend to have a thing for chewing wires and all sorts of rubbery things. Swallowing pieces of this indigestible material can result in expensive surgeries to remove the foreign object or death. ...