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How to stop my dog chewing on everything?

Chaining a dog is not good in general and might increase the problem in this case. Your dog is young and full of energy. If she's bored, she entertains herself by chewing on things. Playing with her ...
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My dog has destroyed almost $1200 in earbuds! What can I do?

Hide them! Take them somewhere high, on a bookshelf for example, where the dog cannot reach them.
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My dog has destroyed almost $1200 in earbuds! What can I do?

Active training. Get a case of cheap earbuds and expose the dog to them under supervision, actively teaching *No! Not yours, do not touch!" Works for me with cats. Note: I don't think you told us ...
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Rottweiler - need a durable chewing toy or ball - desperate owner

Variety is the spice of life, even for dogs. Keep her busy and entertained by alternating the types of chew toys she gets every day. Here's a few more options: A Kong Toy - These are super durable ...
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Cat mowing and chewing until skin bleeds

So I think we've finally found something that fits the symptoms. Unfortunately, it's a poorly understood condition called Feline hyperesthesia. The start of this video is pretty indicative of what our ...
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Plants for cat dental health?

You have a few options: 1) Greenies 2) C.E.T Oral hygene chews for cats 3) RC Dental diet or Hills T/D (note for cats we like for them to have a good amount of wet food in their diet). 4) ...
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My dog eats everything that isn't food

Some animals are OCD for eating things and cannot be conditioned otherwise , a vet I work with has a cat like that who we've done multiple foreign body surgeries on. First thing I would do is get ...
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How can I stop my dog from chewing on everything.

If there are certain things he chews on a lot, you can get bitter apple spray which works really well to deter them. For general chewing, make sure he has lots of chew toys and bones that will keep ...
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How to stop my dog chewing on everything?

Whenever she does chew on things, have a small and somewhat harmless water spray bottle. Limit their dependability and give slight discipline. Buy a lot of chew toys too! Dogs have a lot of habits ...
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How to stop my dog chewing on everything?

Buy a couple of butcher bones and after meals give the pup a bone to chew on for awhile - Maybe half hour to hour. Then their jaw will be too tired to chew on anything else! Instead of buying new ...
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My dog won't behave even when he knows he's wrong

Honestly, this sounds like every puppy / adolescent dog I've ever known. Just like human babies, young dogs explore their environment with their mouth. Children eventually grow into exploring with ...
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How to i get my cat to stop ruining everything, eating cardboard and foam, and peed on my bed

Consult your vet. There's always the concern that the cause of any behavior changes could be medical. In particular, peeing outside the box could be a sign of a serious, even potentially life-...
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Why does my dog want me to, basically, massage her jaw?

I agree with Snow's (user8045's) reply, please get the dog to a vet if the teeth are bad! As for other possibilities, it could be that you did it to them once and they enjoyed it, so keeps going back ...
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Cat mowing and chewing until skin bleeds

Our cat had this problem with pulling, biting and licking his back. We had steroid injections, anti-inflammatories, etc. Nothing worked. He’s 16 and his mobility has been getting worse, but we put ...
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My dog has destroyed almost $1200 in earbuds! What can I do?

Puppies like to chew on things, especially rubber things like earbuds, wires, AC power cords, irrigation hosing, water hose tubing, shoes, etc. Your best defense is honestly just putting them up and ...
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Plants for cat dental health?

Yes - meat :D Seriously though, cats are naturally carnivorous and don't really chew as much as slice (but thats being a bit pedantic) in order to keep their teeth clean. Eating grass/plant matter ...
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kittens are biting everything... literally

So, having a Vet examine their teeth is a good idea, regardless. First of all, it will help prevent any future dental issues. Second, it will keep an eye on current progress of tooth growth and ensure ...
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Rottweiler - need a durable chewing toy or ball - desperate owner

Really important advice... THE GOLDEN RULE... You can teach a dog to treat his or her toys with greater respect. How you ask? If your dog begins to treat the toy with damaging results, remove the ...
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Are rawhide bones or natural raw bones potentially dangerous for a dog?

There's a persistent rumor (at least where I live) that all hollow bones (like those in legs) are harmful to dogs and all non-hollow bones (like ribs and shoulder blades) are safe. This myth is wrong. ...
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What can I give my dog to chew that will last more than a few minutes?

In addition to an existing great answer, I would also suggest trying frozen, raw carrots. A general idea behind this is to freeze a big, fat, juicy carrot and take advantage of its high water content....
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What can I give my dog to chew that will last more than a few minutes?

My German Shepherd is similarly destructive with her toys (luckily only with those and not with stuff that isn't hers). I found that the best toys for her are a rope from the pet shop for playing tug ...
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How can I prevent my puppy from chewing on objects?

One of the things that I tried was to teach my dog what was their toy, so they can chew on it, and what was not a toy. We did this over time using repetition. We would give them a toy, play with ...
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Cat mowing and chewing until skin bleeds

Just going to add a few words to the Feline Hyperesthesia My cat has this problem since I know her (about 10 weeks old). When she got 6 months old she started showing symptoms of back twitches. She ...
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Chew proof rope for cats

Cats will chew and swallow many varieties of even marginally ingestable strings and ropes. One of our cats swallowed about half of a meter-long silk ribbon. When I say half, I mean the other half ...
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What can I give my dog to chew that will last more than a few minutes?

The cited times certainly look familiar to me... Some more timings: pig ham bone: completely gone after about 1.5 h, except a mess of slobber and tiny bone chips. Not recommended (and in case of the ...
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What can I give my dog to chew that will last more than a few minutes?

Consider buying a Recliner Chair for couple hundred bucks. It sure kept my Husky busy for over 3 months! After 3 months: recliner was completely chewn through; all fabric ripped; all corners smoothed;...
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