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PostSubject: Chewing on Sticks?   Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:17 pm

I wasn't sure where to put this, so if it needs to be moved, please do so!

So, from the time I got Nya (she's 16 weeks now), she's had an intense fascination with chewing on sticks when we go outside. I normally take them away from her because I'm afraid that it will hurt her in some capacity, and she tries to stop me from doing so. I was curious as to if anyone actually lets their dogs chew on sticks. She's teething right now, so it's even more than usual. I do give her plenty of other things to chew on when we're inside, though she always tries to bring the sticks inside. Just wondering if I should continue to take them away, or just let her do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Chewing on Sticks?   Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:21 pm

Cora has loved sticks since the day I got her, I asked my vet and he said its fine if she isnt eating large amounts of the stick and if there is moss on the stick take it away.
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PostSubject: Re: Chewing on Sticks?   Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:27 pm

Every dog I've ever had will maul the occasional stick or twenty. Interesting texture, not hard, makes interesting sounds. It's a perfect storm of sensory play.

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PostSubject: Re: Chewing on Sticks?   Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:14 pm

I'm an expert in the area of sticks. Razz

Mine have yet to have anything "bad" happen because of chewing on sticks. Only thing I can really recommend is to make sure the stick or branch doesn't have thorns or doesn't come from a poisonous plant, like Oleander for example. Mine have quite an extensive collection of sticks and branches and chew on them on a daily basis.
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PostSubject: Re: Chewing on Sticks?   Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:04 am

^ Jimmy IS the expert of dogs with sticks! He has the queen of the sticks.
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PostSubject: Re: Chewing on Sticks?   Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:18 am

I have heard of situations where a dog gets a piece of stick wedged across the top of their mouth. It's probably unlikely to happen, just keep an eye on her when she's playing with them.

Overall though, I can't think of any concerns. Especially with a teething puppy, that should be a great distraction. My two go through phases of loving sticks and have more than once tried to bring a favorite inside.
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