Perverted appetite of a dog
Does your dog like to swallow something that is not edible?
It's not funny, there are reasons to be on the alert and take urgent measures.
Why is it so?
1. Incorrect feeding.
2. Some types of infectious diseases, helminths, diseases of the stomach and intestines.
3. Insufficient motor activity.
4. The dog attracts the attention of the owner.
5. Habits from puppyhood, when he was unattended and chewed anything.
6. By chance, the dog swallowed something that he simply studied or tolerated.
How to deal with this?
1. Increase the time of walks. Make them more intense moving games.
2. Beforehand remove (as far as possible) in the vicinity of all dangerous items that the dog can use for eating.
3. Reorient the dog to the "right" objects for chewing - special toys, natural bones, etc.
4. If you have determined that the reason is attention, ignore. But try to prevent this action of the dog: draw her attention to yourself before she grabs the object with undesirable teeth.
5. If the dog has already eaten something indecent - do not punish: the dog thinks that she is well done, since she deftly and quickly ate something before she was punished. Try to anticipate this moment.