For many people, having a dog can be a rich and rewarding experience, but sometimes they can do some things that make us doubt it. The dogs who like to chew branches or other objects around the house or yard need special attention for several reasons. Chewing problematically may be normal in some dogs, or a symptom of underlying mental or physical illness in others. Knowing the reasons and causes behind this behavior is important.
Some breeds are genetically prone to chew excessively. A hunting dogs such as retrievers, pointers and hounds like just having something in his mouth. Having chew toys in the house is a good idea.
All dogs are creatures of habit. Disrupt your daily routine can make misbehave. Some breeds are particularly sensitive to anxiety. A simple change in the decoration of your home can make a greyhound, a Chihuahua and some miniature varieties chew your furniture and outdoor plants.
Spend time with your dog is important. Dogs are pack animals and need companionship often. Loneliness and boredom can cause dogs from chewing furniture and other things.
Dogs need exercise and room to run and release energy. If you are not given enough space to run and time to exhaustion, then pent up energy can be expressed by chewing practically everything.
Little training can cause dogs to chew. Lack of discipline during the step of growing dental is sometimes responsible in these cases.
If your dog’s nutritional needs are not met, chewing branches and even rocks can be a sign of vitamin or mineral deficiency. This is how your dog tries to compensate for the lack of these substances.
Geophagia affects both dogs and people. This eating disorder is characterized by the urge to eat inedible objects such as branches, rocks, paint, soil and fabrics.