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    Question chewing on sticks/branches

    is it ok for bulldogs to do this? i've seen pics of bulldogs doing it, but i would worry it would splinter off or something. I tend to worry :X

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    Default Re: chewing on sticks/branches

    I try not to let mine do it. He could easily ingest splinters that could lead to blockage or tears in the gastrointestinal tract.

    I would suggest elk antlers. Deer are too soft. I do not personally give mine antlers because he likes to chew hard.

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    yah, that's what i would be worried about also. thanks for the elk antler suggestion

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    I would also advise against it, I'm pretty sure Murray ate a leaf a couple of weeks ago and I had to feed him bland for a week after. He's better now but I'm definitely keeping a closer eye on what he's chewing and sniffing around at when we're outside

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    I would also advise against it, I'm pretty sure Murray ate a leaf a couple of weeks ago and I had to feed him bland for a week after. He's better now but I'm definitely keeping a closer eye on what he's chewing and sniffing around at when we're outside
    Oh wow just a leaf ? Yah I guess we really need to watch them


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    Default Re: chewing on sticks/branches

    Mine eats leaves, acorns, or sticks if I am not careful. I have had him barf up stick fragments when we hadn't seen him chewing on any in a week. Mine is an idiot and we need to be ever vigilant.

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    yah, that's what i would be worried about also. thanks for the elk antler suggestion
    Actually I think moose is supposed to be better. Just no deer as it is softer and will fragment.

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    I agree, not good for them, can cause major digestive problems.
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    Default Re: chewing on sticks/branches

    Some dogs like to chew on sticks, Castor being one of them. He's actually more interested in sticks and grass than in bones or antlers. I normally don't let him chem on sticks like this one but he looked so proud having found this big stick and having hopped up on the fountain ledge.

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    And to answer your question, no, it's probably not ok. Castor doesn't digest sticks very well and will sometimes throw up afterwards.
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    Default Re: chewing on sticks/branches

    Unfortunately mine are like little vacuum cleaners when we go for walks.... acorns, sticks, dirt, rocks.. ect.. it is a royal pain in the @#$@!
    Vader has got ahold of something that I missed and his poo has been off. ... recent storms and I am pretty sure he got a pecan husk and maybe a whole pecan. They have plenty of chew things, but prefer the crate mats.

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    Its is rare that I take Chunky out for a walk that I don't have to take something from his mouth. Without breaking his stride he will grab limbs off bushes, pieces of mulch and grass and keep walking.

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    Default Re: chewing on sticks/branches

    Quote Originally Posted by cefe13 View Post
    Some dogs like to chew on sticks, Castor being one of them. He's actually more interested in sticks and grass than in bones or antlers. I normally don't let him chem on sticks like this one but he looked so proud having found this big stick and having hopped up on the fountain ledge.

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    And to answer your question, no, it's probably not ok. Castor doesn't digest sticks very well and will sometimes throw up afterwards.
    There's not much sticks here kinda like Texas. But my GS ate branch like in you photo and nothing has ever happened.

    BTW do you know Castor in french means beaver? Well there is your answer for your photos

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    Default Re: chewing on sticks/branches

    oh boy I love reading here... Yes, Hank has his face in the brush and pulls sticks constantly.. It seems the only time he'll sit and chew anything (except cardboard boxes) for any length of time is if I am sitting with him. He has free range of house and outside and when I'm out with him, he's searching for sticks, but when I watch from the window, he acts board with the whole stick thing luckily.

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