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/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif Lately i've caught Lucky eating wood. If I start a fire he will scamper off with bits of pieces to munch on under the table.

I can't seem to get him to break that habit. A pencil is like caviar to him. My sons hockey stick is like a giant lolipop - just to irresitable for him.

I'm worried this can't be good for him - and he has plenty of bones and toys of his own.

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You have the same problem as me. I let the girls outside and they are chewing on sticks. The other day Jasmine came in and kept coughing until some pieces of wood came up. All I can picture is a trip to the emergency vet? :angryfire:

I don't know how to break them of this habit.

They also try to sneak pieces into the house. :greendevil:
 

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My girls like wood also. They grab any stick and have even chewed on my pine table legs, which is no issue to repair. They have munched on a baseboard. I know that any sharp edge could cause a potential problem and try to prevent wood chewing, but they seem to be outgrowing it more and more. Our biggest problem now is still sticks. I think we are at a stage of doing the best we can at watching what they pick up, but sometimes I know there will be some wood chewing. I just keep my fingers crossed. In the house I spray with Bitter Apple and that works, but outside I can't spray the entire yard.
 
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Seems like all I can is be more vigilant.

Bitter Apple - heard of it, does it stain or is it clear ?

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I also use the bitter apple in the house on different things. No staining and no odor that I can deteched.

My coffee table in my living room looks like I have termites. Its the perfect height for them to knaw on... :freak:
 

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Maggie also likes to eat wood. I wouldn't worry so much if she just chewed but she chews and swallows. She hasn't gone after my furniture but she isn't alone enough to do that. I tried bitter apple on a wicker basket when we first got Maggie. She licked it all off the basket and then went after the bottle that I had left sitting on the end table and chewed the bottle until I was able to get it back.
 

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Bitter Apple never worked on my Lucky. He just licked it off and went right to chewing it. He never chewed wood. He always preferred soft leather when he was a pup. He just grew out of it. I just learned to get everything out of his reach before he grew out of it.
 

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Fin will chew on anything. He's all about the destruction of the item and not actually eating the item. It bugs me so much because I find little pieces of paper, wood, plastic, rubber, basically anything he can chew up. I swear he has ADD though because he'll start chewing on a great bone and within 5 minutes he's onto something new and probably something more valuable to me.
 

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Gage is a wood chewer too. He won't bother furniture, but pencils and sticks are like treats to him. I really try to keep them away from him, because as a puppy he did get a splinter caught in his throat. Not a fun time.
 

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As a pup, Boeing loved to chew on one of the armrests on my mom's reclining chair. (It's golden teak wood and quite expensive and there's no way we can repair it :doh: ) Then, thank goodness, he just grew out of it. Now, he just prefers to chew (and shred) kitchen towels. You should see all these rags in my kitchen /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif
 

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If bitter apple doesn't work, try using vinegar diluted with water. Charlie would sneeze and walk away. He also hates bitter apple.


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I wish I could help. Tippi grabbed a stick today while laying outside, but all she does is breaks off pieces and then makes a big show of spitting them out, then she looks at me. Sometimes when she does this I get the feeling that she's trying to tell me that she's angry with me for some perceived injustice. What do you think?

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