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Old 04-26-2005, 02:03 PM
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Default Wood twigs?

My 5 month old puppy absolutely loves bringing twigs from the yard and chewing them for hours... I'm a bit worried that they will hurt his stomach and intestines though.

Should I be worried?
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:07 PM
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It's not good to swallow the twigs. Try to be carefull and take away the twig when he's chewing on it...
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:13 PM
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Agree with Nicco. You never know. Plus some plants are poisonous.
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:16 PM
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Sounds like he's teething. Maybe you should give him some twig alternatives. Twigs dont' really worry me that much. I let my dogs chew on them but that doesn't mean it's right!

If he's teethign you could try giving him a frozen carrot or something to chew on
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:19 PM
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Yes he is teething, and he has a dozen of toys to chew on too.. He just always loves getting what he's not supposed to (paper is a favorite...).
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:21 PM
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Typical puppy
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:22 PM
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Indeed He's awesome though
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:23 PM
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Gus likes a good twig to chew!! But be careful if they are running with them because if they get caught in the ground or anything they can puncture the roof of their mouths!
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:35 PM
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Mine are bad about gnawing branches off of the sedge that keeps cropping up and carrying them around.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:11 PM
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Our Rufus once got terrible bad breath once.....found a twig ( 1/4 " x 3'' ) had wedged between his last 2 molars on roof of his mouth. I let the chew but check their mouths.
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