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OK this was funny at first but now it turns in a worry . My backyard is fairly big and Luna love to explore around every corner .

The problem is that she eats anything she find .. Now to count , I found her eating a rock , when realized half of it was already in her stomach 

2 days ago she wasnt feeling good in the morning and when she puke there was a big piece of plastic 

I guess we been lucky after find tha she eat a earring , Plastic , found her chewing a piece of broken glass , a bottle cap , etc ... Now she start eating the bugs she find ( yes eating , not playing ) 

The thing is when I try to get her cause she is chewing something she just run as if we been playing and she swallows it 

Yesterday she was chewing something that sound like metal and when she saw me swallow it , the thing stuck on her throat for a couple sec then went to the stomach 

I was hopping this change over the time but it is getting worse and worse ... I feel one day Im going to run with her to the Vet with a serious cond

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Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on November 23, 2014 at 12:41pm

Mark and I have been so fortunate.  But then again we watched him like a hawk.  The strangest things he ate was a small bar of soap and the living room floor.  (The grout between the tile)  But only in one spot, so we covered it with duck tape.  LOL

Comment by De la paz and Luna on November 18, 2014 at 12:39am

OK by what I read there is still a  long way ahead ... Luna is only 8 months old 

Like Michelle said I realized that chasing her is not the right way , that's actually what she is looking for so the chewing turns intro a fun chase which end in she swallowing the object  . So now Im just trying to attract her to remove the whatever she chew 

I was worry when posted cause she didnt eat well for 2 days after eat something that sound like metal . Now she is back to normal , I did check the pop for 2 days and is ok . 

Here it is the weird part , she is very smart and selective  , We leave her 2 hours alone daily , no cage , she never eat or chew on any thing at all , even some Sat when we go out and she stay alone for a whole day .

She never chew a cable , no Cells , no furniture ,  The only shoes she chew is an old one I gave to her for playing

However anything else she find goes right to her mouth .

I cant blame her for chasing the bugs , including lizards which are her fav cause the Golden retriver and Poodle were made as chaser dogs Also every time someone is back to the house she look for something to bring you and start whining around for 2 min .. I guess that comes from  the retriever ADN  

Oh.. the cream leather bones ( I know know exact name ) are good for only 1 hour , She love it so much but last only 1 hour before it is  destroyed and ended on her stomach 

Well I guess with careful , training and luck we will survive the next 1.5 year till she grow and stop the chew/shallow behavior 

Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on November 16, 2014 at 6:19pm

Dulcie used to put EVERYTHING in her mouth, including paperclips, bobby pins, rocks, etc., but I didn't have a problem with her swallowing them.  When she was small, I used to use a pen to keep her away from unwanted objects.  Now, at almost three, that behavior is almost gone, thank goodness!  I think the issue may resolve some with age, but it's kind of like having a toddler and making sure there aren't temptations about, as well as following the training Kathy suggests!  Good luck with Miss Luna!

Comment by Michelle on November 16, 2014 at 6:18pm

Instead of chasing which may remind Luna of playing, try calling her to you then telling her to drop it.  If she doesn't know drop it yet just twke it out of her mouth while saying it and she will get the hang of it eventually.  Then give her an appropriate chewy.  Bo is into EVERYTHING so we started drop it training right away.  Hopefully she will outgrow this phase soon!

Comment by Lorie & Piper on November 16, 2014 at 3:41pm

when piper was younger, she used to play with the river rocks in our backyard...liked to put a rock in her mouth and click it on her teeth...we would find rocks in her poo...would also throw up rocks ):  i got her several nylabones...the ones shaped like a bone, comes in a chicken flavor...she loves these bones (:  i also would go thru my yard and make sure there wasn't anything in there that i didn't want her chewing on.  piper stopped with the rocks around age 2 (:

Comment by Beverly and Eli on November 16, 2014 at 2:18pm

Good advice Kathy and I would add lots of things he is allowed to chew. We have found if we insist he drops what he has, then we replace it with something he is allowed to chew, he doesn't care as long as he has something. Good luck.

Comment by Kathy, Elliott & Spencer on November 16, 2014 at 2:15pm
It's scary when they do this. Spencer has an incredible list of stuff he has eaten/chewed, a lot of it scarfed from countertops or where we have left stuff lying that we should have put away. However, that doesn't make it okay for him to do it just because we left it where he could get it. When we get something back from him that he was actively taking, or chewing, he is told to "sit," "look at me," (wait for full eye contact) "is this yours?" (Hold item right in front of him, he will turn away and we wait until he confronts the object), then "down, stay, leave it" and he must stay down with the object right in front of him between his paws without touching it for about 10 minutes. It does seem to help.
However, what helps the most is exercise, and interactive play with his humans. When he gets this, there is a very marked decrease in the filching, running, and chewing things he should not have. We have learned that a bored doodle is a challenge. They are so smart that not only do they find their own pastimes, but they know how to push their humans' buttons to get the attention they crave. Like little kids, even negative attention is better than no attention.
Good luck with Miss Luna. Hope this helps.
Comment by Beverly and Eli on November 16, 2014 at 1:31pm

It isn't good that she swallows her finds. Eli eats tissues and paper. He raids trash cans for them. We do everything we can to keep things he could pick up from his reach. When outside, you may need to monitor her activities closely. How old is she? We have found that Eli picks up less and less as time goes by, he's almost 2.

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