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Old July 6th, 2013, 04:45 PM
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Labrador Eats Wood

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I have a 14 month old female Lab. She is a great dog and I love her.(Wish someone had told me that Labs are puppies for at least 2 years). She is constantly eating tree twigs. She doesn't just chew them up, she eats them. I have yet to see any problems with her so I am not terribly worried however, curious to see if this is a Lab trait. Thanks.
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Old July 6th, 2013, 04:57 PM
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My dog is a poodle mix and Marty loves to chew on sticks. I do not let him chew on it for too long as I do not want swallowing a sharp piece of wood.
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Old July 6th, 2013, 05:36 PM
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hahahahahahaaaaa Sorry did not mean to laugh out loud. I have a Chocolate Lab that is going to be 9yr this fall and she is finally matured. Yes, Labs are a fun breed to have in your home. Be thankful that your furkid is only eating sticks. Sasha eats twigs also I try to take them away but she usually gets some in her belly. She has not had any medical trouble with eating the wood...yet.

After we got our Chocolate I learned that the Yellow Labs mature at the earliest then the black then the chocolate.
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Old July 6th, 2013, 05:54 PM
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hahahahahahaaaaa Sorry did not mean to laugh out loud. I have a Chocolate Lab that is going to be 9yr this fall and she is finally matured. Yes, Labs are a fun breed to have in your home. Be thankful that your furkid is only eating sticks. Sasha eats twigs also I try to take them away but she usually gets some in her belly. She has not had any medical trouble with eating the wood...yet.

After we got our Chocolate I learned that the Yellow Labs mature at the earliest then the black then the chocolate.
Thanks. I try to get them away as we'll but she has a real knack for knowing exactly what I am about to do. Here is a recent picture.
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Old July 6th, 2013, 07:08 PM
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Have you taught her the command "leave it"? That might help if you can catch her in the act of picking up the sticks.
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Old July 6th, 2013, 07:32 PM
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What a beautiful dog she is. Doesn't it drive you crazy how your pet know what you're about to do to them? I have to tell Marty to leave it when he try to pickup thing up on the ground but he so close to the ground I am not always fast enough and have to open his mouth and see what he has. Once it a chicken bone that had a sharp point to it.
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