Excessive chewing can be the result of boredom, separation anxiety, or even lack of exercise. Dogs can often exhibit these signs when they are left home alone, kept in a crate for extensive periods of time, do not have access to alternative chew toys, experience a stressful event such as a thunderstorm or new baby in the home, are not taken for daily walks, or have limited amounts of interaction and playtime.
The effects of excessive chewing can be devastating to both dogs and their owners. Surgical procedures to remove foreign bodies can result in expensive vet bills, and without immediate attention, the ingestion of toxic or obstructive materials can be fatal. Improper chewing can also result in chewing the carpet, damaging furniture, walls, windowsills, shoes, glasses, and other personal belongings.
In addition to frequent exercise and human interaction, a main factor that can aide in the prevention of excessive or improper chewing includes supplying your pet with safe, appropriate dog chews. Nourish natural himalayan dog chews are all natural, highly digestible, and their hard texture makes them unlikely to splinter. Placing these chews in areas around the house where your dog typically spends a lot of time or in locations where improper chewing has occurred previously, such as beside the couch or beneath a windowsill, can help redirect your dog’s attention. This way, your dog can remain safe and healthy during those moments when anxiety, stress, or boredom may arise.