Does your puppy eat rocks?

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Courthouse

My labrador growing up used to eat rocks alllll the time. He also ate nuts and bolts… He threw them up but ya, it’s a dog thing haha.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Courthouse

My puppy ate his own poop. Nasty little things! Cute…but nasty.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We have two six month old corgis, and we’ve caught one of them eating rocks! I don’t understand! LOL they’re almost done teething though, so hopefully it’ll pass!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

rocks are one of the few things my puppy *doesn’t* try to eat, lol. she and the other 2 dogs love to chew on pinecones tho!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Deejayelle:  Yes she tries to, but if i catch her i will pull it out of her mouth.

She loves sticks, too.

Cant flippin leave her unattended in the yard for too long lol 

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Ours ate rocks too around that age. I was always so worried but then he stopped. Must be a puppy thing.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our puppy did that for a couple of months. He is 8 months now and has grown out of it 🙂 Vet said it’s fine as long as they don’t get a blockage.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  JMR2.
Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My dog is 2 now, but yes he used to eat rocks as a puppy. It drove us crazy, but he’s perfectly fine.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Deejayelle:  My Boxer has never eaten rocks (surprisingly).

He loves to chew on plastic water jugs (the ones like milk jugs). He’s 2 now so he’s done teething, but I can tell by the way he chews on the plastic that it has to feel so good on his teeth/gums. Maybe try giving your pup some non “toy” chew toys and see if that pulls his focus away from the rocks. 

We also give our boy deer antlers (we hunt and search for the antlers that deer shed every year). You can buy them at a pet store. They don’t splinter like bones do so they’re better on the digestive tract. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

Our babies will eat pretty much anything, up to and including poop. Delish…. :-/ When they were teething, I used to soak a washcloth, tie a knot in it, and freeze it. Cold for sore gums, knot is hard, ends are good for sucking on. I don’t think it’ll sub for a rock, but might help with the gumming.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Rocks, pinecones, frogs, squirrels, poo, lots of good outside things.  My vet said that as long as everything comes out okay not to worry about it.  Oh – I have to keep her on Trefexis becuase it works on worms too.  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Our puppy eats it all! No worries. What I would do is consider getting an antler! You can get them at most pet stores. Best investment you can make! Our puppy is obsessed with it and brings them around the house with him everywhere. They cost ~$12-$30 dollars depending on the size and will last a long time. Perfect for teething and safe. I’m not a fan of rawhide bc I always feel like my dog might choke on it since he devours and conquers hahaha!

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