Dog Chewing Paws are one of the most common problems among dogs. There are many reasons why your dog may chew his or her paws. Some of them include:
– Lack of exercise (too much)
– Stress (overly excited)
– Poor socialization with other dogs (not enough)
There are several things which can be done to prevent your dog from doing such a thing, but unfortunately there isn’t any magic cure for it. However, there are some natural remedies which can help you to stop your dog from chewing his or her paws.
The first thing that needs to be done is to get rid of the problem itself. If you have a puppy then it’s very likely that they will start chewing their paws when they grow up. You need to teach them not to do so.
A good way would be getting a collar with a bell attached to it and ringing it at regular intervals while walking around the house. This will make sure that your pup doesn’t go wandering off and chew his or her paws. Another method would be to put a leash on him/her and walk him/her around the house. Make sure that he/she stays away from furniture, doors, windows etc…
Another thing which can be done is to purchase a chew toy for your dog. These toys are made out of soft material like cotton and stuffed with various materials such as shredded paper, pieces of rubber bands etc.. It is a good idea to keep one in every room of the house.
This will prevent your dog from chewing his or her paws. However, you must check these toys regularly since your dog may try to eat them if they begin to rot.
Getting your dog their own food bowl and water bowl can also help a lot. Dogs usually don’t chew on things they consider as their own.
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