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Older Dog Has Started Chewing on Things

I have had my Pomeranian mix for 10 years. She has cataracts and is just about blind, however that is not my problem. I have noticed that in the past couple of weeks, she has started chewing on the carpet, blankets, pillowcases. Whatever is close to where she is sleeping.

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She is old. I'm wondering if possibly her teeth are bothering her. Can someone help? I love her so much and don't want her to be in pain if that's the case. Thank you.

By famousamos1206 from Wilmington, DE

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September 18, 20090 found this helpful

If you haven't taken her to the vet to have her teeth checked, that's a good place to start.

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September 19, 20090 found this helpful

It sounds as if she does have teeth and gum problems. She needs to see the vet, as any infection that goes under the gums can go to her heart, just like a human. In addition to that, the infection can get into the jaw bones and cause all sorts of problems.

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September 21, 20090 found this helpful

Cataracts, fix narurally. First drop or 2 of cold process flax oil, 5 to 30 mins later, drop or 2 of gentle eye drops with 15% MSM ( about 1 teaspoon for an ounce) start 3 times a day. Takes a while because catarats come off in layers. Length of treatment varies with each cataract. Teeth see a vet. Build immune system. She may have stomach upset.

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September 21, 20090 found this helpful

Muttmom again. Your little one need some Willadwater xxx to help with her teeth and general health. Another is colloidal silver water.

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September 21, 20090 found this helpful

People, whenever your dog has a problem you think may be medical, don't ask questions here, which takes days or more to answer. Go to the vet ASAP! Would you ask about your sick child here? How can anyone here know what I wrong with your beloved pet without seeing him?

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March 19, 20170 found this helpful

People don't have time to run to the dr or vet every time they have a question.

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September 21, 20090 found this helpful

I agree with "lindal". Please take her to the vet ASAP.

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September 22, 20090 found this helpful

She's been to the vet! Her teeth are in great shape. Nobody answered my question, you fed into what my fear was. And then attacked me for it. Of all the responses that I got back, only 1 was nice enouph to actually give me advice instead of talking to me like an idiot. I have found the answer to my problem, and it wasnt from any of you know it alls! Thank you to the person that gave me advice about the cataracts.

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August 19, 20160 found this helpful

My senior dog (almost 16) has also started chewing on his bed or a towel if lying on one. You never mentioned what you found out I would be curious. Thank you

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March 24, 20170 found this helpful

Hi, glad you got the issue resolved. What did you find out? I would be interested for my fur friend. Thanks

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May 12, 20170 found this helpful

What was the issue, may I ask? My 11 year bulldog gal has started doing this also. Totally out of character for her. Vets are useless anyway. They pump your animals with toxic pharmaceuticals anyway and have nearly killed my boy bully putting him on steroids against my wishes. I'm sorry, but nobody knows my pup better than I. And no test in the world can prove that. I treat mine all naturally and has worked wonders.

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My boy is sensitive to everything and through trial and error, I know what's best. The vets can only treat symptoms, not an illness. Mine can't seem to figure out what's wrong with both my babies. But I got it under control for the most part keeping their immune system up but I'm worried about my ol gals blanket and pillow biting. They have hip issues due to their breed. Most days are good, but I'm working wondering if it's pain? I would be grateful to learn the results of your senior pups issue also. And how is your pup doing now? Best wishes to you both

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September 23, 20090 found this helpful

I wish I had some tips for you; however, I just wanted to let you know that your precious one is adorable. As a dog/cat lover I hope someone can give you some helpful advice. As for those who question you and or ridicule you, just remember there are many many more people out there who wish you well! :-) Good luck to you and your four legged child.

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