Dog Chewing and Biting Behaviors
Chewing and biting are natural behaviors for dogs but they can become problematic when the chewing either becomes destructive or excessive. The reasons for poor chewing behaviors usually boil down to health, behavioral, or psychological issues.
Here are a few common reasons for dogs that bite the base of their tail (even if there are no signs of fleas and other parasites).
Here’s what you should do next if your puppy doesn’t chew and only swallows his food.
Dogs that don’t chew their food put themselves at great health risk.
It’s important to stop a puppy from chewing through the crate bar due to the risk of injuries.
The intent of chewing and licking an owner’s hand is usually harmless. It could be a sign of affection, play, and grooming.
An underlying health issue may cause dogs to chew their paws and feet.
Nail-biting is a behavior you want to prevent as fast as you can. It could eventually lead to bleeding if the biting becomes too excessive.
Some dogs show a tendency to chew or suck on soft materials like blankets. This behavior goes back to natural instincts.
You shouldn’t always assume that your dog is being aggressive towards you when they try to bite while you pet them. This behavior could be triggered by causes that makes the dog feel vulnerable.
Rock chewing and eating can become a serious health threat as the rocks can cause obstruction in the dog’s digestive tract.
Tail-chewing could be a result of boredom or health-related issues that’s creating discomfort and pain in the area.
Bored and anxious dogs are likely to engage in destructive chewing behaviors, such as eating the carpet and other fabric-based materials.
Biting another dog’s ear could indicate a number of signs such as wanting to play or groom.
Leg-biting behaviors may be an indication of poor physical and mental health.
Dogs that chew and scratch themselves raw is a red flag and must be treated quickly to prevent further infections and behavioral problems.
Did your dog get bitten by another dog? Learn how to deal with an urgent situation like this that requires immediate vet attention.