March 1, 2009
Hope your day is going well.
I just noticed Dexter has gotten into a habit of literally eating sticks outside.
He’s only 8 mths so i’m hoping it s a faze. Is there something possibly lacking
in his diet?? Im going crazy and dont want to let him out to play. I try to
clean the sticks up but we have a lot of trees.
It’s a phase, thank heavens! Chewing behavior is normal for a young bulldog
and it’s sometimes difficult to keep them away from things they shouldn’t
eat. Sticks are ok for Dexter to chew on but not so good if he eats them
because splinters can damage his esophagus and stomach.
He will outgrow this but in the meantime you could try to distract him with
something else like a prized toy or a ball.
There’s nothing missing in his diet, it’s more of a puppy thing. If he eats
dirt that can indicate a dietary deficiency, but in general this sort of chewing
Here’s a site with some good advice on alternatives to sticks:
I hope this helps. Please let me know how it goes.
Your Bulldog Pal,