If you're one of the lucky people who could boast of having a dog as a pet, you would surely know that dogs love to chew on stuff. An obvious question that would have crossed your mind a couple of times, if not everyday, would be - 'Why does my dog chew on everything it gets it paws on?'
However, you need not worry if you notice your dog chewing on stuff, because, it's natural and a sign that your dog is energetic and inquisitive. Just as we humans use our hands to feel and explore our surroundings, our canine friends use their mouth.
Usually dogs chew on stuff when they have nothing better to do, however there are plenty of reasons that could lead to excessive chewing, and this article is going to help you prevent excessive chewing and at the same time give you an insight into what you could do to make your dog live a happier life - since a pleased dog would definitely have better things to do than sit around and try to get a bite off your mobile.
Of course dogs are going to keep themselves busy by finding new things to get into their mouths; however, not all dogs do it - all the time! Some of the most common reasons that could lead to excessive chewing by your dog’s include:
Inquisitiveness - Everyone loves to explore new stuff and learn new things. Similarly, whenever dogs come across something they haven't seen before, they'll try to poke their nose through and get to it - literally! But, this doesn't last long; as, they're just getting acquainted to the new gadget or accessory that's entered their territory.
Sheer loneliness - On careful observation, you will notice that your dog tends to chew on stuff when you're not in sight more than when you're around. When they're left alone they have nothing else to do other than please their natural instinct which is chewing - they have no TV's, computers, mobiles or play stations to keep themselves occupied. What else could you expect them to do?
One of the best ways to get a dog to stop chewing on everything at home is to give them chews. There are plenty of different kinds of chews available and dental chews are the best if you want to take care of your dogs oral health at the same time.