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How to Make Your Puppy Stop Eating Everything in Sight


 How to Make Your Puppy Stop Eating Everything in Sight

How to Make Your Puppy Stop Eating Everything in Sight

Puppies have a hard time discerning what they put in their mouths, and as a result, they may consume some bizarre substances. Your dog may insist on chewing strange, unpleasant, or hazardous things when you're teaching him what to eat and how frequently to fill his bowl. There is good news for both of you:

 your puppy may outgrow this perplexing behavior, and there are things you can do to encourage it along the way.

What Is It About Puppies and Eating Everything?

  • Using their tongues, puppies investigate their surroundings by grabbing and chewing on things. Their method of determining what is and isn't edible includes chewing, mouthing, and sometimes swallowing things. Puppies typically outgrow this instinctive habit, although it may lead to problems, such as obstructions or poisoning.

  • When something is flavored or perfumed, it may become alluring—and sometimes impossible to resist—to eat. Usual sources of contamination include grease-covered cooking utensils, milky baby bottle nibbles, and worn-out tampons or dirty diapers.

  • Wearable socks and slippers may also be an issue since they smell like you, so keep them away from your dog until it learns that they're not appropriate food.


  • Pica is the term used to describe the behavior of repeatedly eating things that are not edible. Puppy toys are often swallowed by mistake, but pica describes the almost-obsessive need to chew pebbles or bite down on nondigestible substances like as dirt, twigs, or sand. One reason is because animals' diets are deficient in necessary nutrients. Consult your veterinarian if you think your puppy is acting strangely.

Grazing on the Grass

  • Your puppy may get the vitamins he needs by eating grass, which many dogs will do on a regular basis. It's possible that your dog just like the flavor. Unless it turns into chewing on toxic plants, the occasional grazing is usually not a reason for alarm.

The Secrets of the Dirt

  • Some pups seem to be attracted to certain types of soil or prefer to chew on certain objects, such as pebbles. Some believe that the appeal is due to the scent. This is especially true if the place has been marked by the urine of another animal. Puppies may use dirt as a sensory aid to better comprehend what's being communicated to them.

  • Mulch heaps with a mushroom-like scent or flavor may be preferred by certain dogs. An overindulgence in dirt-munching may create stomach problems, but a little bit of it here and there is generally not going to be a problem.

  • In contrast, chewing pebbles is a bad habit that has to be broken. This is bad for your puppy's teeth, but it's also dangerous since it may cause him to choke. Pet-safe chew toys are ideal for puppies that are teething and have a strong urge to chew. Consult with your vet about your choices.

Problems with Poop

  • When pups eat their own excrement, it's a nasty habit for their owners. Cat box nuggets, cattle patties, and horse droppings may be especially enticing to pups. Because these animals don't always digest their food fully, their feces may include nutrients that were lost during digestion. However, this is something that should be avoided at all costs since excrement may contain dangerous parasites. In most cases, poop-eating pups outgrow it as they develop.

How to Make Your Puppy Stop Eating Everything

  • Your puppy's basic training should involve educating it not to eat or chew anything other than its toys, food, or rewards as part of the training process. There will come a time when your puppy will no longer eat anything that falls on the ground without being rewarded. If this is the case, here are some things to look out for:

  1. Make your house puppy-proof. Your pet's life and your veterinary expenses may both be saved if you use this method.
  2. Make sure your dog is well monitored at all times. When teaching your puppy not to eat things it shouldn't, it's essential that you keep a close eye on him. When you're unable to give your puppy your whole attention, confine him to a kennel.
  3. When you see your dog mouthing something it shouldn't, give a strong "no" to correct its behavior. When your dog is chewing on anything improper, teach him a command like "drop it."
  4. Use a chew toy or other diversion to take your mind off the punishment. For instance, if you're out in the fresh air, you may use the time to practice training your puppy to sit or lay down. In general, puppies have short attention spans and will have completely forgotten about the tempting nonfood nibble by the time you've finished the brief lesson (including incentive goodies).

What's Next?

Even if your puppy doesn't eat the prohibited food all the time, he will eventually learn not to do it. If this occurs, you may assist keep your pet safe by taking the following steps:

  • Small items usually pass through the puppy's body unharmed and wind out on the grass within 24 to 72 hours.

  • Make sure you know what to do if your dog eats anything that isn't meant for him. As a result, it's a good idea to contact your veterinarian for guidance before attempting any of these tricks. She'll be able to advise you whether you should induce vomiting or wait for the item to pass if the puppy has to come in for an examination.

  • Get a stick and gloves so you can probe into your puppy's waste to make sure the item is out of its system if your veterinarian recommends you to let it pass by without removing it. When you give your dog food, you're activating digestive juices, cushioning the food, and assisting the digestion process.