Hi Mike here with 11 month old Sanka male. I can’t get him to stop eating none food items off the floor ground or anywhere his mouth will reach. I know that rotts will chew but this is excessive.
He will pull chunks of lawn grass out the ground and eat it, plastic bags if I don’t get to him, wood from BBQ area, leaves from the hedges just about anything he can put his mouth on. I don’t leave him outside in the back when I am not home. But back there by himself with things left they will be played with destroyed and some may be digested.
At this moment he is passing watery stool it started yesterday and this morning home from work he had soup in his crate awful smell. I am watching him to see if I need to rush him to the vet. By the way I got rope balls of different sizes for him to play with in the back.
4 cups of blue a day split between morning and evening. Help
Hi Mike, yes Rottweilers do love to chew things – just like all puppies do – but this behavior sounds excessive. Perhaps even obsessive.
You will definitely need to keep a very close eye on your pup because he could do himself some damage quite easily this way.
If his diarrhea doesn’t improve, or you notice other symptoms, definitely have him checked out by your veterinarian to make sure he hasn’t ingested something dangerous or toxic, and that there’s no obstruction in his gut.
Given how inclined he is to eat things, I wouldn’t recommend rope balls, you need something he can’t destroy. Check out my Tough Dog Toys page for some ideas. For the really destructive chewer I’ve found that natural elk antlers and natural, cleaned, bones (in the giant sizes) are the best.
The Jolly Ball (check Amazon, they were originally used for horses) are great. They’re too big to fit in a dog’s mouth, but Rotties often enjoy pushing them and pawing them.
You might also want to discuss this behavior with your veterinarian and see if he feels there are any tests needed to make sure that there’s not an underlying physical condition causing his behavior.
Perhaps other readers will have had a similar experience and can help. Lots of luck with your boy!
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