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Why does my dog eat crayons?

asked 2017-02-23 14:29:44 -0500

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answered 2017-02-23 15:30:52 -0500

Dogs are like humans in that they get exposed to different foods and flavors and eventually take a liking to certain foods moreso than others, possibly crayons. If your dog eats crayons, it is extremely important to check the label of the crayon and make sure it's non-toxic. If the crayon is toxic for whatever reason, I would highly recommend taking your dog to the vet. If the crayon is non-toxic, like Crayola crayons, it problem isn't going to harm your dog. Even though crayons don't pose a serious threat to your dog if they're consumed, I would try to eliminate the crayon-eating and encourage the dog to eat food specific for dogs or even provide the dog with treats that meet the nutritional requirements they need.

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answered 2017-02-23 14:31:42 -0500

This is most likely to them finding the texture pleasurable...they also have different tastes than us. Your best bet is to try to find a softer bone like that, some dental bones are close, and encourage that instead.

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