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Why does my dog eat kleenex?

asked 2017-03-29 16:53:47 -0600

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According to the ASPCA, dogs eat tissues out of boredom, anxiety, or some sort of nutrition deficit. Talk to your vet to see if your dog is getting the nutrition he/she needs!

Bailey T.'s profile imageBailey T. ( 2017-03-30 16:41:57 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-07-16 18:14:10 -0600

My dog likes the taste of -- well, snot & buggers!! I switched to cloth hankies about a month after I got her, and now she leaves the trash can alone and digs through my laundry basket instead. Sometimes I'll come home to see several strewn about the house, or she will be holding one between her paws & licking it clean. I'm not too worried about it anymore, now that she is not eating all that paper. I've never seen any cloth bits in the yard.

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answered 2017-03-31 08:13:33 -0600

eating tissues says he or she may be deficient in a little bit of extra playtime!

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answered 2017-03-29 18:29:16 -0600

Often times, pups will eat kleenex and facial tissues out of boredom or anxiety. Many dogs and puppies explore their world through chewing, and can develop a paper eating habit early on if they associate it with gaining their owner's attention. This can be exacerbated if the pup is hungry.

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