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Q. I have a 10 yo standard poodle who is eating the edges of blankets. This has happened before. What is our next step?

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. I guess at the risk of being overly obvious I'd say you'll have to keep the dog away from blankets. Sounds like you're aware of the potential for a blockage, and you're right to be concerned. You should consider an examination by your vet and possibly some blood work, as occasionally liver disease can cause licking and chewing of non-food items.


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