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Blanket sucking

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:56 pm

My dog sucks on blankets anytime he wants to wind down or go to sleep. Anyone else's dog do this?
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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by chuckfriedrice » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:28 pm

No but my 1 yr old Huskie chews on them, lol
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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by LilGreenPuffer » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:28 pm

I've never heard of dogs doing it, but cats commonly wool-suck: http://www.thecatsite.com/Behavior/231/ ... -Cats.html
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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:34 am

I think it's because my dog was weaned and sold off too early. A college student bought him out of a car in front of family dollar when he was 4 weeks old. she obviously couldn't keep him at her dorm so when he was 6 weeks old she rehomed him, and that's how I got him.
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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by RTR » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:19 am

I also have been told that the activity in dogs is the result of too-early weaning. It sounds reasonable, but I cannot say I have heard such from the professionals.
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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:59 pm

RTR wrote:I also have been told that the activity in dogs is the result of too-early weaning. It sounds reasonable, but I cannot say I have heard such from the professionals.

Yeah, I have been looking for something professional stating what it is. The most I have got so far is someone saying that it's in working dog breeds.
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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by zookey » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:04 pm

My dog was orphaned at 2 weeks old and does not suck on anything. She was spayed by the time she was 6 months but still will whine and nuzzle squeaky toys that make noises simular to that of a young pup.

Maybe your dog just has issues..... (kidding)

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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by pufferlover19 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:01 am

I have an Australian Shepherd and she does the same thing. She was sucking on the blanket so much that she tore off some and it got stuck in her stomach. She got sick and had to go to the vet. If I was you, I would remove the blanket from wherever she can get it, unless you are there to watch her, but especially take it away when you are gone.

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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by J-P » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:53 am

RTR wrote:I also have been told that the activity in dogs is the result of too-early weaning. It sounds reasonable, but I cannot say I have heard such from the professionals.
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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by bertie 83 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:08 pm

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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by warlord238 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:12 pm

i have a 160 lb bull mastiff thats roughly the size of a baby whale and she sucks on her blanket...the vet forced a c section killing all the pups except her and she was human raised from day 1 so i would have to agree with it being from being weaned to early, or not at all in this case

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Re: Blanket sucking

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:11 pm

warlord238 wrote:i have a 160 lb bull mastiff thats roughly the size of a baby whale and she sucks on her blanket...the vet forced a c section killing all the pups except her and she was human raised from day 1 so i would have to agree with it being from being weaned to early, or not at all in this case
How sad.
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