Thread: Dogs and Wood
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 03:05 PM
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Grover4, I can sympathize with you. I have a lab and a husky that are the same. The husky never chewed until the lab came along. The lab also showed him how much fun digging holes can be. They have chewed the bark off a tree, destroyed our deck, part of a fence, and the little stand that I use to hang my laundry out on the clothesline.

The deck and stand are also made of treated lumber. My lab's back teeth have turned black in places. We don't know if it's from the treated wood or not. He's been seen by the vet and pics and xrays sent to the dentistry specialist and both don't know if the treated wood could cause something like that. The husky's teeth are fine so one would think that the treated wood didn't cause it.

How old are your beagles? My husky is 19 months and my lab is 13 months. They still like to dig but the wood chewing has noticeably slowed down. Perhaps because all the easy to get at places are already destroyed.
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