Chewing toenails?

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Postby Hundilein » January 26th, 2009, 7:47 pm

Renee sometimes chews on her rear toenails. I just assume that they are too long and cut them, and that usually stops the chewing for a while. Is this a normal thing? Hannah doesn't do it, but I think her nails grow more slowly than Renee's, so maybe they just never get long enough to bother her. Is it something I should be worried about? Do I need to cut her nails more often? I usually do them every few weeks. Is my dog just strange?
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Postby madremissy » January 26th, 2009, 8:44 pm

Well add Kinzyl to the strange category. I was wondering this same thing. Sometimes she does it when they need to be clipped and then sometimes she does it right after they are clipped. I always check her toes when she is doing it to make sure nothing is wrong. She never has any redness or anything in them. Very curious myself.
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Postby Pit♥bull » January 26th, 2009, 9:07 pm

Trouble chews her nails when they need clipped, always has. :(
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Postby SisMorphine » January 26th, 2009, 9:16 pm

Teeny has chewed on her nails in the past. Provided you don't notice any sort of mutilation to the paw or nails then I wouldn't worry.
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Postby Pit♥bull » January 26th, 2009, 9:21 pm

SisMorphine wrote:Teeny has chewed on her nails in the past. Provided you don't notice any sort of mutilation to the paw or nails then I wouldn't worry.
Makes a quite annoying sound in the middle of the night though :(
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Postby Jenn » January 26th, 2009, 9:25 pm

Tucker used to chew on his back toe nails too, and yes it can be very annoying the middle of the night. He hasn't done it in a while. His are solid black though, and I barely tip them quite often because I'm so worried about hurting him.
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Postby Marinepits » January 26th, 2009, 9:42 pm

Pit$Bull wrote:Makes a quite annoying sound in the middle of the night though :(


Er, yah. Like fingernails on a chalkboard. *shudder*
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Postby airwalk » January 26th, 2009, 11:08 pm

Hey could be worse..Scooter chews on his whole foot (and then wants to kiss me)
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Postby iluvk9 » January 27th, 2009, 7:15 am

airwalk wrote:Hey could be worse..Scooter chews on his whole foot (and then wants to kiss me)



And you should!!! :)

Truman chews on his nails and Darlene's.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 27th, 2009, 9:33 am

Inara just likes to lick her hoo-haw and bum. :|
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Postby Hundilein » January 27th, 2009, 11:34 am

Thanks everyone! I'm glad to hear that this is not one of the things that makes Renee a total wacko. I guess I will just continue to try to remember to trim her nails before she starts chewing them.
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Postby Pit♥bull » January 27th, 2009, 11:46 am

Hundilein wrote:Thanks everyone! I'm glad to hear that this is not one of the things that makes Renee a total wacko. I guess I will just continue to try to remember to trim her nails before she starts chewing them.
I'm sure she'll remind you. :P
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Postby katiek0417 » January 28th, 2009, 6:48 am

While I've never heard them do it...I'm convinced some of our dogs have to do it because we never need to cut their nails...Jue, Cy, and Nemo...NEVER have to cut their nails...Sacha, too...but for her I know it's because she scratches the bottom of her crate...but the boys don't do that...
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Postby iluvk9 » January 28th, 2009, 7:08 am

katiek0417 wrote: because we never need to cut their nails...Jue, Cy, and Nemo...NEVER have to cut their nails...


How weird is that?! We had a two German Sheps. when I was growing up and we never cut their nails either. But then they ate "Ken-L-Ration" canned food, only went to the Vet for rabies vaccines and lived to 16.
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Postby katiek0417 » January 28th, 2009, 7:12 am

iluvk9 wrote:
katiek0417 wrote: because we never need to cut their nails...Jue, Cy, and Nemo...NEVER have to cut their nails...


How weird is that?! We had a two German Sheps. when I was growing up and we never cut their nails either. But then they ate "Ken-L-Ration" canned food, only went to the Vet for rabies vaccines and lived to 16.


But it's weird that this is true for only our males...our females (Neeners, Asja, and Dru) need their nails cut every few weeks...so I have no explanation... :rolleyes2:
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Postby iluvk9 » January 28th, 2009, 7:16 am

Both our GSD were females. 8)
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Postby LMM » January 28th, 2009, 11:20 am

Mama chews her back toenails and that works for me because she is wayyyy too nervous to let me cut them. I've been able to do it but it's a chore and I quicked her last time :(
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Postby BigDogBuford » January 28th, 2009, 12:42 pm

airwalk wrote:Hey could be worse..Scooter chews on his whole foot (and then wants to kiss me)


Doogie does that,too. Chews on it just like a big hamhock.
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Postby mnp13 » January 28th, 2009, 1:58 pm

Cleo chewed her nails, I wish the current dogs did. She always kept hers nice and short for me.
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Postby airwalk » January 28th, 2009, 4:06 pm

BigDogBuford wrote:
airwalk wrote:Hey could be worse..Scooter chews on his whole foot (and then wants to kiss me)


Doogie does that,too. Chews on it just like a big hamhock.


Yep that's a pretty good description. I always ask him "taste good???"
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