My 3 yar old female husky/golden ret. is always licking the sofa. It is made…

My 3 yar old female husky/golden ret. is always licking the sofa. It is made of microfiber. Can this harm her?

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Claudia, What an interesting question. I think that your primary concern is whether the ingestion of the microfibers of your couch is harmful? I certainly don’t think that ingestion of any synthetic material is good, and it is hard to know just how much of the fibers are being ingested (i.e. swallowed and sitting in the stomach). I have seen many many dogs that ingest foreign materials that cause gastro-intestinal upset, and also become lodged in the stomach and/or intestines that need to be surgically removed. Synthetic fibers are difficult for the gastric acid in the stomach to break… Read more »