I have an 8 month old lab/husky mix. I was wondering why she eats…

I have an 8 month old lab/husky mix. I was wondering why she eats wood, anything wood. pulls up fences and eats birdhouses. is she nutritionally deprived of something? we feed her purina dog chow.

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Krista Magnifico
Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
4 years ago

Hello,
I would ask your vet to check for intestinal parasites with a fecal examination sent to the lab, and I would even discuss bloodwork if anything looks suspicious. This is the best way to understand if there are any deficiencies. I would also discuss if your puppy is getting adequate exercise and then try very hard to train her and keep her safe. Chewing wood can break teeth, cause oral cavity issues and even an intestinal obstruction.