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Old 02-28-2011, 07:04 AM
 
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For two years my dog has slept on a nice Pendleton wool blanket on the floor next to my bed. It started out as him jumping on the bed to lay on the blanket at the foot of the bed, but since I don't want him jumping up and down, I just moved the blanket to the floor for him.

Last night - while I sat in the living room and watched the Oscars - he completely destroyed his lovely blanket.

I take total responsibility for "giving" it to him. I get it that if I didn't want it torn up, I should not have allowed him to sleep on it, but why now? Why after not chewing at it for two years did he decide to shred the thing?

Strange...
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Oh, that sucks! And that is strange that he would suddenly act that way; perhaps keep an eye on him for the next few days? Otherwise, maybe he just had a bad dream or discovered a tear or a loose thread somewhere that just got completely out-of-control once he decided to investigate.

I'm sorry for your loss. RIP Pendleton Blanket 1
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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was he bored?
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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was he bored?
No - it was his usual bedtime. The only odd thing is that typically he lays on the floor near me if I'm watching TV and last night he went on to the bedroom. Maybe he thought that Anne Hathaway and James Franco were boring Oscar hosts...
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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How old is he?
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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You just never know...buy him a regular dog bed, although mine used to chew his all the time, until he was about 3 years old. Sometimes they just do stuff...
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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Obviously he was mad at you for watching the Oscars.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Obviously he was mad at you for watching the Oscars.
LMAO or he didn't like the hosts!
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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There may have been some scent in the blanket that caught his attention. The scent could have come from the dog and had nothing to do with you.

Dogs tend to chew things from interest more than from anger. They don't have as many taste buds as we do, so texture interests them more than us, and they have different instincts.

It's hard to say why your dog decided to chew up his blanket, but I'm pretty sure he didn't think it was lovely or precious to him. Maybe he just noticed a sharp weed seed he brought in in his coat and wanted to get the seed out of his bed.

I would watch him for signs of constipation; dog's don't digest wool very well, but the dog surely swallowed some. Don't get mad at him- buy a cheap old cotton blanket at Goodwill instead. If he chews the second blanket up, I'd suggest talking to a vet about some behavior modification. It may become a game for the dog if it becomes repetitive.
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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Do keep a close eye on him and if he is disinterested in eating, throws up and/or gets diarrhea, a vet visit is in order. For the most part, you should be aware for the next week or so but if he throws up and gets diarrhea in the future you might want to mention this event to the vet. Most always these chewing events do not cause problems...until they do. I lost a dog to intestinal blockage due to her picking at the towels on top of her bedding.
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