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27th June 2008, 08:44 PM
does anyone else's cavlier pup chew their own ears? ours has started doing it the last couple of weeks, she's only 4 months old so hoping it's just a pup thing she will grow out of. she also chews at her own feet and tail, we try to distract her with toys or chews but she will soon go back to doing it. should i be worried about this, or will she just grow out of it? she is the first cavalier (first dog come to that) that i've had.

27th June 2008, 10:52 PM
yeap sounds normal to me .......mine chew each others as well :)

Cathy Moon
28th June 2008, 12:30 AM
I would definitely try to discourage the hair biting by distracting her in a positive way with toys and chews. :flwr:

Mom of Jato
29th June 2008, 04:56 AM
Yes, our little Jato enjoys chewing on his ears too. He rolls around on the floor, and then takes his paws and sort of combs one of his ears into his mouth. I have even found curls broken off and laying on the rug. :eek: I'm not sure why he does it, but when I catch him doing it, I have to pick him up and direct his attention to something else. He doesn't do it alot thank goodness, but I guess it's kind of fascinating to them since their ears are so long.

29th June 2008, 07:29 AM
Do you think maybe they are getting food on their ears and finding them rather tasty?

Mom of Jato
30th June 2008, 12:44 AM
That's a good thought, about the food on the ears, but I know for sure that's not why Jato puts them in his mouth. He eats a dry kibble from a bowl that his ears don't get into. He seems to chew them when he is being silly and rolling around on the floor. I guess he finds them interesting since they are so long, and are hanging around his face. :roll:

30th June 2008, 10:50 AM
Amie likes to try and chew my ears!
She also does try chew her own ears/feet/tail but we just distract her with toys.

30th June 2008, 08:32 PM
jato sounds exactly like charlie, she does the combing the ear into her mouth thing and even after dry food. we bought her a kong the other day and that seems to be keeping her really busy :)

1st July 2008, 07:18 AM
Piper chews on her ears, chases her tail, scares herself and anything and everything else that makes them look "stupid." she is eleven months, hoping she grows out of this eventually!