Why do dogs eat tissues?


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Dogs chew on tissue paper sometimes if they are bored, and sometimes they chew paper for the taste or texture. Some dogs just like ripping things up.

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If eating tissue paper is a regular occurrence and not just something the dog does occasionally, then it is possible that the dog has pica. Pica is a condition that also affects humans and results in a urge to eat things that are not edible. Eating excessive paper can be bad for a dog's health in the long run because paper can get stuck in the dog's digestive system. This can eventually require surgery, so eating paper should not be encouraged.

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