Why Puppies Chew Up Potty Pads
I think every dog has their chewing vice.
Some love tough rubber or plastic toys that challenge their jaws and soothe the soreness of teething.
Others like fluffy stuffed animals that they can murder – and tear the guts out of. Potty pads have a similarly destroy-able texture that makes a satisfying tear as your dog attacks it.
Sometimes, though, it’s just the novelty of them. If your puppy has not spend much time using pads, she might find the unfamiliar papery smell interesting. She might be investigating the scents and textures during her destructive process.
Then, after learning to use them and getting used to them, your puppy will probably grow out of tearing up their pads.
Like everything else, it takes consistent training, but you can teach your puppy to use the pads as intended.
Why do dogs smell your vag?
Dogs have apocrine glands all over their bodies, but the highest concentration is found in the genitals and anus, hence why they sniff each other’s butts. Intact male dogs are known for being especially avid sniffers when searching for a mate since they want to know if a female is ovulating or pregnant.
Experts who have studied dogs and their sense of smell have concluded that dogs can’t necessarily smell the emotion that is fear. They can, however, detect smells and see movements and body postures that may help them sense when a person is nervous, anxious, or afraid. … When we get scared, we tend to sweat more.
Potential Dangers of Eaten Pad
Most of the materials forming the Maxi-pads are indigestible and if this material reaches the intestines, there is a real risk of intestinal blockage or obstruction, infection due to abnormal bacterial build-up, intestinal necrosis, intestinal perforation leading to peritonitis (a very dangerous abdominal infection), or other complications. Even if your dog looks normal today, this may change in the following days. For this reason, it is strongly recommended to visit your veterinarian as soon as possible even when the dog seems fine.
For some people, the Maxi-pad ingestion incident might be considered a bit of a taboo; as we explained earlier, Maxi-pad ingestion is fairly common in dogs so chances are your veterinarian has dealt with a similar case in the past. Please leave shyness aside and consider it very important to be honest with your veterinarian, and provide as much of the information you have collected to help your veterinarian treat your dog accordingly. Both your dog and your veterinarian will benefit from knowing the facts as detailed as possible.
What to do when your dog starts shredding the pee pads?
Maxi-pads differ in their composition materials, but the average sanitary napkin is made of bleached rayon, cotton, plastics, and adhesives. The menstrual discharge is what makes Maxi-pads attractive to dogs. It is not uncommon for dogs to go scavenging into kitchen trash cans attracted by the food’s leftover smells. Similarly, dogs are attracted to organic waste (urine, feces, or blood) inside a toilet’s trashcan.
Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem, your dog is definitively not the first nor will be the last dog on this planet that has ingested a Maxi-pad.