Does anyone else's dog eat used tissues?

(29 Posts)
Saltire Tue 05-Feb-13 11:41:48

He's 5 now and takes used tissues out of the bin, or iff DSes have left them lying from surfaces and eats them.

When he was a puppy he was a horrendous chewer, chewed everything from socks to plasterboard, wooden skirting boards and books. This all stopped when he was about 18 months, but the tissue thing has remained constant.

is it usual, or is it a Border Collie trait?

My Staffy does it. He thinks it's hilarious to shred them to pieces and runs away from me when he's managed to pilfer one!!

CMOTDibbler Tue 05-Feb-13 11:56:35

My lurcher puppy does it

TooMuchRain Tue 05-Feb-13 12:42:33

My Beagle does it, still partial to socks too

TooMuchRain Tue 05-Feb-13 12:43:03

Although actually she doesn't eat them, just shreds them all over the floor

poorbuthappy Tue 05-Feb-13 12:54:25

Yes yes yes yes.
I have a collie cross.
I am also extremely experienced in pulling the bloody things out the other end. blush

onlyoneboot Tue 05-Feb-13 13:03:36

Loves them. In the bin, on the street. Any tissue will do!

All my assorted retrievers have done it. Daft things!

shoutymcshoutsmum Tue 05-Feb-13 14:24:13

My GSP loves used tissues, particularly those left by strangers on the street - EUCH.

Yes, our Lab does it, given half the chance. Not strangers', just ours.

She was a massive Chewer as a pup too. Tables, chairs, skirtingboards, the bottom of the wall-mounted shelf....

NuzzleMyScratch Tue 05-Feb-13 14:32:40

Oh god yes, 10 year old border collie.

Saltire Tue 05-Feb-13 14:41:02

Glad its not just mine then. Oh and yes to pulling them out the other end although nothing will ever compare to pulling a whole pair of tights out of other end

Lafaminute Tue 05-Feb-13 15:50:21

My 12 year old, possible senile retriever shreds napkins and tissues too. Always has done.

MrsMcEnroe Tue 05-Feb-13 15:53:08

One of my labs is doing it right now .... And here she comes, has just deposited the remains in my lap, lovely!

It's a present, MrsM. You must have looked like you were going to sneeze. She was trying to be helpful grin

SaskiaRembrandtVampireHunter Tue 05-Feb-13 16:10:08

Mine tears tissues into tiny pieces, which he then leaves in a pile. He does the same with bus tickets and receipts. No idea why. And he never chews anything else.

SaskiaRembrandtVampireHunter Tue 05-Feb-13 16:11:12

Oh, and he's a collie cross.

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Tue 05-Feb-13 16:42:02

My collie does the same, she takes them out of my bag.

Do you think they have supermodel aspirations?

doglover Tue 05-Feb-13 17:01:18

Yes! 2 of our labs do and one is more 'refined'!!

Jaynerae Tue 05-Feb-13 17:35:27

Beagle here that does it! Only 3 though so not surprising for her breed! Massive chewer until 2, still steals stuff, but mostly takes things to her bed!

Tissues she likes to shred into the smallest possible pieces!

TooMuchRain Tue 05-Feb-13 17:48:37

mostly takes things to her bed

very true here too, she loves the attention she gets from stealing stuff and then piles her hoard in her bed!

Floralnomad Tue 05-Feb-13 17:52:17

My terrier shreds anything papery that he can find and sometimes will deliberately drop bones in the magazine/ catalogue basket just so he's got an excuse to get his teeth on some paper

Floralnomad Tue 05-Feb-13 17:53:48

Posted too early , the old ' dog ate my homework' story would actually be true in this house !

HoneyDragon Tue 05-Feb-13 17:55:20

My last lab did it till the day she died, would even delicately extract one from the box and slink off.

Hully does it too.

belindarose Tue 05-Feb-13 18:21:47

Baby wipes here. And baby socks.

An otherwise well-behaved 18 month old springer.

LoveDogs Tue 05-Feb-13 19:20:33

All three of ours have done this, 2 German Shepard x border collies and a cocker spaniel x, the dirtier the better!
The most recent addition the cocker spaniel x also fancies herself as the Andrex dog!

Saltire Tue 05-Feb-13 21:44:44

Our dog usually chews toys too, plastic rubber thing that mIl keeps buying him. But he has a teddy. he loves teddy, it gets cuddled in bed and licked and played with. It is now 2 years that he has had it and never once has it been ripped to shreds.
Oh and here he comes now with another tissue from the bin! FGS

WTFwasthat Tue 05-Feb-13 22:38:22

yep, my lab x age 6 months is partial to a tissue. Actually he is partial to anythign made of paper grin

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Wed 06-Feb-13 10:04:24

Yeah my staffy X springer pup loves them. She runs upstairs to nick them out of the bin and shred them under my bed.

The worst thing she chewed was a (probably used) condom by a car park/ playground last week though shock I wanted to bleach her mouth and my hands!

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