Why does my dog keep eating things she shouldn't?
I recently found out I'm going through a miscarriage, and while I'm going through this my dog is in heat, so we can't let her out of the house much or else our German Shepherd will get a hold of her, and that in itself would be traumatic for both the dog and us (she's only 11 lbs). Usually she's an extraordinarily good dog, only got into the trash a couple times as a pup, never used the bathroom inside the house etc. I decided to return home for a few days just to be in the company of my family, though they don't know exactly what is going on. (it's something I want to keep to myself and fiance for awhile) This miscarriage is long-term as said by the doctor, I've been bleeding for about two weeks now.. Any way to get to the point I've been using pads like crazy, and she keeps getting into the garbage and tearing them up/eating the insides out. I've tried moving the garbage can several times but family members keep placing it back where she can reach it. They don't seem to care that she's getting into the garbage, just that they have to clean it up after. Why is she doing this? I've menstruated before and used pads, and she never got into the garbage.