Why Do Dogs Eat Wood?

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There are a number of things that make a dog eat wood. Dogs will eat wood because they are bored. Being social animals, they would crave interaction with the family and if this opportunity is not provided it will be bored and become destructive. Eating wood is a way by which it can get the attention of the family. Eating of wood may be attributed to a nutrient deficient diet.
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It is thought that in many cases the dog is attempting to gain a specific nutrient from the wood piece or pieces. No one really knows the answer.
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