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Q: Is it safe to give our Rottie Pup the cardboard empty toilet paper rolls to chew on?

October 7, 2008 | By Sarah B. | 13 answers | Expired: 2500 days ago

Sarah B.

She is teething & loves to chew on things. 1 day I threw an empty toilet paper roll on the floor for her. I have done this several times now as she bags for them. I pick up what's left of it after she's bored & it's in a small mush mess on the floor. I don't think she eats much of it. I just wonder maybe this is bad but I am not sure. Does anyone else do this? Is it Ok or safe for a Rottie pup to chew on & possibly eat up small mushy pieces of it as she chews it?

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Carol L.
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Oct 08, 2008

I think all dogs love to chew on paper tubes but you do not want them to swallow the paper, it can cause serious problems. Get a Kong, put some peanut butter in it and the puppy will love to chew on this. Kong is the best toy for all of my Rotts, it is the only thing they can't destroy.

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Jennifer L.
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Oct 08, 2008

I personally wouldn't let my dog chew on it. You never know what the dog is actually swallowing. If you love your dog, you would be sure to give him safe products to chew on.

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betty p.
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Oct 08, 2008

Stop this habit now. I tell you that our dog Hrothgar who was a 4 year old stray always grabbed the toilet paper roll empties out of the trash. I am sure he was allowed these in his previous home. So I started putting them in the kitchen trash can which has a lid.

I can home from shopping and had 12 pack of toilet paper and my mom had called to come right over. I left without putting the TP away. Big mistake. I came home and Hrothgar had opened the TP pack, pulled out each roll and pulled on the Toilet paper until he could get to the roll inside. He did this with every single roll. He had also learned to hit the TP on the holder just hard enough to make it come off so he could get to the cord roll inside.

So with the price of TP and never wanting to run out, I had to break this habit and it took several months.

So don't start it is my opinion. Stop it now and redirect with dog toys.

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