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Post by sazzblue Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:14 am

Hi, I am from Norfolk and have a lovely, male, 2 year old, black and white Border Collie.
Im interested to know if anyone else has a dog that suckles on a blanket or stuffed toy?! It sounds really strange, but he will only do it at certain times of the day! should I try to distract him from doing this, or is it perfectly healthy to let him do it?
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Post by LyndaW Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:25 pm

Hi Sazzblue and welcome to you and your collie welcome

I had a Dobermann bitch at one time, Rio - a lovely softie, who habitually slept on my bed, and almost without fail when drifting off to sleep she "suckled" the duvet cover.  

I didn't mind (although I got through a lot of duvet covers as she would give a little chew as well!).  Some cats do this as well, as well as kneading at the same time.  It's a comfort thing and I don't think does any harm, if you can bear the wear and tear!

I've got a couple of photos of Rio doing this, as I found it so sweet, and I'd post one if I could remember how to do it!


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Post by Caryll Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:24 am

Hello! Welcome to the forum.

Dempsey does this. We do stop him, but that's only because he then goes on to swallow it - the whole blanket if he's left to it.

If all your boy's doing is sucking a corner I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes obsessive.

What's your dog's name by the way?

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Post by sazzblue Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:43 pm

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Post by Lorraine Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:14 am

Beautiful!
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Post by sazzblue Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:41 am

Thank you, he is such a lovely boy! He goes into a bit of a trance like state when doing this, sometimes he just falls asleep! Fortunately he does not actually chew his blanket up!
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Post by LyndaW Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:49 pm

Oh bless him - that's just what my Rio used to look like.

It's the doggie equivalent of thumb-sucking, remembering the peace and comfort they found with their mums, which is why they go into a trance I suspect (although I feel sorry for Rio's mum, as Rio chewed so many holes into my duvets!).

Brock is gorgeous!
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Post by Caryll Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:44 am

Aww, Brock is gorgeous!

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Post by Hayley Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:20 am

Hi welcome! Lovely dog. And AWESOME name. Its just a comfort thing, so as long as there is no ingestion of the materials or bloating from air i would not worry too much about it.
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Post by Eleanor Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:24 pm

Hiya! happy He's beautiful!

I've heard a couple of stories about dogs who like to suck on their blankets. It sounds like it's a comfort thing, doesn't it? Adorable love
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