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Old 02-17-2013, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Admittedly, Donut and Jelly Roll are the youngest dogs we've had in 25 years. Our previous Basset pair were rescues and at least 5 yrs. old when we adopted them.

Donut (2 1/2) and Jelly (2) are champion shredders and chompers.

Normally, its a matter of keeping items out of their reach.

But, they are currently obsessed with bringing in every pine cone and pine tree branch they can find.

Our backyard is all pine trees! BIG ones!

They bring them inside, chomp them to bits, and are actually eating parts.

I try to go out and clear the pine cones as often as I can....

Anyone else deal with beaver Bassets?
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Our dogs are champion stick eaters. Thankfully we don't have a doggy door so they aren't able to drag stuff inside but we feel your pain. They may just be chewing on the sticks and pine cones and only accidentally ingesting parts of them. I would think that unless they eat a lot of the pine cones all at once, it would just be a little extra fiber in their diet.
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LOL! my dogs do the same thing...carpet is always covered with wood pieces...that's the downside of dog doors. Not sure about how much they actually eat.....alot of chomping though.
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Bentley and my Golden Retriever,Tucker, love acorns. They set one on the back of their paw and crack them open. Then, they munch the inside and toss the shell. I guess that old commercial about many parts of the pine tree are edible is true!!
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Claude has munched his way through two large shrubs this winter, leaving just the stumps!!
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I don't know how (we don't have a pine tree near our house) but Buford has managed to get a hold of two rather large pine cones and they ended up strewn from the doggy door all the way to his crate. NOT fun to step on....If I ever find the person who threw them in our back yard, I may have to retaliate in some fashion.
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Ok. I feel better, now.

Our old pair were never interested.

I wonder if they think it's a game? Tree drops the pine cone. Bassets "catch" the pine cones.
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Yes, both Moses and Clementine *love* chewing on the pine cones in the yard, but they don't actually eat the cone, just shred them to pieces.
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When we go walkies joey will pick up anything. He likes to carry things while on walks. Last week he found a dirty old mop head that someone had thrown out and had fell out of the rubbish bin. Well joey swiped it and carried it the whole time, cars would slow down to look and laugh haha.


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Old 02-18-2013, 06:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Acorns are definitely edible. Pine cones on the ground might still contain a little bit of edible stuff. That or our dogs will eat anything.


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