Our wonderful, but sometimes crazy 5-month old Golden decided to chew through a wall under our bay window window seat. It's a good thing the dining room table hides it, but I'm concerned that he maybe ate some of it. There was a lot of debris on the floor near the area he was attacking, but since I was out of the house for an hour, I don't know if he ingested anything. He seems to be fine, he's eating and drinking and running around playing with the older Golden---This is the first thing he's actually destroyed so far. Can drywall make them sick?? The size of the hole he chewed through you could probably stick a grapefruit through, if that helps. I know I'm going to get someone writing back about crates, but as much as I'd like to put him in one when I leave, my husband is against the idea and never crated the older one, either. We've sprayed the wall area with Bitter Apple to prevent him from returning, but I just want to make sure he'll be okay---thanks!
Do you crate your puppy while you are not home? A puppy can get into something in less than a minute and destroy it. When I had my female rottweiler, she chewed through a wall when she was a puppy. It didn't hurt her, she was fine. But I'm not saying it could or couldn't hurt your puppy.
he should be ok, keep a watch on him for diarrhea or vomiting. crates are the best, my son and his wife have a 5 month old golden also, they crate him and he does fine. his problem is housebreaking. with both of them working, my son does come home lunch time to take out and play, but he still doesn't seem to get the idea to let someone know or go to the door to go out. he gets neutered on april 19, we're hoping this may help some. he is such a cutie, i love this breed. you could call your vet and just ask if he thought it may be a problem if he injested any. if you had caught him right after he did it you can always give a tablespoon of salt, this makes them vomit and you would know for sure if he truly ate it or just chewed it up and left it for you to clean up.
It definitely sounds like your golden is turning into a chewing machine! Start crating him any time he is unsupervised for his safety. In the mean time, while not particularly appetizing, I doubt the dry wall will harm him. Keep an eye on him for a few days and make sure he's peeing and pooping (especially that one) normally. If he's not, take him to a vet.
thanks----I knew I would get responses about crating him!!! My husband thinks it's mean to put him in a crate---while I don't---it's better for the puppy and for us while he's unsupervised. He has turned into a chewing machine the past few weeks---he's already chewed and gotten the baby safety plugs out of the outlets, he tries to chew on the t.v. cable that goes into the house (while he's outside on the deck!). He's made some revisions to the molding on the sliding glass doors while he's on the deck as well. He has lots of different and entertaining toys and 4 kids and another Golden to play with, but he's still drawn to the woodwork! we'll keep an eye out for any thing that seems different about him!!