Why Does My Great Dane Chew His Nails? (Here’s Why)

When you find your Great Dane chewing on his nails it can be a peculiar sight. Great Danes have weird behaviors just like all dogs, and by understanding the reasons behind them, you can help in implementing the right solutions.

So, is nail chewing a normal dog behavior or is it a result of something else? Should you worry about it?

Why does a Great Dane chew his nails?

Let’s look at what causes a Great Dane to chew his nails.

Why Does My Great Dane Chew His Nails?

The common reasons why a Great Dane chews on his nails include nail injury, anxiety, allergies, overgrown nails, skin infections, fleas or ticks, abnormality on the paws, mites, boredom, and compulsive disorders.

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Monitoring the state of your Great Danes paws is important to detect abnormalities and medical seeking help when required.

Related: Great Dane shaking: why and when to worry

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Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams is a writer, mum, and animal lover with extensive experience with dogs. She loves talking about animal advocacy and care. She lives with 4 German Shepherds and 1 cat.