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This new behavior usually means that Ricky is bored. There are many tips to stop this. One is a DAP Collar which is a canine pheromone that acts as a calming agent to decrease Ricky's anxiety. Give him long lasting toys such as a Kong and make sure to take Ricky for a long walk before bed. Place the fabric that may be his bed and line it with very hot sauce to discourage him from chewing on this.
If this is not enough , have your vet examine Ricky to be sure this is not associated with a medical issue that would require treatment. Sometimes with digestive issues, they will ingest odd materials. If nothing is wrong, they can prescribe an anti anxoety medication such as Clomicalm to help Ricky past this.Does that make sense to you?
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