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HELP! with my wolf hybrid rescue

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I do rescue and have rescued several breeds but this is my first. I was called to a vet office on a "scary" wolf a few months back. He was hit by a truck and managed to live through that with his front leg dangling! he was finally picked up and still left unattened for the 3 day "waiting/claiming" period- long story short, when I went out to look at him I couldnt leave him there! Already loved enough to have been altered, but couldnt be claimed- its illegal in that city- so his leg was ampuated and between the horrible prior infection and few set backs, he is doing great... on that part! ok, my problem is, he is an indoor/outdoor guy now- house trained, the works- BUT he wouldnt eat much right after he started getting around... I took him in and they couldnt find anything. Heartworm neg- all bloodwork fine, but he wouldnt eat we tried everything. One night he threw up, A HOT PAD!!! I was devastated- I have dobes and we are a doggy family and now how things disappear, LOL- ok, thought is was a one time thing. He started eating great, doing awesome, BUT WE KEEP catching him trying to eat rags, towels, socks- its so weird. He looks for them! everything gets put up, we have rescues that come in and out and this is the first time in 8 yrs I had this happen! He can reach up to 7ft and open doors, he eats doggy toys- so we have to watch when the others play. what should I do! The vets have no clue, is he lacking something? I mean we have done many rescues and puppies, chewing, but this guy is gonna eat something and get hurt. You can dry your hands, put the towel on the counter and its gone! I am chasing after him to get it away, hes not playing, he eats it! HELP PLEASE! I know this is weird and I dont want negative feed back, we have really tried everything.
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I have one (and he's not a wolf hybrid....he's a shih-poo!) that hunts and eats weird things, too. He is the dog that always has to have something in his mouth. He has eaten socks, underwear, plastic, toilet paper, paper towels, regular dish towels, sticks, charcoal, grasshoppers, other bugs, lots of dog toys and the list goes on! But the funny thing is, he's never chewed on his dog bed...but I digress. He has been to the vet. They have tested him for thyroid disorders...negative. He definitely has pica and ocd. He is not on any medicines. Sometimes, I'm at my wits end! Nothing has helped. We just have to watch him like a hawk...it does get trying at times as I'm the only one in the family that really does watch him (sigh). We do love him and he's only 6, tho' how he has made it this long is a mystery. Recently, he got into some trash and the cats Orijen cat food. He also ate a doggie toothbrush with bristles on the same day! Well, he finally got sick...ended up at the vets with pancreatitis. BUT...what would have "done in" any other dog only laid him up for about 3 days. He was lucky this time. My other two dogs are angels! Oh...I've heard you don't get the dog you want, you get the dog you deserve....so, I feel I've done my time for eternity haha! I know this is not much help, but in our case the only thing that we can do is WATCH him as much as we can and sometimes crate him when necessary. I've tried calming tabs. a few times, but not really sure they helped. Good luck, my prayers are with you and your dog.
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