We have had Bella about 7 months now, and we have never had a problem with her being destructive. Within the past few weeks, she has started chewing things. We found that she had been chewing the corner of the kitchen cabinet. She is locked up in there for about 8-9 hours a day, but she has several toys and a Nylabone in there with her. She accidentally knocked a chair over that put a hole in the wall. We patched the hole, but she licked the drywall mud off of it (we called the vet, who told us to just give her some ice to flush her system). We repatched it, painted it, and blocked it off until it was dry. Now, sometime in the past 24 hours, she licked and chewed the paint and drywall mud off of the spot.
Why is she doing this? Is she stressed? I don't know what to do...I hate the thought of crating her all day but my boyfriend is getting fed up with her destruction. Any tips would be appreciated!