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#1 of 8 Old 08-08-2008, 04:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is there anything other than telling him "leave it" that I can do to keep him from eating his poop?

I wonder if there is a supplement I can give him that will make him not want to eat it (like they have for cats)?

Help??? I am totally grossed out
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My dogs do this...the only thing that seems to work for me is picking it up right away before they can get to it...it is disgusting...one time we took a ride somewhere and I had one of our whippets on my lap...she got carsick and guess what she threw up *in the car*...recycled crap! Luckily, I waw ready and had her barf into a plastic bag but it was still gross nontheless :Puke
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Well, little Jack pooped in the house this morning while I had my back turned and by the time I made it to him he had already eaten it.

This is not going to be the fun part of having a puppy. I already have issues with poop!
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Most dogs will eat poop-especially cat poo since their diet is much richer than dogs so the poop smells good to them-eeeeeeewwwwwww. The only way to really prevent it is to be diligent about picking it up and the eagle eye approach. Mine did it but has grown out of it.
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Yeah, mine used to be a total poop fiend, but he also grew out of it. When it was rampant, we were just extra vigilant about scooping the poop and keeping an eye on him.

These days, he will sometimes sniff other dogs' poop on a walk, and I let him out of curiosity -- he never eats it, just moves on to sniff the next thing.

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I have heard if you give them some pinapple this will help. aparently i dos not taste pleasent.

I just told my dog no. Since she was on a leash it was easy to keep her from it until I could clean it up.

although today she found some bird poop that you would have thought as the tastiest treat ever . . . but she leaves hers alone.

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We go to a holistic vet who told me they are looking for probiotics (beneficial intestinal organisms) and that if you start giving probiotics, they will lose interest in poop. There is one called Juice Plus for Dogs....it has probiotics and digestive enzymes. It is an MLM product...however it was not a bad price compared to human enzymes and probiotics and has a flavor that is appealing to dogs, so I tried it...after a couple months of it our Belgian Shepherd stopped eating poop. If you would rather avoid an MLM product you can get the listing of ingredients for it and find similar enzymes and probiotics for your dog. Just sprinkle it on their food and wet it down a bit so they don't breathe in the powder.

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There is a powder called For-Bid that you can get at the pet store that you sprinkle a packet into the dogs canned food. After the dog ingests this powder, it will cause the stools to become nasty tasting. According to a description I read in a pet catalog about it, this powder will stop stool eating sometimes in one treatment. You can also get this powder through www.upco.com and www.jefferspet.com

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