So Disgusting!! HELP?

@webeishere (36353)
United States
November 29, 2007 11:04am CST
Okay this has not happened with my beagle Buster till just recently. Why does he go outside searching for his frozen feces then proceeds to eat them? Then he vomits them up on the carpet or floor later? Why this disgusting act? Anyone know? Help please. I'm getting sick from this. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM RANDPA BOB !!~
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Hummm. I know it is common for females to do this, especially after the birth of puppies. But Buster sounds like a male doggie, true? This is a disgusting habit and I would discourage it as suggested already as much as you can. Hang in there! Hopefully, Buster will kick this habit. Tell him that is his New Year's Resolution and repeat it daily to him. haha!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Yeah right. Telling him that would make me want to eat it. Ewww! HAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Ewww Grandpa Bob! LOL I had a dog that would do that too and even go into the cat box and well... you get the idea. I had to put a small wooden window screen frame up so she wouldn't go into the bathroom near the cat box. Ok now your question, I've asked the same thing and the answer I got was no one knows why dogs do that but it's to be discouraged, meaning don't let you dog do it, that is if and when you can catch them. Another thing too is you can use a shovel and a trash can and shovel all that you can see and then put it in the outside trash bin so he won't get any more. Good luck! I know how gross it is. Been there done that. YUCK!!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I do clean it up. But when it's this cold it's not picked up as often. Ugghh! Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I don't know why dogs do this, but I do know that it is fairly common in beagles. There is something you can get at PetsMart to stop this, though. I think there are tablets that you give to the dog as well as something you put on their food. Good luck!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thanks. I'll have to ask them about this soon. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Ruibinha (158)
• Portugal
29 Nov 07
Sometimes animals act like that when they think they made a mistake and the owner will "teach them a lesson". Maybe he eats it, and he doesn't know he will vomit... they can't sustain it, so they vomit where they can. For example: A dog vomits, you said "Bad dog, bad dog". next time you do the same.... at the third the dog will eat his "vomited stuff". Maybe you said something without thinking it could lead to it. Try to "teach" him not to eat that. Good luck :)
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I've never done that actually. He is well trained and never done this act prior to today. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Sorry I have never heard of this.....yikes!!! He must have really bad breath!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Yeah it's worse than "normal" goggie breath. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Well, the dog living here sometimes feasts on the cat turds. Why? Who knows? It is disgusting. She also sometimes eats the cat regurgitation. But I am the crazy one because I still let her lick my face. What am I thinking? lol.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Busters mouth isn't geting anywhere near my face anymore. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Oh yuck is right! Maybe you should talk to the vet about this new habit Buster has developed. It seems like something that could make him very ill! I would be getting sick too! Good luck with this Grandpa Bob!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Can't afford a vet actually. But seems a diet change is in need. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I don't know why dogs do this, but I know how to stop it! My dog did this for quiet awhile, and we took a bottle of hot sauce (not just Tabasco either, though it may work) and doused his feces in it. It was kind of an annoyance to do, but the first time Brady ate a "flaming turd" (as hubby called them) was also the last. It also cured him from begging at the dinner table. Kinda crazy, but it worked and didn't harm him any.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Wow!! Your hubby is funny! I know the subject isn't but the "flaming Turd" thing made me laugh!
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• Canada
29 Nov 07
I always thought I would just die if I bought a dog that had this problem. I just have such a low gross tolerance. I am no along worried about this now that I know what to do if it does. Maybe your hubby and you can package this and sell it in the pet stores! Why not it's all about marketing. Your dog likes to eat his turds will buy the Flaming Turd Buster!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Flaming turd! HAHAHAHA! Loved that. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
30 Nov 07
There is a name for this, it is called Pica. There are a number of things that you can do, your vet can give you stuff to put in the dogs food, supposed to make poop taste bad (does that mean it tastes good in the first place) or you can try hot sauce on all the poops in the yard or you can do what we do. We walk out dogs, so the yard remains poop free and if they do poop in the yard, we clean it up right away. Buster maybe bored or is feeling neglected and this is his new hobby - making and eating doggie tootsie rolls.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Neglected? Buster? Right!! He is spolied rotten and thrives on attention and he has never lacked it either. Will a diet change help maybe? He has been eating generic dry food for awhile. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Well, you never know how a dog thinks and with your father being in the hospital and all, he may have felt a bit neglected. I don't know if a change in diet would help, I would say that the easiest surest thing is cleaning the yard..but that will get difficult when the snow begins to fall, since they will sniff out a poop under a snowfall before you know it. I would have to say, to talk with vet and get the additive to make poop taste bad or walk buster.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I never thought about that end of the neglect. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
30 Nov 07
Not disgusting at all! Your dog is trying to tell you something about his diet. Dogs (and all animals) will balance their own diets. But to do this they must have an opportunity to eat the required dietary suppliments.My suggestion is, do some research into his existing diet. Does he eat table scraps? Is he on dry dogfood? Is he over weight? Look at all these things and try to bring his diet, and weight, into line. Cut out table scraps. Feed a good nutritious dry dog food. Feed him all he will eat Once a day, and take the rest away. This is a natural diet! Your dog will thrive on it!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
That's what my plans are. He has that self feeding never ending dish and I am getting rid of that and feed him just once a day. And dad is not going to give him anymore table scraps either. Thanks bunches. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
30 Nov 07
ok glad you're gonna try it. I'm sure it'll work (I'm an old farmer who has had a lot of experience with farm animals and dogs) Thanks for the Best response!
• United States
30 Nov 07
There is something you can get from the vet that...makes poo taste bad. Imagine that. Poo tastes good to a dog and yet we can feed them something to make it taste bad. My dogs don't eat their own poo, but they think the cats' litter box is a buffet line. They all line up to get their breakfast when I let them out in the morning. Disgusting! I can't put a cover over it -- a few of my cats hate enclosed spaces, and short of where it is now, I have no other place to put it.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
So then poop tastes good after this additive? Ewwww! Who tested it I wonder? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
30 Nov 07
I am not sure I am glad that Petie does not do that. Petie will get in the cat box and eat the cat turds and or spread them all over the house. YUCK. Good luck breaking buster of this discusting habbit
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Same action is it not though? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Singapore
30 Nov 07
Did you say beagle? Well, I have no pets myself and I know nuts about animals. An animal belongs to Mother Nature. Perhaps there is a reason somewhere for it to do that. Try researching on beagles if you want. :P
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Nuts? ON a turd? HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
30 Nov 07
To me, this does not sound good. Have you considered talking with your Vet about this, and seeing what can be done about this? I hope that this is something that can be helped. I don't blame you personally for being a little upset, and wishing you the Best of Luck.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
There's been plenty of advice here. I am changing his diet and see how this works after a couple weeks. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@anniepa (27236)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I sure have no clue why but my daughter's dog Rawhide, a mini-pinscher, likes to eat the cat's poop from the litter box. Yep, you read it right, he does it all the time. I'm getting sick, too...lol Annie
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
At my wifes restaraunt they have a dish called Kafta Kabob and they look like littered covered turds. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
30 Nov 07
Why indeed? I have had similar discussions about this topic too. Many, many dogs love poo. Heaven knows why. One previous dog I had would sneak up to the cat litter tray & pinch their poo. My two current dogs race down the back yard in great excitement when I am emptying the litter tray. When we take them for a walk, one would think all they want to do is sniff other dogs poo. My sister-n-laws dog managed to get hold of horse poo, which he ate, then vomited it all over her husband. If Buster has never been interested in his poo before, perhaps the frozen state of it changes the texture or smell & it interests him. The only way to stop this is either get rid of his poo as soon as possible from the back yard, or if you catch him in the act, tell him off & squirt a a water bottle at him.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Pinch it? HAHAHA! I've heard of pinching a loaf but not in this sense. HAHAHAHA!! Yuck I won't be having Buaster vomit on me at all. NEVER! I've never seen him do this in the warmth or the cold. It's all new. Evidently it's not new to him. HAHAHA!!! Thanks also. I was gonna take a photo but..... HAH!!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@leeesa (885)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Yuck, thank goodness I already finished dinner! My vet told me that dogs eat their feces based on the type of dog food they are fed. The cheaper brands are full of fillers that basically come out undigested, so the dog thinks it is food. I don't know if that helps you at all, but thought I'd share!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
He didn't get to finish his though. HAHAHAHA!! He has been eating generic so a change is coming. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
29 Nov 07
He could very well be lacking some type of nutrient in his dog food. Some dogs are just that way as well. I used to have a dog that did that but she would eat my other 2 dogs poop, not her own. Only after switching dog foods did I notice she stopped eating their poop. Sooooo you may want to try switching his food. If he's eating cheap food, switching to a better quality food just might do the trick.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Why eat your own when theres a variety out there huh? A diet change is forth coming I am sure. No not IAMS. Smelly huh? HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Oh YUK now that really is disquisting. But when I had a dog she did that and I asked the veteraniarn he said she was lacking in vitamins. I put her on vitamins and no more eating the poope! Silly Buster!
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 07
I have never heard of a dog doing that before Grandpa Bob I really hope that you will find out the reason for it as that is very strange