My dog eat his poo!!grrrrr....
January 29, 2008 10:00pm CST
I know s**t happens, but this is just not acceptable. Other people say that's because dogs smell their poo same thing as i smell my coffee in the morning..bad dog! may be it's mocha in color, but it is still s**t dowg.
30 Jan 08
No, it's not acceptable. No one wants kisses from pups who chew poo! It's got a name, it's called coprophagia - doesn't make it any better though! I've had this problem with some of my dogs over the years. Various solutions have been suggested to me, from feeding all of my dogs pumpkin, or pineapple, but neither was the answer I needed. Now, the only dog I have who eats poo is a new mother, and she's meant to do that. I solved the problem by changing my dog food. I've always fed a low - mid grade dog food, but now I have all of my dogs on a super premium dry food, and voila! no more poo chewing! The dog food I use is Purina ProPlan - all of the goodness in it is used up by the dog's body and what comes out the other end seems to be far less yummy to a dog that's so inclined. An added bonus is that it's not so loaded up with grains, and a lot less comes out the other end, so less poop to scoop! If you can afford, it, give it a go!
30 Jan 08
Sorry to break the bubble but Purina is a pretty low-quality food as well. Once the moisture is out of the chicken or whichever type of it you feed, it doesn't leave much meat and meat is what dogs should eat. Purina is food mostly filled with rice and corn fillers and by-products (things not suited for human consumption, like feathers, beaks, that sort of stuff). You might be surprised what is really in that food if you'd research the ingredients closely. www.dogfoodproject.com is a great site if you'd be interested in learning what to look for in dog foods and what to stay away from. But you're right that changing foods can help with coprophagia. It usually helps when changing to a better quality food. I give my dog James Wellbeloved, but other good foods I've considered is Eagle Pack, Orijen, Timberwolf Organics and Canidae.
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30 Jan 08
This starts when they are puppies and from seeing their mother cleaning it up. You can prevent it by not cleaning their mess up in front of them. Also taking them out on a leash at a designated spot. You can also get a pill at a pet store that makes them stop eating it.