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Old 02-16-2005, 02:16 AM
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I recently bought a Chihuahua (about 3 months ago, he is now 6 months old) and i cant seem to make him stop eating things off the floor. I feed him twice a day, so I know it is not because he is hungry. If there is even the tiniest crumb or dirt on the floor, he will pick it up and try to eat eat. Whats even worse is his new habit of eating duck poop when I walk him (I have ducks that currently reside in the lake behind my house)! I am usually able to open his mouth and take it out but sometimes he is just too quick.
Is there anything I can do to stop his nasty habit?
I would really appreciate any thoughts on this matter.
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:20 AM
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First of all, Welcome! There is this bitter apple spray that u can spray on things to make him not want to chew/eat it. I don't know if it would work in your case but u may want to try it. Hope that u can post pics soon!
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Old 02-16-2005, 03:58 AM
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I had heard of the spray (Bitter Apple), but the problem is not him chewing on furniture of things like that, its him eating everything he finds on the floor.
Do you (or anyone else) know if I should be concerned that he is eating duck poop? Shoud I take him to the Vet?
Did you have that problem with your Chihuahua (trying to eat everything)?
I think mine is just a little Pig because he even swallows his kibbles.

Thank you for your reply MissMolly, I appreciate it
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Hello and welcome.
Yes my Peanut is six months old and she is a little piggie she eats every thing she finds. I too feed her twice a day. I don't know She begges for food every time anyone in the family eats. I think the people before us feed her any thing. If any one can help we need it.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:27 AM
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try feeding 3x's a day maybe smaller portions but more frequently. They are still growing so they need the extra calories
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:22 PM
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It's a dog thing.
They are natural vaccuums. My chis do it and my rotties did it too.
The only way to stop it is to vaccuum and sweep alot, and even then you are probably not going to get it all.
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My guy also eats everything he finds ( and he finds lots )

I would mention that he is eating duck poo to my vet
because of parasites ( not sure what ducks carry ? but
i would ask better to be safe than sorry )

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I am sooooo glad to hear that my Bella is not the only one to do that....shes a damn little vaccumm!!!!! Anyhow, I will say one thing...my house is almost immaculate now because I am cleaning and vaccuuming everyday because I dont want her to get sick from eating every little speck off the floor. I am hoping that she will grow out of it though.lol!
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