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Old 02-03-2013, 06:49 PM
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So I haven't posted on here in ages...but I have a problem and was hoping someone might be able to give some advice. As the title of my post says my girl poppy is just horrible about eating her own poop. I can't take it anymore. I'm finding it on my bed and on my couch. I have tried everything that is recommended to try and stop this but nothing works. I've considered feeding raw before but never made the switch. I know when fed raw there isn't much to their waste because their bodies are able to use much of what they are eating. So my question is has anyone that has a poop eating dog found that when they switched to raw that the poop eating stopped or became less?
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:55 PM
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I feed raw and my pup still eats poop. Sorry, no help here!
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You will have a number of people tell you to increase food, add pineapple juice to food, meat tenderizer to food or that your little one is missing some nutrients or needs probiotics or enzymes or to try coprophagy tablets.

Well. I have done every single one of those things and one of mine insists on eating her sister's poop.

Here is an article you may find helpful:
Coprophagy: Preventing Stool Eating in Dogs & Puppies
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:35 PM
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Yep I have tried every single one of those things too. I will definitely check out that article. If I weren't finding it on my bed and my couch I could probably just accept it and move on. Hope I can find some solution.
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Our Fox Terrier did that and we just got the poop up as soon as she did it, didn't give her time to get it. After a year or so she stopped, but we still get it up when my Pug and Ike go. Problem I have with Ike is rabbit poop. The vet gave me pills to give him once a month. Harder to find the rabbit poop. I don't think changing her diet will stop the habit, you have to get it right away so she isn't tempted.
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So my question is has anyone that has a poop eating dog found that when they switched to raw that the poop eating stopped or became less?
Yes!!!! My Ziggy tried to eat his own & all my other dogs poo,
It was a constant battle to get to it before he did!! Having 10
Dogs makes 'poo watching' hard work ( I had to follow him around as couldn't trust him)
Honestly after 24 hours on raw he stopped!!!!!

He will try and get Kirbys poo, as Ziggy is very bottom of my pack and Kirby is very top of my
Pack that makes sense as often lower pack members will
Try to eat the alpha dogs poo!! But that's easy to stop as I just watch kirby when he is pooing

(Even though I am sure Kirby stands in the garden
And says " eat my poo " to Ziggy )
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I pick up her poo right away when I'm home. The problem is when I'm gone or at night when I'm sleeping. I might switch her to raw and see if it makes a difference. Would be better for her either way.
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Huh. Now that you mention it, I believe it has!
Micha used to sneak into the cats litter box and chew up the hard poopies. Ugh, it was SO gross!
I've got them on raw now, and she's been on it completely for about a week and half, and I haven't seen her go in there, or any poopies laying around. Nothing else has changed, I guess that must be it


Also, I saw vitamins at PetCo that says it makes dogs stop eating poop right on the bottle. I was going to try that, but I haven't seen her do it lately.
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