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this can be a problem with dogs - how long has she been doing it for ? you can get something to put on her food that will deter her - how old is she ? A good idea is too ask your vet :wave:
 

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she's 3 1/2 months i've been watching her and i was to slow to react so she ate her droppings and this happen twice i dont know what she is doing when she i'm at work.
 

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WELCOME to the poop eaters club and exclusive yet repulsive club for just a few chosen chi owners :D :D

They say they can out grow it.....but some never do. My girl munches them just on ocassion as a treat. (GAG) anyway you can get stuff from the vet to be honest it works for some not all. You can also try just plain MSG like ACCENT or some other meat/food enhancer.....

Good luck :wave:
 

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I moved this to chi questions maybe do another post with your intro and a pic of your baby!! We love pics :D
 

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In most animals, eating of feces is a sign of a nutritional deficiency. On occasion, it is instead a symptom of mental or neural problems -- usually anxiety. In some small mammals (such as sugar gliders) it can also be a mating thing -- pretty gross, but shows the female that you are a good housekeeper husband kinda guy -- but I've never heard of this behaviour being related to mating in dogs.
First thing I would suggest is to give vitamins -- make sure it is not nutritional. If it persists, then there are a lot of products that can be added to food to deter the behaviour, and many of them work very well. I would be leary of adding msg to their diet as so many people/animals have allergic reactions to it.
It never hurts to ask your vet -- maybe he/she has better solutions.
Of course, one of the best deterrents for any behaviour is just not giving them a chance. Like you said, you cannot be sure of what the pup does while you are at work, but when you are there, make sure the poo is disposed of immediately (if you use poo pads) and maybe give her a treat instead or if she poos outside, maybe as soon as she finishes, lead her elsewhere in the yard and give her a treat.
Good luck!
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Try feeding her less per feeding, and more frequently. It's still the same amount of food, but you're just giving her less food to digest per feeding.
When our pup was eating her poop, our vet suggested that it was because her little body can only digest so much at one time, and the rest comes out undigested, which still tastes pretty good to them, even after coming out of the "other end." It worked for us and she stopped right away.

Some however, go on to become life long poop eaters, and I don't know what to do beyond what we've dealt with so far. Good Luck. :)
 

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Tucker has been doing this from the start, and he's a year old now. I'm home with him almost 24/7, and now that he's trained to go outside to potty, I carry a ziplock sandwich bag wrong side out over one hand whenever we got out for potty breaks. As soon as Tucker finishes pooping, I grab it up in the bag, turn it right side out and zip it up! No more poop snacks for Tucker. :)

Another thought: most pups poop within 15 minutes-or-so of being fed. So if you're there when he eats, you can just watch for him to go and get to it before your pup does. Of course if you are free-feeding this won't work for you, but if you're feeding meals at intervals, then this suggestion might help. :)

We had a 12-year-old mix breed who was a poop eater all of her life.

Dogs in the wild do this in order to keep other animals from knowing that they've been in the area---it's a survival thing. :shock:
 

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sometime it take a hour or longer till she poo's that the scary part when i dont have no time to watch her that when i worry.
 

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solution

seeing this topic and then your chi's name...it's very fitting :wink:

viper did that a few times, but stopped by himself.....i hope you will find a solution

kisses nat
 

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sometime it take a hour or longer till she poo's that the scary part when i dont have no time to watch her that when i worry.
Just do what you can do that is all that can be expected. Bindi gobbled one this morning in a blink of an eye, she only does it like every 1.5-2 weeks I just dont get her. :roll:
 

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CooperChi said:
Kemo's mamma said:
WELCOME to the poop eaters club and exclusive yet repulsive club for just a few chosen chi owners :D :D

HEHE that is toooo funny!!! I too belong to this self-cleaner club!! :lol:
Thanks I wanted someone to think it was funny :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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I have to watch Gadget because he started eating his too. I have always picked it up after he goes, I find the times he does it is when he goes where he isn't suppose to. I think he is trying to hide the fact that he went int he wrong place.. but he has gottewn better.. He hasn't ate any in a few weeks.
 

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Soooooo- I know the whole story about nutritional deficiency, etc- but sometimes, I think it just turns them on. Reba is about 12-13 weeks old and I have just started seeing her play with some of her "tootsie rolls"- I immediately picked them up as soon as I find them, but she can poop one out and start playing before I can get to it! Anyway, I believe it all falls under "nature of the beast" or "animal instinct", etc. Try to break the habit and hopes he/she adopts another vice. :roll:
 
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