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Old 11-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help! Puppy eating poop!

So I think I know HOW Lily got infested with so many hook worms... she keeps eating her own poop and that of any other creature she can find. (I live on a coffee farm with chickens etc.) She even found another dogs poop and ate some of that. Of course I pick up everything I see- but sometimes I'll miss something but she'll find it and attempt to eat it.

Today- she will stay tethered to me while I am outside just incase... but does anyone know WHY she is inclined to eat poop? Could it be a nutritional deficiency she's trying to make up for or is it that she's a puppy?!

Her stools although no longer diarrhea are still soft and not ideal. I have her on the puppy Orijen brand kibble (I know, I know, she should be on raw- but we are not ready yet...) that has great ingredients.

ANY ideas as to WHY she is eating poop? Thanks!

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude protein (min.) 40.0 %
Crude fat (min.) 20.0 %
Crude fiber (max) 3.0 %
Moisture (max) 10.0 %
Calcium (min./max.) 1.5 % / 1.7 %
Phosphorus (min./max.) 1.2 % / 1.4 %
Omega-6 (min.) 3.0 %
Omega-3 (min.) 1.2 %
DHA (min.) 0.6 %
EPA (min.) 0.3 %
AA (min.) 0.1 %
Carbohydrate (max) 20%
Ash (max) 7.5%
Taurine (min.) 0.35 %
Glucosamine (min.) 1500 mg/kg
Chondroitin (min.) 1200 mg/kg
Microorganisms (min.) 120M cfu/kg
pH 5.2


MINERALS
Sodium 0.4%
Chloride 0.64%
Potassium 0.77%
Magnesium 0.1%
Sulphur 0.4%
Manganese 27 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.47 mg/kg
Selenium 0.9 mg/kg
Iron 240 mg/kg
Zinc 200 mg/kg
Copper 26 mg/kg
Iodine 18 mg/k
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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One way to curb this is to feed them banana pieces,simple and clean.

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My dogs love cat litter! My vet gave me something called forbidden and you feed it to them and it makes their poops taste yuk.. Can't imagine how they don't without it lol. It didn't work with the cats but it's actually meant to fed dogs eating their own poop. My nieces dog does this too and she just got something from the pet store yesterday so I'm not sure how it works yet.


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Genious! thank you! I will try the bananas first then the other stuff! THANK YOU!
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Hmmm...I will have to go try some bananas. Murphy has eaten some of her poop that I have seen.
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i read somewhere that they eat there poop to try to regain some nutrients they have lost. Rigby still tries to eat cow poop thats the only kind its weird not to mention disgusting
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Kippah was a poop eater when I first rescued her. That went on for a couple of months. I tried a few different things but the digestive enzymes seemed to do the trick.
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Hmmm... I don't think she is lacking anything from her diet as that is a very high-quality food ( that's what Bosley eats).

Maybe try the banana or thr digestive enzyme.
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So this evening I was telling my husband about this topic. Then go on to say about getting some bananas to feed to Murphy as I have caught her eating her poop before. He looks at me with the strangest look & says..."how can you go from talking about poop to talking about bananas". Can we say he wasn't paying attention to what I was saying???
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So this evening I was telling my husband about this topic. Then go on to say about getting some bananas to feed to Murphy as I have caught her eating her poop before. He looks at me with the strangest look & says..."how can you go from talking about poop to talking about bananas". Can we say he wasn't paying attention to what I was saying???
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Feeding them a chunk or two of pineapple a day will stop them from eating their own poop, but stopping them from eating others poop is harder unless you feed everyone else pineapple.

M & M think goose poop is a delicacy, so I am always on the look out for it when we walk, but that is the only poop they show interest in.

When Mongo was little he used to play with poop - pick it up, run around with it and toss it around, but thankfully he outgrew that disgusting habit.

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