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I heard "poo eating" was due to stress or need of attention. Do you leave your dog unattended for long periods of time... or maybe longer than what she was used to? Does she have other siblings she could be jealous of? Is her "poo" area far from her eating area? Also... I noticed a lot of threads on message boards about puppies eating poo because of their conditions at a puppy mill. Puppies brought up in a fecal pool would eat their poo becuase it would be mixed in with their chow. I would consider looking into the source of where your pup came from and make sure it isn't a puppy mill. A lot of puppies coming from mills face expensive medical bills or poor health. Just make sure they're checked out completely by your new vet! Check out your new vet too! As a parent you can't be too sure.
 

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Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom+Jul 26 2005, 08:28 AM-->
Originally posted by Lexi's [email protected] 26 2005, 09:05 AM
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I heard "poo eating" was due to stress or need of attention.  Do you leave your dog unattended for long periods of time... or maybe longer than what she was used to?  Does she have other siblings she could be jealous of?  Is her "poo" area far from her eating area?  Also... I noticed a lot of threads on message boards about puppies eating poo because of their conditions at a puppy mill.  Puppies brought up in a fecal pool would eat their poo becuase it would be mixed in with their chow.  I would consider looking into the source of where your pup came from and make sure it isn't a puppy mill.  A lot of puppies coming from mills face expensive medical bills or poor health.  Just make sure they're checked out completely by your new vet!  Check out your new vet too!  As a parent you can't be too sure.
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That might be true in some case but not in mine. Nikki is from a show breeder and is very healthy. She started doing the poop eating on the 2nd day I had her. She had not been left alone yet. She loves her sister and has never shown any signs of being jealous of Lexi. She is supposed to poop outside and does most of the time. Her eating area is in her crate or bathroom. She has never pooped in the bathroom and has only pooped once in her crate (which was my fault for not letting her out when she cried in the middle of the night).
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My sister's lab mix was a poop eater as a puppy and he had not been left alone nor in a cage as a puppy, etc. For some reason, some dogs just are... The things I have read don't indicate a definitive cause.
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Originally posted by Mystify79@Jul 26 2005, 06:10 PM
I've been there.. Tuffy ate poop as a puppy but he finally grew out of it.  No remedies helped him.  The only thing that might have helped was when I switched him to adult food.  My Yorkie is also a poop eater and I'm trying Forbid right now just because I happened to have a sample of it, but I'm not holding out much hope for it.  I think a lot of dogs just have to grow out of it.  Best bet is to try and grab it before they can.  I call Pixie the poop ninja because she always manages to go into stealth mode to grab that poop. 

Neither of my dogs are mill dogs and my Pixie came from a show breeder who raises her dogs in impeccable conditions so while that may be a reason for some dogs eating their feces, it certainly isn't the reason for all.  Some dogs just eat poop for no good reason at all. 

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OKAAY!
To all the cute and adorable poo eating puppies from great breeders... all apologies... it was just one of the reasons i heard of why a dog would eat poo. not everything we read is true for every dog... they are just statistics and a good enough percentile of poo eaters came from bad conditions to be a possible reason to this behavior. excuse me.
 
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