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Please help me... This is really getting disgusting. Oliver eats Innova puppy food, if that helps. And pretty much every time he poops, he starts eating it! :new_Eyecrazy: Even if I run and get TP as soon as I can. It's gross and so embarassing if I have company over. It's not even like he's hungry because he almost always has food in his bowl.

Is it the food? Please help.... I don't even want his kisses anymore, since I now know what his favorite snack is!!!
 

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there are some old posts about this topic. Peanut never did that, but I did see something called Deter. It's a supplement that makes the poo taste bad to dogs. I would have thought poo already tasted bad :new_Eyecrazy: but, who really knows? it might work.
 

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Most puppies grow out of it . I know that does not help now .
there is an other post that said you can sprinkel something on there food that makes the poop taste bad.
 

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Type Feces Eating Dogs in to Google and you'll find lots of articles... Hopefully one of them will be just what you're looking for.... good luck!
 

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We have past posts about this.

Here are some things people tell me to try (Mystify79 gave me these suggestions)
Deter--you can get at pet stores
pineapple
sweet potato
meat tenderizer--just sprinkle onto their food

If you call your vet, they could also give you suggestions.

Good luck
 

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If your dog could talk, I'm sure you would hear "gee, Mom, I'm just recylcling, isn't that what kids are taught in school these days?"

This is really not that uncommon, but it can be corrected. One other thing I've heard works is fig neuton cookies. And while we are on the subject of cookies, ginger snaps are reported to be good for motion sickness in dogs.
 

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my jongee has been a poopeater since i got her from 12wks.
shes now almost 15 months old and shes still doing it whenever im not looking

ive tried a lot of stuff but the only thing i can do is make sure im ALWAYS next to her when she goes potty and clean it up before she gets it

nothing worked for me other than that :new_Eyecrazy:
 

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I wonder why some dogs do that and other never do...


Kodie NEVER went to eat his poo... he RUNS away from it! haha

Does it have to do with the food you feed him?!
 

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aaaahhh!!! I know what you are going through
Isnt it the most awful feeling? I can handle almost anything but I have such a hard time with poo, even cleaning it up, but to smell it on my little innocent's breath! OMG I thought I was going to go into depression when this started. :new_Eyecrazy:

I can't offer a solution but I can say that I did switch her food and there is no noticeable difference. I see her eyeing it up (oh gawd) still, but I have just been grabbing it as fast as I can so she does not have time to get it. It must be a sight to see me juggling to praise her and get her treat to her and at the same time trying to clean up the poo before she has a chance to get it. $#*@%#!

Since I am potty training, I feel I need to know when she goes each and every time. The dining occurs when she sneaks off just out of sight, so I am working very hard on not letting that happen and hoping she outgrows it. I have heard putting something called "Accent" food spice on their food can work because it helps the food digest so there is no food left in the poo. Well, the food I have her on now says it has digestive enzymes in it so its possible that that is not my problem, but it might work for you.

GOOD LUCK!!!
 

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Bella loved to eat her poop...LOVED it. I had her on California Natural, then on Innova Puppy and as soon as I switched her to Innova Evo...no more poop eating. I tried a bunch of stuff too but nothing worked. The vet told me she will grow out of it but I honestly think it was the food. She's 9 months now and I switched her about 3 months ago. Also with the Evo, her poops are hard and not that stinky...they are also a lot smaller.

Sorry to discribe Bella's poop but I think this will help!
 

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Izzy did it once and when we saw her doing it we went nuts. Waving our arms and shrieking. She hasn't done it since and when we see her sniffing it we hold our breaths but she wanders away from it, thank goodness.
 

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Originally posted by olliesmom@Mar 8 2005, 06:22 PM
Please help me... This is really getting disgusting.  Oliver eats Innova puppy food, if that helps.  And pretty much every time he poops, he starts eating it!  :new_Eyecrazy:  Even if I run and get TP as soon as I can.  It's gross and so embarassing if I have company over.  It's not even like he's hungry because he almost always has food in his bowl.

Is it the food?  Please help.... I don't even want his kisses anymore, since I now know what his favorite snack is!!! 

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We have Shih Tzu who had a fondness for the same tender warm treats :0. I must have spent the better part of a year trying to figure out what on earth was his problem! I read everything there was to read on the subject. It ids very very frustrating indeed. I knew to pickitright up and give a firm NO, and t keep the yard free ofthose nasty treats. But I wanted to know WHY WHY did he feel the need to eat such S#%@. I have always had my dogs on premium foods. All I could personally do for my dog was to find what he mighthave been missing in his diet. The last switch I made was to Pinnacle....and he did after 2 years of eating warn nasty snacks.....stop....It was a Revalation lol Some day soon I am going to compare all these foods and see what Pinnacle has that the others we tried didnt.
I am not saying this is the answer to anyones problem, it just wirk out for us

Some pups do this and than outgrow it and than there are those selectede few thatL just seem to crave it On occasion he still tries to get a little nibble in...but I now feed him a fig neuton cookie before he goes out to do his business, and another when he comes right back in "fresh and clean" I wonder if it is only the dogs fed dry food that do this unmentionable?
 

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Thank you for your replies everyone! Oliver is around 9 months old, and I am thinking of taking him off puppy food anyway. I am debating between wellness, innova evo, and am still researching a few others. Chicken soup, and Newmans were brands that I hadn't even heard from until I joined this forum!

Kathleens maltese... I've never heard of Pinnacle? Is it human grade? Where can I get it?

I know there seems to be a lot of threads about foods, but I'd love to hear feedback about how your dog is doing on your brand of dog food.

thanks again!
 

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Jack has been a poop eating fool for about 2 months now. Just finished an entire box of Deter with no luck at all. He is on Science Diet Puppy small bites but am thinking of switching. Anymore suggestions for a new food? Also, is he old enough to switch to adult food? Thanks
 

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Originally posted by Jack@Mar 10 2005, 01:48 PM
Jack has been a poop eating fool for about 2 months now.  Just finished an entire box of Deter with no luck at all.  He is on Science Diet Puppy small bites but am thinking of switching.  Anymore suggestions for a new food?  Also, is he old enough to switch to adult food?  Thanks
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How old is he? Bella stopped eating her poop when I switched her to Innova Evo. This food is for all stages and she's been doing great on it. She hated every food I tried giving her and for the first time ever...she loves her food!!
 

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I've been there... and it's not pretty. Tuffy was all about eating his poop in his younger days. I tried every remedy under the sun.. sweet potatoes, pineapple, meat tenderizer, Deter, spraying the poop with bitter spray, papaya enzyme, papaya baby food.. you name it. Nothing, nothing, nothing worked. And don't even think about trying hot sauce because apparently dogs like that. I finally switched him to adult food and it has made a difference. Every once in a while he'll eat it if I'm gone for a long time.. I think he does it out of spite or boredom. And if he's had a greenie, he'll consider eating his poop because it's green. But for the most part, he seems to be done with the poop eating. There's also another pill thing called Forbid that is supposed to help but we never got around to trying it. The only thing you can really do is hope they'll grow out of it because some dogs, no matter what you try, are going to do it anyways. I'd start with one of the pills, Forbid or Deter instead of messing around with home remedies. Hopefully he'll grow out of it! Good luck!

Jack's Mom - Tuffy was also eating Science Diet puppy when he started the poop eating busines.. you may want to ask your vet if you can maybe include some adult food in with his puppy food. It's probably still a little too early to switch him completely but maybe by doing half and half it would help.
 
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