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Old 09-04-2012, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have witnessed, MANY times, our puppy pooping, and then nudging it with her nose right after. It looks like she's trying to move it to get at something underneath it. I'm afraid she will eat it, she has done that before!!! Once she ate her poop, came in the house and a short time later threw it all up! That was the worst thing she has ever done. Not something I want to have happen again.
So...does anyone else's puppy (or dog) do this? I thought maybe she was looking for bugs since there her favorite snack, but she nudges her poop immediately after pooping! And she has been eating her normal 3 times a day without much fuss so I know she's not hungry.
Why do dogs eat their poop? It can't taste good!
Also she won't stop nudging it until I yell at her or step off the deck like
I'm going towards her. Then I make her come in so she won't eat it.


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Old 09-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only fool-proof solution is for you to be outside with her and pick up her stool IMMEDIATELY after she goes.
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Over feeding was a problem for my adopted 3 yr old. Had a lot of undigested food in his poop. For him 1/2 to1 cup per day was to much. His stools were somewhat loose and light in color, almost the color of his food if it were mush. My puppy did the same but grew out of it at 8 months. I also used those Nasty Habit pills from petsmart which seemed to work. Look at the kcals on the food bag and reseach what is recommended for that age, then adjust as needed. My high drive male does great at around 1800 and the 18month old couch potato does very well at around 1400.
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Welcome to the Official Poop Patrol Club
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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NUDGING poop....my oldest does this. Never eats it, never has. I watched her one day for awhile to try and figure out what she was doing!?

She was trying to cover it up...for whatever reason. Finally figured it out after she placed pine needles over it and walked away.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Niko is not a poop eater but once in a while he'll nose "around" it. I think he's trying to sniff it, the same way he'll sniff a pee spot.

He has also covered a poop by pushing snow over it. But he has only done that a couple times.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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YES! Official poop patrol club!!! Just what I always wanted to be a part of haha!!! Well as long as she's not the only one doing it!
I thought it was weird (still do) but I guess I'll just let her nudge it and keep a close eye on her. Maybe she is just trying to cover it up?
And I guess I have to be a poop checker too and see if there's any undigested food in her poop? Ugh!!! Lol
She's lucky she's cute and I love her. I wouldn't check poop for just any dog!
And I'll double check on her food bag for how much she should be eating. Im pretty sure were feeding her correctly but I'll still check.
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My dogs don't eat poop, thankfully. But I do see them go and investigate whenever another dog goes poo or pee, when pee, they mark on top of it.
Depending on what the dog eats, the poop may be enticing, as it isn't nutritionally absorbed the first time.
Make sure you feed a good diet...my rawfed dogs have such small poops, not much is left to waste after absorbtion/easy to clean up and it isn't as smelly either.
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Well I watched her out in the yard to see what she was going to do. SHE ATE IT!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH. Now what do I do?


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