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Old 11-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 11 Week Old GSD Puppy Eating Other Animals Poo

I have a large backyard and have frequent deer, wild turkeys, squirrels etc in the back yard. In the last 2 days I have caught my puppy eating other animals feces. At first I though it was just a stick but one appears to be deer and the other feces I cant make out.

She is getting Taste of Wild kibble with a little Eukanuba or ToTW wet food. Along with Ester C and multi-vitamin. How can I stop her and what could she catch from this?
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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most dogs love wild critter poop- its like filet mignon to them lol.. try to clean it up before she goes out there. she might get smelly breath from eating it lol.. also make sure you deworm her regularly if she keeps eating critter poop... one of mine loves horse poop, the other one doesnt, but they both love rabbit and deer poop lol
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It looks worse than it is, it's actually pretty normal behavior. Dogs love to eat animal poop, which is gross, but not really harmful to them. Just worm regularly and don't let the pup kiss you on the lips.
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My dog does the same thing. she is also 11 weeks but she eats her own poop. for sure don't let her give me kisses. I was wondering if it was normal/healthy aswell. I have never had a dog do that.
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Yes, puppies love poop so much that sometimes they will eat their own poop. Again, not harmful, just gross. There are additives that you can put in the food that are supposed to discourage it--there's one called For-bid that is made just for this situation, or you can use plain unseasoned meat tenderizer sprinkled on the food. It's supposed to make the poop taste bitter. It may work and it may not, I've heard mixed reviews.
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WEll mine wont touch her only poop she only eats WILD animal poo.
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Yep. Rocco races to the cats litter box every morning to eat poop. I have to be very careful about it all the time.


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Mine won't touch hers. But during walks she lunges for piles that other owners don't bother to clean up. She'll leave/drop if I catch her early enough..
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Our 11 week old eats every nugget of rabbit poop she can find in our backyard. It's like skittles to her.

But ever since we brought her home we're seeing less and less rabbit traffic in our yard which means less poop, so the problem is kind of correcting itself.

The walking path around the lake in our neighborhood is covered in goose crap though so it's a constant battle keeping her attention on us and the walking.
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