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SilverEinz 01-08-2014 10:40 PM

I need help!!!! (3 m old poop eating :) )
 
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How do I stop my dog from eating his poop?!

I just caught him eating his poop today.
I haven't seen him do this before.
Is it because I don't feed him enough?
Has anyone else had this issue?

He's 3 months old and I feed him a full cup in the morning, half a cup around 2, and feed him a full cup at night around 9ish.
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selzer 01-08-2014 11:39 PM

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ting-poop.html

This thread is very recent. If you go to the black tool bar, and use the search function, there are a bajillion threads that can be found if you search "eating poop." There should be a ton of info in them.

selzer 01-08-2014 11:43 PM

If you are concerned with how much you are feeding, then we need to know how large your puppy is, what his condition is, what his activity level is, and what you are feeding him. Different foods have different calorie contents. How much does the bag say to feed a pup of his age and weight?

Poop eating is not uncommon in puppies. It is a nasty habbit for sure, and stopping it is a good idea. If the dog looks otherwise healthy, I would not necessarily run him to the vet. Since he is very young, when was he last wormed. Keeping poop picked up and the puppy properly wormed is important for his health.

doggiedad 01-08-2014 11:54 PM

i find keeping an eye on a pup and leashing helps with stopping them
from eating poop.

mycobraracr 01-09-2014 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by selzer (Post 4799002)
Poop eating is not uncommon in puppies. It is a nasty habbit for sure, and stopping it is a good idea. If the dog looks otherwise healthy, I would not necessarily run him to the vet. Since he is very young, when was he last wormed. Keeping poop picked up and the puppy properly wormed is important for his health.

Quote:

Originally Posted by doggiedad (Post 4799034)
i find keeping an eye on a pup and leashing helps with stopping them
from eating poop.


Both of these are good advice. I don't feed based on the bag's recommendation. I base it off how the puppy looks. I try and keep them on the leaner side as well.

Eating poop can also be caused by a missing nutrient in the food. Supplements or changing to a high quality food can sometimes help. Other than that, just keeping the puppy from doing it is the key. Definitely check for worms.


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