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#1 Joe Anne

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:58 PM

I have heard of using this stuff,but:
How much of the tenderizer do I put in the dog's food to hopefully stop this disgusting habit???
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:18 PM

There's been a recent thread on this (and some others further back, I'm sure). A search should find it.

I used this for just a couple of days at most with my pup it because it made him a bit loose (he gets a little loose easily). However, it appeared to stop the habit quickly so it was worth it to me.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:06 PM

yeah, im interested too. my dog does it out in the yard all the time. its gross!

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:11 AM

Hi
I posted about this a well and heres the thread.
http://www.bordercol...9656;p=1#000000

Curly has a very discerning palette as well. It is called Coprophagia (eating feces) so google it, you'll find all kinds of information. Like there's a difference in when they eat it, (fresh?) or if its their own or other dogs. Curly is exclusively his, fresh. (gaggg)

I tried DETER purchased at one of the big box pet stores. It worked. It's pills 2x a day for 2 weeks. I also changed his diet in the meantime however.

Curly has colitis and is on Hills Prescription diet W/D, kibble (high in fiber) and Verus canned chicken and rice. When he is on this food combo, he is a prolific pooper but doesn't eat it . Whenever I try to get him off the W/D food, feeding him food higher in protien, he gets a screwy stomach and beings to eat his poop. Some say, they eat it b/c they aren't absorbing their food properly. Some have had success with yogurt (helps digestion).

Some suggest putting them on a leash and training them to 'leave it' and running fast away from it, and then give them a treat. I'll tell Curly to LEave It and he does, but not before a quick lick. (ack)

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:24 AM

We also had this problem with our young dog (10 months). I think it was somewhere on this board that pineapple was mentioned. I've added a sprinkling of juice to his kibble for the last few months and I think it has done the trick. Some say they eventually grow out of it but I firmly believe the pineapple worked. Worth a try anyway.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:26 AM

Ugh. Zoe's started this. Now she poops outside, on-leash, so I never have a problem. But she's had potty accidents inside a few times (another whole topic!!! arrggg!!!), and she immediately eats it. UGH!

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:32 AM

Yes, pineapple. I've heard that too. Pineapple has digestive enzymes. In fact they sell pineapple enzyme for people and it's used like a maalox or tums.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:20 AM

I have 5 dogs and one of them will eat feces... so, I would have to put the pineapple juice (or Adolph's) in all my dogs food, right?
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:44 AM

Christine, yes, you would have to do all of the dogs' foods, to make ALL of their poops unappetizing. I don't know if its the actual juice, or the actual fruit itself, as I had always heard to put the crushed pineapple from the can.

The only surefire way I found to totally stop it was to pick up quickly. One of my dogs was eating everyone's poop BUT hers. After a few months of doing some pineapple and quick pickup it has finally pretty much stopped. I have to watch her, though, because she'll do a fly-by snatching if I'm not careful. :rolleyes: Judging by the careful and meticulous way she handles it I'd say its apparently quite the delicacy. *shudders*
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:52 AM

Thanks Laura, I'll try the crushed pineapple... I can't possibly go around my 4 acres of lawn and pick up all the poop... :eek:
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 05:30 AM

I can't possibly go around my 4 acres of lawn and pick up all the poop...

:rolleyes: Talk about a workout! Nah, the only reason I can keep up is that my yard is teenie.

You know, sometimes I wonder if they think I'm eating it?
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 05:33 AM

Hey Christine - i bet i can guess which one it is. Related to Gael, by way of his mother? Weird thing to be genetic but it seems to be fairly common in that line.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 05:36 AM

You know, sometimes I wonder if they think I'm eating it? [/QB]

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 06:36 AM

Well it dosen't seem to be age related, because it is Mirra who is 12 and Sitka who is 8. I haven't seen Phoenix -18 mos. do it, "yet"! I am afraid he will think it must be the thing to do, watching the other two... anyway I am gonna check out the threads and web site, to see what works.
Laura... that is tooo funny, they think you are eating it! made me laugh!! thanks!
Thanks....yuk, yuk, yuk!
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 02:12 PM

Yes, pineapple. I've heard that too. Pineapple has digestive enzymes. In fact they sell pineapple enzyme for people and it's used like a maalox or tums.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:20 PM

Hey Joe Anne!
My 12 year old has started doing this about 2 yrs ago, it drives me nut. If it was her own poo she was eating I wouldn't mind as much because I know she is dewormed and on good food, but no, she eats all the stray cat poos and poos from dogs whose owners don't pick up in our local park. I get so upset! Who knows what worms they might have! I just make sure to have her dewormed regularly.
I have heard something about Zucchini though, not sure if the dog needs to eat it cooked or raw... Sorry, not much help there.
Good luck!


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