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Eating from catbox

ssc
July 30th, 2007, 09:16 PM
My minature pincher sometimes eats poop from the litter box . Is that a sign of difficiency in his diet?

growler~GateKeeper
July 31st, 2007, 01:33 AM
It is definately not healthy for your dog to be munching out of the litterbox, esp since he is also ingesting the litter itself.

Check these out:

http://dogplay.com/Behavior/kittybox.html

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=1474&S=1

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1246

http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/pets/blogpost/1370325/

clm
July 31st, 2007, 06:22 AM
Not a sign of a deficiency, just a dog being a dog. You need to keep the cat box in an area where the dog can't get to it. Mine are on the second floor and in the basement where the dogs aren't allowed.

Cindy

crazydays
July 31st, 2007, 08:55 AM
I keep the litter and the cats food station in the furnace/laundry room. We have installed a cat door for him to come in/out as he pleases. Works 100%- didn't take my cat long to figure it out!

bendyfoot
July 31st, 2007, 09:00 AM
Nope, dogs just like to eat poo. Their poo, cat poo, other dogs' poo, horse poo. MMMMMMMM, poo. Both our dogs will eat our cat's poo if given a chance. We also have to block off the litter boxes from the dogs, otherwise we come home to litter and poopy bits all over the floor. :laughing:

cheribob
August 3rd, 2007, 03:09 AM
and rabbit poo and goose poo.......

LittleMomma
August 3rd, 2007, 08:30 AM
ugh our dogs do this... its horribly disgusting, but normal.

bendyfoot
August 3rd, 2007, 09:24 AM
Pulled a "cat treat" out of Jaida's mouth this morning...

and a dead mouse yesterday...:frustrated:

want4rain
August 3rd, 2007, 09:42 AM
poopey, yep.... Mister loves caterpillar poo, squirrel poo, deer poo.... AND BABY POO!!! YUCK!!!:eek:

i mean how nasty..... :yuck:

-ashley

dogwalker
August 3rd, 2007, 09:53 AM
All my dogs have liked to take a sneak run at the litter box if they can. My litterbox isn't in the best place at the moment. It's in the basement, which is not accessible to the dogs except when I let them out in the backyard. This location worked for awhile, but now I need a barrier cause they get to the box before I can get down the stairs....