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My dog eats her bowel movements

amanrbns
June 10th, 2004, 05:28 PM
could you help me understand why my dog eats her bowel movements?

Karin
June 10th, 2004, 05:36 PM
Thanks for sharing ...








*saving my meat loaf dinner for tomorrow*

heidiho
June 10th, 2004, 05:37 PM
No i cant,but my puppy did it when i first got him,he stopped,but the vet gave me powder stuff to put in his food,doesnt make the food taste different,but when it comes out the other end it makes the poop taste bad,go figure,thought poop would taste bad anyway... :eek:

Karin
June 10th, 2004, 05:42 PM
...and right you are Heidi....it's called "For Bid"... For Bid makes the poop taste like *****....kinda an oxymoron if you ask me, but it works well.

heidiho
June 10th, 2004, 05:45 PM
YEP,that was it.............. ;)

Luba
June 10th, 2004, 05:57 PM
LOL @ karin makes it taste like itself LMFHO

heidiho
June 10th, 2004, 06:03 PM
Is there anything sicker,why in the world would a dog eat there crap???it has got to stink,i mean when they go down there is has got to stink............

heidiho
June 10th, 2004, 06:03 PM
oops,just said the same thing twice,blonde moment..

Lucky Rescue
June 10th, 2004, 06:09 PM
As revolting as this is to us, it's fairly common in the animal world.

Until you teach your dog a reliable "Leave it!" make sure you take him out on leash every time he needs to go. If he tries to turn and eat it, say "Leave it" and pull him away. When he turns and looks at you, praise and treat.

If your dog is a puppy, he may outgrow this, and in the meantime, the Leave It command is a very good one to teach.

heidiho
June 10th, 2004, 06:15 PM
But i just dont get it,i could see if it was something that smelled good,but it is poopppppppp..........eewwwww :p :p

melanie
June 10th, 2004, 06:18 PM
charlie has never eaten her own, but if we go past cow, well she gets so excited, nothing grosser that a green tounge coming in for a kiss. she will eat any cow or bird poo she can get, loves the stuff, hasnt killed her so i dont mind. someone tried to tell me she did it cause something was missing in diet, well she is just to healthy with a wide range of diet and stuff for this to be true, the vet said it wasnt any ways so i will believe him. oh dogs are just soooo grose sometimes, makes me gag,lol. :eek: (this smily is me gagging)

glasslass
June 10th, 2004, 06:29 PM
Friend of mine has a Border Collie who just loves Kitty Kandy. Unfortunately his neighbor has several cats who leave lots of it in the flowerbeds. His vet said the dogs like it because it's full of protein. My dad was a farrier. Whenever he was trimming a hoof, the ranch dogs would circle around watching and waiting for the pieces. Talk about bad breath! That's hi-protein also.

chico2
June 10th, 2004, 06:53 PM
Oh well,just finished my dinner :D Cats are sooo much more choosey,Vinnie had a nice earthworm today,yummy!!! Poor worm,didn't know what hit him :D

glasslass
June 10th, 2004, 07:14 PM
Puss-Puss never harms anything, just brings them in. Worst gift she gave me was a tomato worm. :eek:

Chany
June 12th, 2004, 09:10 AM
Abbey started doing that too. As long as she doesn't want to lick our faces after eew! Also they like to roll on dead things :confused: , don't know why and I don't really care to know either. ;) I just assume its a "dog" thing. :)

wAggie
June 12th, 2004, 08:08 PM
Is there anything sicker,why in the world would a dog eat there crap???it has got to stink,i mean when they go down there is has got to stink............

well... Chocolate's had his share of vomit... his own. :eek: that was always fun. the instant he was vomitting, I'm running over to comfort him, pull him away, AND clean it up... :rolleyes:


Anita, the worst my cats got into their systems was spiders, flies, and ants. lol.

Luba did say Honey ate a bird or 2... and left the wings aside, :p

glasslass
June 13th, 2004, 12:04 AM
A friend of mine who lives on a ranchette says her cats leave mouse faces in her house. They eat everything but the face. :eek: :eek: