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Poop eating Shihtzu

January 31st, 2009, 09:09 AM
I have a 8 month old shihtzu that likes to eat his poop--I have tried giving him medicine to stop stool eating but that does not work. The dog food he is on is Science Diet. Any suggestions???:shrug:

January 31st, 2009, 10:29 AM
I would try a better food..Mine used to do this also. I just made sure I picked up her poop right away. So no more poop snacks.

January 31st, 2009, 10:40 AM
This is a commong thing with dogs. Especially in the winter when they are "crunchy" many seem to prefer it as a crunchy treat.. Personally I would change foods.. I would go to a good store, and read all the ingredient lists, get one that has no grain, and good meats. Like Orijen, or Evo.. or something similar. Science Diet is not on the list of foods that I would buy..The solution is to supervise your dog, and pick up any of these snacks before the dog has a chance to eat them. That is what I do. When you feed a high quality food, on a schedual you'll know when to expect the poop. You can then walk your dog, or at least go out with it, and a baggie and pick it up right away, there are other benifits to making sure there is no poop lying around.

Hope this helps! I have a shih tzu/lhasa apso cross, they sure are wonderful dogs.. Good luck!

January 31st, 2009, 03:31 PM
Welcome to the Poop-eaters Club! We are a small bunch but growing in numbers :laughing:

Buster is a winter-time snacker....doesn't touch it in the summer but the frozen poopsicles are his favorite. I do feed him Orijen and Wellness and that hasn't made a difference. The only thing that helps is keeping the pooper-scooper handy and following your pup around.

Hopefully he will outgrow it! :thumbs up

What's his name...and got pictures???? :D

January 31st, 2009, 04:20 PM
My Shihtzu name is Duncan and I do have tons of pics of him I will try to download one---My kids are 8 and 4 and adore him!!! Very easy going dog!!! Sorry the pic is so big--I'm kinda slow on all this computer junk.

the gang
January 31st, 2009, 07:23 PM
welcome to my life!!! i have min pins 3 out of the 5 eat poop, i have tried everthing, nothing works just clean up back yard often, good luck, brenda and the pins

February 1st, 2009, 10:51 AM
:lovestruck: Hard to believe something that CUTE could be a poop-eater!!!