April 7th, 2010, 01:42 PM
My dog is obsessed with eating cat poop. We have a litter box and she's smart cause only when we're not around she'll eat it. I clean the box once a day and I can be around all day and she'll still find a way to eat them.
Anyone know how to stop this? Is this bad for her? I mean yah gross, but can it harm her in any way?
April 7th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Yep, there are a few ways that your dog can be harmed while eating kitty poops.
1. If the litter is scented, the chemicals may be harmful
2. The clay litter could clump in your dogs stomach and cause a blockage
3. Your dog could get parasites from the feces and possibly pass them to you and family members
Can you block the entrance to the room with the litter in it?
My dogs are huge cat poop connoisseurs and I have to completely block them from the litter boxes. Otherwise they are sneaky; when I'm not looking, they're sampling the "treat box" - as I call it.
April 7th, 2010, 02:18 PM
You must move litter, you'll never stop the dogs. I did see a new litter box where the cat hops in from the top, maybe the dogs will stay out of it?
April 7th, 2010, 02:40 PM
We keep our litter boxes in a room that has a wooden accordian type baby gate on the door. We keep it hooked closed until we want to get in the room, then fold it open. We took two or three of the wooden bars off the bottom, just enough so the cats can walk through but the dogs can't fit.
April 9th, 2010, 03:31 PM
Can you put the litterbox up high where only the cat can jump to it? Ex. on the washer/dryer or a shelf up high?
I am not a cat expert by any means, but what about one of those litter boxes that automatically shovels away the poop? Not sure if it would work, and I bet they are expensive... but it could work? I am not sure how frequently they clean the box though... :shrug:
April 10th, 2010, 03:11 PM
I bought one of the tables that fold up from costco and put the food and liitter on the tables so that my guy doesnt eat it! He did as a pup! :laughing:
April 11th, 2010, 02:20 PM
This is why I have my cats litterboxes in a room with just a hole big enough in the door for the cats to get in. Every dog I've ever seen loves eating out of the litterbox :yuck:, and the only way to stop them is make sure they can't get to the litterbox.
April 11th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Oh and as far as harming them, yes it's possible, even if not likely. It's still gross either way, so I feel your pain.
We have a pocket door on our cat's room, and though it's latched now, it wasn't at one time and the dogs figured out how to open it. We had to actually put them in the bathtub and wash their mouthes out because they had litter and crap (yes, literally) stuck in their teeth :yuck:.