Why does my dog eat his own pooh?

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  1. The_Bear1973

    The_Bear1973 New Member

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    We have a 4 month old pup,since we have had him if I don't catch him in time he eats his own pooh. Pls could anyone tell me why they do this and how I can stop it?

    Cheers

    Clare
     
  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair New Member

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    Um I heard you can feed them something like pineapple that makes it taste really nasty..
    Or maybe it was something else??
     
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    The_Bear1973 New Member

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    Thanks Sarah I'll give it a try!

    Clare
     
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    shelleyone56 New Member

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    try plain yoghurt i desert spoon a day mixed with his food
     
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    maple Queen of the Jungle

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    I don't know about yogurt, but I've also heard that a little pineapple makes the poop taste crappy :D
     
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    lizzybeth727 New Member

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    Yogurt's really good for their digestive system, but I don't know if it makes their poop taste bad....

    This question has been answered many times, you might also want to search the forum for more suggestions.
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    I've read that the pup may have started to do this where it was first living because no one cleaned up the poop often enough and the dogs got used to eating it.
     
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    Sometimes if the food is lower quality they may eat their poo, or if there are undigested bits of food in it.
     

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