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Turd Gobbler

Post by nebraskabirdman » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:40 am

I was just wondering if anyone else had a dog that recycles their turds. My 6 month old just started trying to eat hers. She seems to like them fresh out of the oven if you now what I mean. I almost lost my lunch the other day when I caught her in the act. YUK :x
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Post by jcbuttry8 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:52 am

She is not the first and only. They do sale a product that you mix with their food that makes their feces taste bad to them. I know you would think it already does.

Check the pet stores or your vet.

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Post by MNspanielguy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:55 pm

You might want to try a different food. When my dog was young he would eat my older dog's turds. She was on a lamb and rice formula. A year after I put her down I tried a lamb and rice formula with the male, having forgotten about the old problem. It was not long before he started eating his own. I switched to a chicken based food and he stopped imediately. I guess he likes lamb. Must be part coyote.

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Post by Sharon » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:51 pm

Any dog will do that if it has the chance. Only real solution is picking it up the feces right away. Personally i don't really care. It is less for me to pick up plus i don't kiss my dogs. :)
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Post by MikeB » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:20 pm

The official name to stool eating is called coprophagia. There is lots of info on the web if you do a search.

In many cases it is a lack of digestive enzymes in the gut. I have found that PROZYMES works well. http://www.prozymeproducts.com/

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Post by birddogpete » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:57 pm

Sharon wrote:Any dog will do that is it has the chance. Only real solution is picking it up right away. Personally i don't really care. It is less for me to pick up plus i don't kiss my dogs. :)
ha ha exactly what i thought when i read his post :)

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Post by DogNewbie » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:03 pm

My neighbors dog did this as well and they put pineapple in her food for a bit. Not sure how it works, but it did for them.

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Post by C.painter » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:13 pm

back a few years ago when our turn eater would come in from the outside the kids would scream out "watch out for poop kisses!!!" :D :D

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Post by nebraskabirdman » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:25 pm

Gotta love those poop kissess!! :P

I do pick up after my pup, I guess I'll just have to be faster at it. Like I said, once the bread is out of the oven, its the old spin around and then snack time! I'll have to be quick on my feet. I do feed science diet lamb and rice. Maybe I will try a chicken or beef based food to see if that helps starve her cravings for the all mighty brown cigar!! :lol: :mrgreen:
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Post by ultracarry » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:39 pm

Have a hand full of rocks.by the back door. When the dog is done and goes in for the mouth full, let em fly.

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Post by chukarmandoo » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:14 am

Sharon wrote:Any dog will do that if it has the chance. Only real solution is picking it up the feces right away. Personally i don't really care. It is less for me to pick up plus i don't kiss my dogs. :)
That's the same with me. Except when I'm POed at them for something I run right out there and pick it up " NO TREATS FOR YOU ".

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Post by fishpond » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:10 pm

never known mine the eat their own or the others, but they do enjoy a fresh "cow pie" now and then!

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Post by RoostersMom » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:58 pm

Use fresh pineapple, not canned. It works!

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Post by MO_GSP » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:14 pm

fishpond wrote:never known mine the eat their own or the others, but they do enjoy a fresh "cow pie" now and then!

my dogs are the same, they won't touch their own but now they love to get in the calf pen and enjoy the buffet "cow pies"

maybe the sweet feed that attracts them to this?

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Post by birddogger » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:26 pm

It used to drive me nuts but I got over it a long time ago and like some others have said, it helps me with the clean up. :)

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