View Full Version : eating poop????

02-01-2007, 07:43 AM
ok, I have 2 females almost 10 mo. old. 1 of them is constantly eating any poop she can find. The other doesn't. Anyway, my dad says that is just what they do to get rid of other scents. I just think it is pretty gross and I want to know if there is any way to get her to stop. It can't be healthy.

02-01-2007, 08:19 AM
It is kind of gross, isn't it? I know I have to watch when I have a puppy that he/she doesn't pick up horse "road apples" but that seems to be a puppy thing and we all know that puppies will put any and everything in their mouths. I feed Solid Gold products to my Pyrs along with a homemade receipe. They have a product called S.E.P. "Stop Eating Poop". You might want to check that out.

02-01-2007, 11:10 AM
i never have had trouble with my pyrs eating poo but my bostons eat any kind of poo they find not sure how to get them to stop i think they enjoy looking for new poo

02-01-2007, 05:40 PM
yes, they are only 10 mo. old. I don't know what it is but she goes after it constantly. Sometimes I don't see it. I would think that it is not healthy

02-02-2007, 06:54 AM
I'm wondering if it's a breed trait - mine eats it too and she's a year old now -it's cold here now so it's frozen and she likes it even more, we have to race her to it.

Maybe Risestar has some info. on this????????

02-02-2007, 09:12 PM
yes, I am also noticing that they eat it more now to. I just don't want them to end up with worms. They are now eating each others as of today. At first it was just other dogs and cats and other animals. Now today they were eating their poop. Gross I know!

02-05-2007, 02:59 PM
It has been my expierience that this has been limited to female dogs. When i asked about it I was told it was an instinct to help hide den locations and the possible presence of young puppies.

02-20-2007, 11:35 AM
our two female pyrs eat poop too... always have ... always will... I go on poopoo patrol so they can't.....

03-05-2007, 09:04 AM
does someone have an answer as to why are females eat their own poop??

03-05-2007, 05:29 PM
I sure wish I new. It is pretty gross when they get done and then come over and want to play or hit you with their noses. I don't feel like spending money on stuff to add to their food. I guess I will just deal with it as long as it does not get them sick.

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03-20-2007, 06:57 AM
Hope everyone is paying attention to the dog and cat food recall presently going on - it's effecting 40 to 50 wet dog/cat food products.

03-20-2007, 07:00 AM
Hope everyone is paying attention to the dog and cat food recall going on right now, it affects 40 to 50 different brands of wet dog/cat foods.

06-10-2007, 03:47 PM
I'm not sure why they eat it, but I have heard that MSG or sea kelp gets rid of that habbit. I never had a problem with ours, for that matter he doesn't even eat his meals half the time!!! I'd try the sea kelp before the MSG and see if that works.

06-15-2007, 10:25 AM
I've had this problem, except with my dog rather than a female. I consulted my vet about it---she said to increase the amount of food he got: he was eating it because he was still hungry, and eating their own feces is redigesting more nutrients.

I increased his food--and exercise--and he hasn't bothered with it since. :)