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26 July 2009 @ 02:43 pm
Changing diet?  
Daisy has been eating poop. She's like a ninja. I won't go into details but it makes her very sick and she generally vomits it up again afterward, which is NOT FUN to clean. I try to keep my yard meticulous, but she is sneaky. She doesn't eat any other animal's poop, just her own and her brother's.
I'm getting her checked out at the vet in a few days, but I have heard that diet plays a big part in dogs and poop eating, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a dog food brand that aids in digestion and so there's less "yummy" left in the poop? Also, has anyone tried any of those remedies of mixing pumpkin or meat tenderizer into the dog food to prohibit poo eating? I've also heard of powders such as "For Bid" but I'm not sure if they are worth the money, or where to acquire any. I'm curious, because her health is my number one concern.
M to the Jmessyjessy on July 26th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Casey Jones used to eat his poop. I read that mixing pineapple with the food helps because its not so appetizing later on. That seemed to work for us.
thought_bubbls: Pickles & Lola!thought_bubbls on July 26th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
This. Something in the acid from the pineapple makes the poop taste terrible to dogs. I had the same problem with my Boston.

I can't believe that you have to add pineapple to make the POOP taste terrible....hehehehe!
Tiffanyiftherainstops on July 26th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
My vet told me this, and also canned pumpkin (it has to be actual pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling though!)
popscocklespopscockles on July 26th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Don't try any of the over the counter crap. It doesn't work.

Just try the meat tenderizer(unflavored), the pumpkin(make sure it REAL pumpkin puree, not the pumpkin pie MIX, which is generally not pumpkin at all), & the pineapple.

I've seen it work. Specifically the meat tenderizer. We have a boxer named DeeDee who's one of our regular daycampers. She has a nasty poo-gobbling habit. OR...USED TO!

Try them out, you'll see an improvement.
Nancie: Boston Banjo and Lucieicnan on July 26th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
It's gross but it worked at my house. Rather then clean it up right away I would sprinkle cayenne pepper on poop. I did it for about a week and Banjo lost all interest in trying to steal his sister's poop.
noisywallflowernoisywallflower on July 26th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
One time I was watching the Dog Whisperer and they wound up feeding the dog bananas. I'm not sure how affective it is.
Jennylittlesunflower on July 27th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
Thanks for the advice, I'm super grateful. I'm starting them on a new food soon (will gradually mix it in) that we used to feed them, it's supposed to be quite healthy, but which we stopped buying when my husband lost his job, since it was really expensive, almost 10 dollars more than a generic brand for a small bag. Since he's now employed, I'd like to go back to better quality food and not the crap from the grocery store.
I'm going to try the pineapple first, since I hate the smell of pumpkin. If that doesn't work, I'll try the meat tenderizer, and then the pumpkin. Hopefully it will help! Thanks!