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ASHERBERRY's Photo ASHERBERRY Posts: 158
11/14/11 8:01 A

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I've never personally tried it, but I've seen a product called "Distaste"
It's like a vitamin that you give to the dog and it's supposed to "turn them off" to the taste of poopies.... I can't imagine it tastes good in the first place.

Good luck, let us know how it goes!

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7/31/11 12:52 P

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My one chihuahua Pepe(God Rest His Soul) used to do the same thing. He came from an abused home and had the habit when I got him. He used to eat poo to survive and he never came out of it.I tried different remedies that you sprinkle on the food. It does help a little bit. It makes it taste nasty.

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MELLABELLAS's Photo MELLABELLAS Posts: 1,769
7/17/11 10:31 A

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Canned pumpkin might be a good idea! Hopefully she will eat it, but right now she eats anything and everything so I doubt that will be a problem.
If that doesn't work I am going to stop by Petsmart and see if there is something I can sprinkle on her food.
The crazy thing is not only does she eat her own poo but she picks it up in her mouth and flings it around!! I'm starting to think I have a crazy dog! lol

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7/16/11 6:54 P

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I've heard about the pumpkin, also was told that meat tenderizer on the food (sprinkled over it) would work, there was a third thing but I can't remember what it was...

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7/16/11 6:40 P

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I do have to say that eating poo can last. They may get where it isn't very often, but still may occur once in a while. As for eating cat poo, I have all my cats' boxes in a room with a baby gate. The cats can go in by jumping, but doggies can't.

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7/16/11 9:35 A

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Donica,
Hahaha....ewwww....you said she is a puppy, so it will probably stop as she gets a little older. Our chi, Lexi, used to get the cat's poo out of the litter box when she was little!!! We would always catch her right away and scold her "no, no Lexi". It didn't last very long and she stopped. When she was little (I know she's still little :)) she chewed up her toys until they were shredded and she would get the extra rolls of toilet paper and drag them through the house and shred them (we had to keep them out of her reach). Anything she could put in her mouth and destroy she would. All of that "bad" puppy behavior has stopped now, thank goodness!! So, I don't really have any tips for you, but I am offering encouragement that she will grow out of it, I hope!

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FABRICFREAK Posts: 24
7/16/11 2:27 A

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Many times if you feed them canned pumkin it will make it unappetizing on its way out. Worth a try. Cleaning up right away is the best thing to do. The pet supply places also sell supplements to help with this habit. It is pretty common habit...but gross. good luck

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7/16/11 2:09 A

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Beware... Gross-ness ahead! my baby Chi puppy has started eating her own poo. She has become obsessed with it! When we take her out to go potty that is the first thing she does. We have started cleaning up after her immediately after, but if we look away for a split second she has already started doing it again! It's nasty! Has anyone else had this problem?

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