I believe I read there is a product to get your dog to stop eating poop. You put it in their food and it makes it taste bad to them.
Jackson will sometimes have himself a little snack. Not always but still we don't want him doing it. Our dogs go on wee pads so they don't always go when we are around and we cannot put something on the poop itself. We are going to be leaving them at home in the future for a longer period of time (to go to football games) and don't want him to be cleaning up the mess before we get home.
Any help would be appreciated. It is really grossing my dh out. He hates to have a poop eating dog.
Female dogs do this. Mine does too : ( My vet said to use a certain kind of meat tenderizer but it HAS TO BE WITHOUT ANY SALT, salt is very dangerous for dogs. I forget which one she said but most vets should know, but it doesn't contain salt but it makes the poop taste gross to them (you would think it already would right?).
I have a chihahua that does the same thing. I asked the vet about it today actually. She said there are products that are meant to be put in cats food so dogs dont eat the cat poop out of the litter box (ew) but it works the same for dogs to...i forgot what it was called but its available at Petsmart (and other pet stores im sure) in the cat section
One of my cattle dogs will 'help herself' if I don't scoop the poop asap-it really is disgusting, isn't it? I have tried a few of the products-Deter, and one other-both worked fine as long as I was consistent with it. My problem was that, having four dogs, it was getting expensive to dose all that food! Now I just clean the yard two or three times/day. Good luck!
I wouldn't use garlic in any form whatsoever. It is related to oinions, which are extremely poisonous to dogs.
I've tried usng Forbid when my lab was eating poop, and she could have cared less. Tried the Adolph's meat Tenderizer and MSG, and she still didn't care. have care have heard adding a little crushed pineapple helps, but never had the opportunity to try it.
Onion and garlic poisoning Onions and garlic are other dangerous food ingredients that cause sickness in dogs, cats and also livestock. Onions and garlic contain the toxic ingredient thiosulphate. Onions are more of a danger.
***Edited By: harlee29 on 9/9/2005 4:04:28 PM*** Reason: *
There are many reasons why dogs eat poop. It can be frustrating to figure out because there are just as many ways to get them to stop doing it. I found this page that really helps. I hope it helps you too.
I have VERY successfully used a 1/2 Tablespoon of crushed pineapple on my dogs food. He eats twice a day and after 3 months, We had him kenneled and they never had a problem, and since then neither have we. Try it, inexpensive and no harmful ingredients. Good luck!