My baby is housebroken to the pads, and doing really good, but I'll declare I saw her today with poop in her mouth. Made me sick. What causes that and what do I do to prevent it? Poor baby got a good mouth and face washing. Thx
Lots of the time it's because something is lacking nutritionally. Then there are some that just like poop. I have one that eats poop in the winter if I don't get it scooped fast enough. She loves her poopsicles.
I want to thank you that responded to my post about my 2 month old yorkie eating her poop. I have only seen her do this once. She is a good puppie, already trained to go on the pads. That did alarm me today when I saw her do that. By reading all the posts, I see it's not that uncommon, but I sure do hope I can get this stopped soon. She is a tiny yorkie. She is two months old and only weighs 1 lb. Very special. I feed her science diet only. Occassionally I give her some cottage cheese to help keep her stomach well. Thanks again for your replies. :-) Carol
nope.... my yorkie is 5 months and have never eaten poop. If you're considering switching food as the solution u can try the one mine's on: Eagle Pack for small breeds. Yorkies tend to have digestive problems and he's doing great on it!
I have a dog that will eat any types pf poop: cat, dog, his own, rabbits, ect. and wont stop. I dont understand this but now i uess it's cause he is nutrientionall deprived. My hubby buys the cheapest thing he can find even the dallor store king. I will defiently have to switch this.
At the vets office the other day, a snotty looking lady came in while I was there and grabbed a bag of science diet. It was a little bag, like.. 4lbs probably? The total came to 21 dollars, I almost crapped myself.
I have noticed that Shih Tzu's like to "feast" on poop. They know they get in trouble when the eat it so the grab some either out of the litter box or some they just pooped and hide it! Later we notice them not being distructive so we look for them and always find them under the bed, couch, kitchen table, under my office desk ect. eating poop! They savor it! Like if it was a delicacy! GROSS!!!
We feed dogs a very high grade food but we mix it with grains. They have lot of undigested food in their stool. Similar to the interest most dogs have in horse and cattle droppings. The digested plant products are ripe for their digestive tract.
Many puppies grow out of this habit, but young dogs can still digest a lot of nutrition from stool. So they do. It smells good, lots of fish oil in dog food helps with that, so why not?
Remove the stool. Teach your pup to poop outside. Teach a leave it command. They tend to grow out of it. Washing out the dogs mouth acomplishes nothing but making the dog touchy to having its mouth handled by other people. It will not clean anything that the natrual digestive process will not do.
Ok Wandering Spirit. You seriously need to stop bashing people. I hate to be the one to break this to you but you are NOT perfect either. My bad, it is a mini Doberman and not a minidobie. It IS a doberman and only weighs 6 pds. My deepest apoligies to you.
People will take an issue with you calling a breed something it is not. A backyard breeder might market a miniature pincher as a 'mini dobe'.. but anyone who likes their breed, whether they actually own dobermans or min pins would take offense to that. That's not a bash.
There are more places or comments where others get bashed on a regular basis. I do NOT have any other dogs except for my two Chi's therefore I don't keep up with what ever others have. Call him a miniture doberman or a miniture pinscher. Doesn't matter. People on this site call different types of Chihuahua's all of the time and I don't correct them. If you want to call your Chi a deerhead or an applehead then go for it. So either way the dog is the same which ever you desire to call him.