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Old 07-06-2016, 10:32 AM   #1
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Unhappy Eating Poop

Since I have stopped walking Rascal she has started eating her own poop. Hubby suggested this morning that she isn't getting as much other 'stuff' as when I was walking her.
I can't decide if I should worry or not. I thought maybe we should take a sample in when her anal glands are expressed. I looked up the copro??? word and the least worrisome was boredom. Any thoughts?
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Flair, my female lab used to do that. She died last November. She was food obsessed, and was always seeking something to eat. I once was told that the behavior can be related to the female dog's instincts to clean out their den when they have pups, but I'm not sure if that's true or not. At any rate, Flair was a very happy and healthy dog until she become ill at the end of her life, she just had that nasty habit of eating her poop if I did not see it and get to it first. So I always did my best to scoop up her poop right away and if I saw her going for it I'd tell her "no, leave it," and she would. She was a well trained hunting dog, but sneaky.

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My male border collie Loki eats Frodo's poop or any other animals poop. We have to be careful where we go and I have to keep my yard clean. It really makes me mad when other people won't clean up after their dogs.
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I've read that female dogs eat poop to clean up after their pups as well, it hides their scent from predators.
I can't really help with the why, but I've heard that if you feed your dog pineapple slices it makes their poop very bitter and most dogs will stop eating it.

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I am having some canned pineapple at dinner tonight. I will see if Rascal will eat it. Anyway it can't hurt! lol
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I have heard that too!! Fresh Pineapple may be be better than tinned ! You could Google it! You could also try pepper on the poop and see if Rascal will go near it but don't let her eat as again Google will say it can contain parasites and other nasty things!!
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I don't do the shopping so I canned get fresh. I did give her 2 pieces of canned last night and will do so tonight too.
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I don't do the shopping so I canned get fresh. I did give her 2 pieces of canned last night and will do so tonight too.
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You are welcome techie I have heard it will only work on a dog who is eating their own poop if the same dog is eating another dogs poop it has no affect! Not sure how true that is.
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