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Old 09-25-2006, 09:35 PM   #1
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Alright...once again I'm stuck at what to do. My puppy REALLY enjoys eating his own feces. He'll drop a load and immediately scarf it down. Then later on, he'll puke it all back up. To make matters worse, he won't eat his dog food any more. I had to switch foods for a day because I ran out of my normal stuff and I ended up having to deal with some family problems so I was unable to get to a store. Long story short, I still had some of the food his breeder gave to me and gave him that for a day. I switched him back the next day and he was fine with it. His stool was loose for about a day but it returned to normal. Now all of a sudden he'll only eat some if I put some in his mouth first or drop some on the floor. This has now evolved into him not eating any of the food. I really am confused. Any ideas?

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OK SOME OF MY YOUNGSTERS WILL GO AROUND OUT OF BOREDOM AND EAT SOME BM'S. I SMELL IT SO I KNOW THEY ARE DOING IT. I HAVE 8 SHEPHERDS TO LOOK AFTER. IF U CAN AT ALL PICK UP THE FECES IMMEDIATELY OR GET SOME DISTASTE FROM drsfostersmith.com VIA THE INTERNET IT WILL QUIT. THEY DO NOT LIKE WHAT TASTE IT PUTS IN THE BM, SO THEY QUIT. BEST THING IS TO PICK UP THE DUNG BUT IT GETS WAY AHEAD OF ME WITH SO MANY AND FIVE ACREAS TO COMB WITH A PUSH WILLBURROW AND BAD ARTHRITIS. SO IT IS MY FAULT AND MOST OUT GROW THIS. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TYPE OF KIBBLE IT IS JUST A BAD HABIT PICKED UP. THE FEMALE THAT HAS PUPS ON HER NOW USED TO DO THIS WHEN SHE CAME FROM GERMANY AND SOON OUTGREW IT AND DOES NOT DO IT AT ALL. SO, TRY AND PICK UP AND HOPE THIS DISCOURAGE THE PUP AND IT WILL FORGET ABOUT IT. GOOD LUCK
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:12 PM   #3
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Any ideas on why he might not be eating?

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Most likely because he is eating his own BM and might be wormy now if he was not, he could reinfest himself. Worm him and start over and wet his kibble with warm water and stir ten seconds to let gases escape, safer for the pup to eat. Maybe put a dash of cottage cheese in it or yugurt for a new taste to get him back on track, it is good in moderation for dogs.?
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same with my other friends dogs...2 pomeranians.

i heard you can buy smth and put it in there food to keep them away from there feces...

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My puppies when I first got them were finicky eaters and wouldn't eat their old kibbles that their previous owners gave me. I purchased some puppy/dog gravy and just pour some onto their kibbles and they eat it now. I gradually stopped using the gravy and now they don't even notice I didn't put gravy and they eat their kibbles normal. Maybe you should try some doggy gravy on your pups and see if they'll eat with that.
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Riley is a big boy but really doesn't eat very much. He loves his food, but only eats when he is really hungry. I worried about him as he was growing and looking thin. He checked out healthy at the vet. He really doesn't even eat hand outs.

I can't leave food out as the other malamutes will eat it as they will eat when ever there is food. Some dogs are just efficient eaters.

I would have him checked by the vet and dewormed. And maybe add stuff to make the BM taste bad too.

I have not known a healthy dog to starve themselves. He will eat when he gets hungry enough.
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