Goldens eating poop - what to do? - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums

GoldenRetrieverForum.com is the premier Golden Retriever Dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 12:43 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Peterborough ON
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Goldens eating poop - what to do?

We have been following the Going RAWR dog food diet for awhile now and our 2 Golden Retreivers will NOT stop eating their (and our 10 year old Lab/Border Collie Mix's) own and each other's poop.


They are just over a year now and we have had them on the RAWR diet since they were approx. 4 months old.


We feed them ground raw chicken for dogs from our local butcher and a recipe for a vegetable/fruit slop and raw chicken hearts or liver.


Their daily meals are:

Morning - 1cup raw chicken meat, 1/2cup veggie slop, 2 raw chicken hearts.
Evening - same as above.


ANY suggestions on how to cure the poop eating behaviour, I would certainly appreciate it!!


Thanks
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 12:56 PM
Jen & Brew's Avatar
Jen and Brew
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mission BC
Posts: 537
Thanks: 216
Thanked 689 Times in 254 Posts
Yuk!!! I think there might be an additive that you can give them that makes their poop smell and taste bad, I can't remember what it's called, I just remember seeing it at the pet store. Personally I don't know if I'd ever use anything like that?

You could always follow them around the yard and pick up the poop before they have a chance to munch it!
__________________
I Brew

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 01:00 PM
Autumn2011's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gloucester, Virginia
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
I've heard that adding Adolph's meat tenderizer to your dogs food can stop this.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 01:01 PM
bowdense's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 435
Thanks: 297
Thanked 182 Times in 125 Posts
Remington is 19 months old now and has just started this behavior. I have no idea why. I hope you get some answers...sorry I couldn't help!
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 01:05 PM
Pup's Avatar
Pup Pup is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 211
Thanks: 2
Thanked 87 Times in 58 Posts
Rains been doing this for a few months. I've tried a powder called "Forbid". Didn't work AT ALL. I've started picking up her poop right away, it's made it worse, she used to let it harden then eat it, but now she eats it right away :/ It's horrible
__________________








Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 01:11 PM
Jen & Brew's Avatar
Jen and Brew
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mission BC
Posts: 537
Thanks: 216
Thanked 689 Times in 254 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pup View Post
Rains been doing this for a few months. I've tried a powder called "Forbid". Didn't work AT ALL. I've started picking up her poop right away, it's made it worse, she used to let it harden then eat it, but now she eats it right away :/ It's horrible
That's the stuff I seen! It didn't work hey?

what if you were to quickly spray it with bitter apple?

My little dog used to pick poop out of the litter box and eat it. One night I was laying in bed and I could hear her smacking her lips, I turned the light on and YUK, there she was ON MY BED with a cat poop eating it!!!
__________________
I Brew

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 01:20 PM
bowdense's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 435
Thanks: 297
Thanked 182 Times in 125 Posts
Do your pups vomit later? That's my biggest problem with it....besides the toxins he is eating...he has vomited on my rug three times now.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 01:28 PM
BriGuy's Avatar
and Cookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 1,804
Thanks: 512
Thanked 1,370 Times in 816 Posts
Here is a link to an article I read recently:
Coprophagia: The Scoop on Poop Eating in Dogs | Animal Behavior and Medicine Blog | Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

I think that dogs eat poop just because they like it. Cookie started doing this, and I just pick it up as soon as she finishes. To be honest, I really wonder if she even knows it is her own poop - maybe she thinks it is a warm treat I am giving her. Who knows!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 02:19 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Peterborough ON
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I have started to watch them through the window and when they squat in the backyard, I run outside and douse it with Cayenne pepper...they smell it but don't eat it. Later I scoop the yard. Unfortunately, when we are out in the woods for a walk they are too far away and I don't get to them before they eat it.

I have read it is something lacking in their diet, or they are bored...
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to duke2555 For This Useful Post:
Dallas Gold (01-10-2013)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 02:33 PM
Dallas Gold's Avatar
Toby & Yogi's Mom
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 21,086
Images: 13
Thanks: 15,955
Thanked 18,916 Times in 8,448 Posts
It could be the particular dog food, or in OP's case, the raw food that makes it more enticing. In that case switching the food might solve it, or not. It could be something a puppy will outgrow. If the dog is eating another dog's poop it could signal a nutritional deficiency or other medical issue. Cayenne pepper may discourage it, a small amount of pineapple in the food might (but watch out for soft stool as a side effect), tablets you can buy at the pet store or Forbid....or perhaps nothing will work. It's an annoying problem for sure!

I'm not sure I'd want to put meat tenderizer in the food for the dog to ingest simply because it has a lot of MSG. JMO...
__________________


Meet Yogi, CGC and CGCA, on his way to great things! http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...tion-yogi.html
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:51 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Golden Retriever Forum .com
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69