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Sierra is a pooper eater. Is there anything I can do to stop her. Normally I am right there and can redirect her attention. however, if we are outside playing and she decides she needs to go I don't always catch her fast enough.

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Sasha and Vanilla both eat dog poop and I have never found a way to stop it. I try to pick up the poops daily so that they have less to "snack" on :yuck: I've tried those products that you add to their food to make the poop taste bad ;) but that didn't work. I've also heard that pineapple is supposed to help. I've gotten to the point where I just don't watch while they eat it. In the winter I call the frozen poop, 'poopsicles'.

I just watched an episode of the Dog Whisperer that dealt with this issue and he was feeding the dog banana. He claims that sometimes they are lacking a certain mineral in their diet and he thinks that it was the potassium in the banana that this dog was craving.
 

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potassium in poop.. who would've thunk it ;) MY kids eat it all the time, sadly its the nastiest thing ever, but its just one of those things i guess. If I knew how to stop it I'd share my tricks with ya.
 

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There is actually a name for that... coprophagy.

I used "Forbid". It's a powder you put on their food. I don't know what's in it or if it's any good for your dog but ours stopped eating her poop immediately. She didn't like the powder on her food either, but after a few days, she was cured. It took VERY little powder too. I don't think we ever finished a complete packet before she was cured.
 

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We tried every additive available and none worked for our poop eater. Luckily she only tries to eat her own, so we walk her on leash to poop and pick it right up. If she happens to go while we are playing in the yard I always have a bag in my pocket to pick it up. When she was younger she would turn around to eat it before I could bend down to pick it up, but now at the age of 6 I think she realizes that I am going to get it, so she doesn't bother.

I believe my dog did this to clean up, not due to a lack of minerials; the mother always cleans up after her pups, so I think this is what some dogs do.
 

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Tessie used to eat poop and we found a foolproof solution.
You've got to get to the root causes.
It's a teenage rebellion thing. She's doing it because the other dogs do it and she thinks that it's "cool."
I think it's some kind of green, eco thing--reusing is recycling or something like that.
What's the easiest way to make something seem "uncool" to a puppy?
Do it yourself.
Before she has a chance to eat it, *you* eat it.
Sure, she'll say "Oh, Mom, you're such a dork." But stick to your guns. Be consistent.
You'll only have to do it a couple dozen times before she finally gives up and starts chewing on the shrubbery.

No, I got nothing. Aside from picking it up faster than she can eat it.
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Tried everything out there and nothing worked except, me following the dogs around and picking it as soon as they went!
 

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I've tried forbid (which stopped my room-mates dog from being a copy-cat poop eater but had no effect on dodger) and I've tried booby-trapping the poop with hot sauce (but Dodger can obviously smell which poop has been tainted). We have three dogs in the house but he will only eat Annie's poop. I've seen him catch it before it even hits the ground. He's so gross.
 

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Our problem is that the dogs don't eat dog poop, they eat cat poop. Must be especially yummy. Since I have six cats it's not easy to scoop it each time one of them goes. Anyone know if you can use Forbid on cat food? Then again, with cats being finicky will they eat their food with the Forbid on it.....
 

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Our problem is that the dogs don't eat dog poop, they eat cat poop. Must be especially yummy. Since I have six cats it's not easy to scoop it each time one of them goes. Anyone know if you can use Forbid on cat food? Then again, with cats being finicky will they eat their food with the Forbid on it.....
Do you have a covered litter box? What I do is I turn the little box so the opening is facing the wall. Only room enough for kitty to get in, and not big doggy. LOL. Plus it's under a table, so they have an even harder time with helping themselves to some Almond Roca.



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There might be something to the banana thing. Mine used to eat each other's poop and I had noticed that they don't anymore. I feed them bananas and I may not have back then. Coincidence?
 
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