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my dog eats her owne crap why is that

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my dog eats her owne crap why is that
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Hi there,

Often, eating feces is not because they are lacking something - but more a behavior that we see.

How can we try to deter this activity?


- Lace your dog's stools with:

-- > pepper

-- > bitter apple

-- > Tabasco sauce

-- > Lemon juice


The reason we lace the stool with these substances - is that they taste very bad. What then happens - they eat the stool - it tastes terrible - and they then learn not to do this in the future!

There is also a product on the market called Forbid (LINK HERE).


You add this to the dog's food, which makes the feces taste bad, and the hope would be to deter this activity that way.

I hope this information helps!

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