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Waarom honde kak eet en hoe om hierdie groot gedrag te hanteer


Ek het twee honde: 'n manlike Shiba Inu genaamd Sephy en 'n vroulike, driebeen Siberiese Husky genaamd Shania. Hulle is albei baie simpel en lekker.

NAGESIEN DEUR
Dr. Rachel Barrack, Veearts, Diere-akupunktuur

Daar is baie soorte kaketers. Sommige honde eet net hul eie kak, ander honde is lief vir kattekak, en sommige spesiale fynproewers geniet net kak met grasgeur, veral van perde en bokke. Voëlmis is ook 'n lekkerny wat gereeld deur baie honde gevra word.

As u hond agterstewe eet, is u beslis nie alleen nie.

Dit is eintlik 'n baie algemene ding onder honde. Honde is nie mense nie, en hulle dink en leer anders as ons. Wat vir hulle lekker ruik en smaak, kan baie anders wees as wat dit vir ons ruik en smaak.

Daar is een omstandigheid as dit baie normaal is dat 'n hond ontlasting eet. Moederhonde kan doelbewus die ontlasting van hul hondjies inneem om hul reuk te verberg, terwyl die babas nog kwesbaar is en weggesteek word in die kuil of nes. Om skoonheids- en gesondheidsredes (dermparasiete) is dit egter oor die algemeen 'n goeie idee om te keer dat u hond kak eet.

Waarom eet honde kak?

"Daar is baie redes waarom 'n hond hul eie ontlasting (koprofagie) of die ontlasting van 'n ander dier mag eet," sê dr. Jacob Vencil, 'n veearts in St. Augustine, Florida. "Die algemeenste is gedrag. Dit beteken dat, hoe vreemd dit ook mag klink, die hond eenvoudig ontlasting eet. Dink daaraan soos 'n persoon wat 'n booger eet."

Algemene redes waarom honde kak eet

  • Die algemeenste rede vir honde om die kak van ander diere te eet, is dat hulle bloot die smaak geniet.
  • Voedingswanbalans, spesifiek spysverteringstelsel-ensiemtekorte, kan daartoe lei dat honde ontlasting eet.
  • Honde wat onder spanning verkeer, mag kakvis eet om angs te verlig.
  • Onderstimuleerde of onderoefening honde kan ontlasting uit verveling eet.
  • 'N Hond is dalk net nuuskierig oor die smaak.
  • Honde mag hul eie kak eet om hul eienaar tevrede te stel en sodoende hulself skoon te maak.

Eet my hond kak omdat hy 'n gebrek aan ensiem het?

Stoelgang kan voorkom omdat die hond sekere verteringsensieme of voedingstowwe kort. As dit gebeur, sal die hond sy eie kak eet om die broodnodige elemente te bewaar. Studies het getoon dat onvoldoende vitamien B1 kak eet kan veroorsaak.

Honde met droëvoedseldiëte ontwikkel dikwels koprofagie as 'n manier om 'n chroniese ensiemtekort op te maak. Kommersiële hondekos bevat meer koolhidrate en minder proteïene en vette op vleisgebaseerde grond as hul voorvaderlike honde-dieet.

Is my hond onder spanning?

Honde eet soms hul eie kak om stres te verlig. Dit kom gewoonlik net voor wanneer die hond baie angstig is.

Dit het my Shiba Inu twee keer gebeur, albei kere by die veearts toe hy sy skote kry. Shiba Sephy is uiters sensitief vir hantering en vir pyn, en daarom is besoeke aan veeartse altyd 'n hoë spanning.

Verskillende honde het verskillende bekommernisse, vrese en spanningstiggers wat kan lei tot ontlasting van die stoelgang. Byvoorbeeld, honde met uiterste skeidingsangs kan agterstap, en dan hul eie kak eet as hulle alleen agterbly.

Eet my hond kak net omdat hy verveeld is?

As honde die hele dag alleen gelaat word, met baie min menslike kontak en baie min om te doen, kan hul enigste keuse vir selfvermaak wees om mee te speel en hul eie kak te eet. Stel jou voor dat as ons die hele dag in die huis ingehok is sonder om iets te doen, sal ons ook 'n bietjie mal word. Dink kajuitkoors en Die glans.

Is my hond net nuuskierig oor die smaak van kak?

Puppies of jong honde mag kak eet uit nuuskierigheid. Alles is nuut vir 'n hondjie, sodat hy alles wat hy sien met sy mond wil ondersoek en manipuleer, insluitend mis van diere. Die beste is om 'n hondjie op te lei om nie so vroeg as moontlik met ontlasting te eet nie, sodat dit nie 'n gewoonte word as hy grootword nie.

Sommige honde eet kak om hul eienaar tevrede te stel

Harde potjie-opleidingstegnieke kan veroorsaak dat sommige honde of hondjies hul eie kak eet, in 'n poging om ons te paai of om pynlike straf te vermy.

Onthou u die verouderde truuk om 'n hond se neus in die ontlasting te vryf as hulle op die verkeerde plek rondskiet? Dit kan gemengde boodskappe aan 'n hond stuur om ontlasting op die mond te kry.

Sommige honde kan ook sien dat ons hul agterstewe in die huis skoonmaak en probeer om die gedrag na te boots. Dit is die rede waarom baie afrigters voorstel dat ons nie potjiefoute voor ons honde opruim nie.

Hoe kan ek my hond laat ophou om kak te eet?

Hier is 'n paar algemene tegnieke om te keer dat ons hond kak eet:

  1. Voer ons hond met 'n gesonde en gebalanseerde dieet. Dit sal die spysverteringstelsel van 'n hond gesond hou en hom voorsien van al die voedingstowwe wat sy liggaam benodig. 'N Maklike manier om ons hond 'n gebalanseerde dieet te bied, is deur hoë gehalte brokstukke. Maak seker dat die brokstene goeie proteïenbronne bevat wat van vleis af kom, eerder as van korrels, wat vir ons honde moeiliker is om te verteer. Bly weg van brokkies wat gluten bevat (bv. Koringgluten). In vergelyking met vleisproteïene is gluten minder voedingsvol en kan dit besoedeling bevat.
  2. Hou 'n konsekwente voerskedule en hou toesig oor hul poeptyd. 'N Konsekwente eetrooster hou ook die ontlasting van 'n hond gereeld. Dit maak dit makliker om toesig te hou en voorkom dat ons hond sy eie kak eet. Geskeduleerde voeding sal ook help om probleme met ooreet en vetsug langs die pad te voorkom.
  3. Oefen jou hond en hou hom besig. Speel lekker speletjies met u hond, loop gereeld met hom en doen gereeld oefensessies vir gehoorsaamheid. 'N Hond wat goed geoefen word, gedra hom beter by die huis en is minder geneig om kak uit verveling te eet.
  4. Hou die omgewing skoon. As daar geen gratis kak lê nie, kan ons hond nie opportunistiese stoelgang eet nie.
  5. Verminder spanning. Probeer om ons eie spanning te verminder en hou ons hond ontspanne. As ons kalm is, sal ons hond ook makliker kalm bly. Dit lei tot 'n beter lewensgehalte vir almal en sal die eet van gedrag van stoelgang as gevolg van spanning stop.
  6. Leer u hond die opdrag "Leave-It". "Los dit! "Help ons om aan ons hond te kommunikeer wat aanvaarbaar is om te eet, en wat nie. Kak is onaanvaarbaar om te eet, net soos sommige gewone kamerplante soos oleander, en sommige gewone mense se kos, soos uie en sjokolade, wat giftig is vir ons honde.
  7. Laat die kak sleg smaak. Een van die mees algemene maniere om stoelgang te stop, is om die kak vir ons honde sleg te laat smaak. Dit is een manier om vleissagte by hondekos te voeg. Ingemaakte pampoen, spinasie en pynappelsap kan ook werk. Dit werk egter net as ons die volle beheer oor die omgewing het. Daarbenewens is dit slegs gerig op die simptome van eet van agterstewe, eerder as om die probleem by die bron aan te spreek. (Let wel: Raadpleeg eers die veearts voordat u dit by die hond se kos voeg. Dit kan sleg wees vir 'n hond om te veel by te voeg en kan probleme met die spysvertering veroorsaak. 'N Hond kan ook allergies wees vir sommige van hierdie bestanddele.)

Wat is koprofagie?

Koprofagie is die term vir wanneer 'n dier sy ontlasting eet. Sommige honde eet hul eie kak om suiwer gedragsredes (hulle is nuuskierig of wil aandag hê), maar daar kan ook mediese verklarings vir hierdie gedrag wees.

Een moontlikheid is dat die hond nie die voedingstowwe in hul kos volledig absorbeer nie. Miskien het hulle parasiete, of is dit moeilik om hul kos te verteer. Hierdie moontlike probleme kan deur 'n veearts getoets word.

Wat is Pica?

Pica is 'n mediese term vir wanneer 'n dier nie-voedsel-items eet, soos vuil, rotse, papier, lap en deklaag. In die meeste gevalle is dit 'n kompulsiewe gedragsprobleem.

Afhangend van wat u hond eet, kan pica ernstige gevolge vir die gesondheid hê. Neem u hond na die veearts as u sien dat hulle oneetbare voorwerpe eet. Heel waarskynlik sal hierdie gedrag nie vanself verdwyn nie en kan daar 'n onderliggende mediese probleem wees, maar dit is onwaarskynlik dat die swak dieet die probleem is.

"As u troeteldier 'n gebalanseerde dieet van hoë gehalte kry, is pica baie skaars as gevolg van voedingstekorte," sê dr. Vencil.

Kan my hond siek word deur voëlmis te eet?

Ja, daar is 'n swaminfeksie wat honde kry as hulle besmette grond of voëls mis eet. Histoplasmose is 'n infeksie wat veroorsaak word deur die Histoplasma capsulatum swam. Die swam betree dan die dermkanaal van die hond en daarvandaan ontwikkel daar 'n infeksie.

Die mees algemene simptome is gewigsverlies, gebrek aan eetlus en diarree.

Hoe om u hond se mond skoon te maak nadat hulle kak geëet het

As u hond 'n klein katjie of 'n voëltjie agterstewe snik terwyl hy op stap is, kan u dit op sy asem ruik.

  1. Soek 'n tandepasta wat ontwerp is vir troeteldiere. Hulle het geur soos pluimvee en is veilig om te gebruik. Moet nooit menslike tandepasta of koeksoda gebruik nie.
  2. Gebruik 'n tandeborsel vir troeteldiere met sagte hare of 'n kind se tandeborsel. Maak dit vogtig en wend tandepasta aan.
  3. Laat u hond eers 'n bietjie tandepasta kry sodat hy aan die smaak kan gewoond raak.
  4. Laat jou hond se lip agter om die tande en tandvleis bloot te stel.
  5. Borsel met sagte bewegings om die tande en tandvleis skoon te maak. Maak die buitekant van die tande skoon. Die meeste honde laat jou nie toe om die binneste oppervlaktes te borsel nie.
  6. Beloon jou hond met spel en troeteldiere om hulle te bedank vir hul geduld en positiewe versterking te skep!

Dora op 20 Junie 2020:

U mors hier u tyd om te wag op 'n antwoord hier op 'Pet Helpful'. As u terugkyk, was die laaste probleem wat 8 jaar gelede beantwoord is. Ek het my probleem oor my agterstewe-eethond 2 jaar gelede gepos, en wag nog op advies.

Amanda tate op 12 Junie 2020:

My 4-5 maande oue hondjie (husky) sal daar sit en my katjies kak eet en dan sal my 7 maande oue hondjie (husky) daar sit en my voëlkos eet met voëlmis, en hy is op 'n gewone voedseldieet en hulle ' op 'n skedule speel hulle baie, so ek sien nie hoekom hulle hierdie goed bly eet nie en dit is vieslik, die enigste ding wat ek gaan doen is om 'n tandepasta vir troeteldiere te kry, en ek sal sy mond begin skoonmaak en hulle eet nie kos nie dinge karton of plastiek, skoene, magnete enigiets om in die hande te kry Ek weet nie hoe om dit te stop nie.

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Junie Cooke op 28 Mei 2019:

My 14-week-pup probeer slakke in die tuin eet. Ek is meestal vinnig besig om dit van hom af te kry, maar hy eet af en toe een. As ek bekommerd is, is hy op hoogte van sy wurm- en vlooibehandeling

Jolena Mills op 09 Maart 2019:

Ek het hulp nodig ek het 2 mwle 9 week oue hondjies en hulle eet mekaar se kak is dit normaal ???

Noemi op 8 Januarie 2019:

Ek het hulp nodig ek het 2 Shi Zu en die jongste is nou 7 maande besig om sy kak te eet, maar ek het iets in Amazon gekoop genaamd Coprophagia en hy stop 'n bietjie. Nou neem hy die kak van die Pad en neem dit oor my hele huis, ook die ander dag kak hy letterlik op my bank en begin die kak rol met sy geraas rond !!! Wat kan ek doen ??? Help my ASSEBLIEF met enige voorstel ???

Ruby hibbs op 21 November 2018:

My hond pluk in die asblik op soek na vuil doeke. Sy sal my agterkleinseuns se doeke doekies eet. Sy sal dit nie doen as ek by die huis is nie, maar wel as sy alleen is. Hoe stop ek haar? En sy huil nou as sy alleen agterbly, hoe stop ek haar?

Kathy op 12 Oktober 2018:

Hallo, ons hond het voëlpoeie van ons tuinrotse begin lek, net gewonder hoe ons dit kan stop en kan hy siek word. Aangesien hy 'n baie gesonde 4 jr oud is. Cheers kathy

Hilma op 16 Junie 2018:

My hond vreet sy agterstewe as hy in die huis of in sy hok kak. Dit het eers begin sedert sy hondevriend dood is. Wat kan ek doen? Hy sal dit eet, dan gooi dit soms op. Hy word oud en is nie meer in die beste gesondheid nie. Maar dit dra ons aan.

Dora op 06 April 2018:

Ons driejarige laboratorium eet kak, enige kak sal dit doen; hond, kat, perd, gans, eend, voël. Namate sy ouer word, word sy erger, dit is nou meer 'n obsessie! Sy is goed soos goud as sy binnenshuis of aan die voorpunt is, maar op die oomblik dat sy losgelaat word, byvoorbeeld in die bos, luister sy NIE! Sy kon 'n hele dag in die bos deurbring om agterstewe te soek en te eet. Sy is nie so bekommerd dat ek verder geloop het nie en dat ek buite sig is, haar enigste bekommernis is agterstewe! Ek het al die 'laat dit'-goed probeer en haar 'n lekkerny gegee, maar dit werk net as sy aan die hoof is en ek haar van die kak kan sleep en haar die lekkerte kan gee. As sy nie voorlê nie, gee sy geen lekkernye nie, verkies sy kak. Ek het 'n elektriese kraag probeer, wat wreed gelyk het, maar dit het ook nie gehelp nie. Die agterstewe eet was die effense skok werd wat sy gekry het. Dit doen meestal geen kwaad nie, en sy het haar wurmbehandeling gereeld ondergaan, maar ek het haar soms probeer ignoreer en haar laat aangaan, en sy het 'n paar keer teruggekom huis toe en haar ingewande opgegooi! Wat kan ek doen?

Bakker op 27 Desember 2017:

Ons byna 2-jarige Shepherd maak die boude van sy 7 maande oue broer (ook Shepherd van dieselfde ouers, die volgende werpsel) skoon nadat hy poep en soms as hy poep. Die jong kan nooit daar uitkom sonder dat die ouer een met sy kop letterlik in sy agterstewe regop is nie.

Hoe kan ons hom laat stop?

As ons probeer om die een sonder die ander by die deur uit te sluip, dan wyn hy om uit te kom, en kyk na hom en hardloop dan na die vars poe om dit te sien. Om te sien hoe hy sagte opdien eet, is regtig naar. Is daar iets wat ons kan doen?

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Terrie Froehlich op 16 Februarie 2017:

My hond het baie jare lank nie sy agterstewe geëet nie, en die tyd het nie lank geduur nie, maar nou moet ek dadelik daar wees, anders sal hy dit haastig kry. Dit is so walglik. Ons gesinsdinamika het verander as gevolg van mediese siektes in die gesin. Hiervoor het ek haar 'n paar keer per dag gaan stap en sy het alles met haar gedoen, alles het dramaties verander en ek kan dit nie regmaak nie. Wat kan ek nog doen. Ek sê vir haar om dit te los en te sê, kom kry 'n lekkerny, en soms sal dit nie werk nie. Help my asseblief. Dankie.

Dee op 18 Desember 2016:

Dit klink soos wanneer honde kak eet, kry hulle ensieme en voedingstowwe waarna hulle smag. Ek sou waag om te sê dat dit meer voedingswaarde het as soda.

Abhisek op 18 Desember 2016:

Hallo, my st bernard hondjie eet haar kak as sy alleen is. Wat moet ek doen?

mohit op 17 Desember 2016:

Ek het gereeld 5 maande Duitse herdershondjie, hy eet haar eie kak, ek is bekommerd hieroor, so help my

jenny op 3 Junie 2013:

Hi. Ek het 'n 10-jarige Labrador wat hondepoe begin eet het toe hy op stap was, hy het dit nog nooit gedoen nie! hy word elke oggend dieselfde tyd gevoer en ook elke oggend geloop, en hy is nooit alleen nie, aangesien ek van die huis af werk. Hoekom het hy hiermee begin?

Sarah Carlsley vanaf Minnesota op 7 Maart 2013:

Ons hondjie eet haar agterstewe en ons werk aan die 'laat dit' opdrag. Sy kry dit meestal, maar soms gaan sy in elk geval daarvoor. Sug. Lekker middelpunt!

Taylor H op 29 Augustus 2012:

Moenie u knoffelhuisies voer nie!

shibashake (outeur) op 15 Mei 2012:

Hallo Marilyn,

Honde kan soms hul eie kak eet as hul kos nie maklik verteerbaar is nie, of as daar sekere voedingstowwe by hulle is. Ek het Bil-Jac opgesoek en dit bevat mieliemeel as een van die belangrikste bestanddele, wat moeilik vir honde kan verteer word. Hier is 'n interessante resensie wat ek gevind het-

Hier is 'n bietjie meer oor waarna ek kyk wanneer ek kibbel vir my honde kies -

Hier is 'n bietjie meer oor afskrikmiddels van agterstewe -

Marilyn op 12 Mei 2012:

Ek het die afgelope paar dae net opgemerk dat my nuwe Maltese hondjie, Lily, haar kak eet. Sy is tans op 'n droë Bil-Jac vir klein hondjies. Is daar voorstelle vir 'n droë voedseladditief wat moontlik sal afskrik?

shibashake (outeur) op 13 April 2012:

Honde kan dit soms doen as daar bestanddele is wat nie maklik verteerbaar is nie, dus kan daar steeds voedingstowwe in die kak wees wat uitkom.

Is daar korrels, gluten of vullers in die kos?

'n skilder op 11 April 2012:

Ek het drie shitzue's en het die dieet onlangs na beter kos verander omdat hulle swanger is (voedsel wat vir swangerskap is). Hulle eet hul agterstewe meer, ek bedoel elke keer, selfs die mannetjie. Is dit omdat hulle so baie van die kos hou, waartoe hulle die heeltyd toegang het, of moet dit weer verander word? Ek gaan pampoen of pynappel probeer, maar hoekom skielik al drie dit doen

shibashake (outeur) op 20 Maart 2012:

Hallo Nel,

Een van my Sibes is so. Sy hou daarvan om te eet en sal aanhou eet as sy kan. As sy nie meer eetlus verloor nie, weet ek dat daar iets met haar verkeerd is.

Gegewe 'n hond se afkoms, dink ek dat sommige daarvan deel kan uitmaak van hul oorlewingsinstink. In die natuur eet diere gewoonlik alles wat hulle kan, want more is daar miskien geen voedsel beskikbaar nie.

In terme van die eet van kak, kan dit soms vanweë voedingstowwe wees, maar daar is baie ander redes. Wat die beste vir my honde werk, is om hulle op te lei om nie kak te eet nie deur hulle te beloon met Leave-It en iets waardevols weg te neem (byvoorbeeld om hul lekker wandeling te beëindig) wanneer hulle probeer om 'n kakbakkie in te sluip. : D

shibashake (outeur) op 20 Maart 2012:

Hallo Belinda,

Die dinge wat die meeste met my honde help, is:

1. Die omgewing skoonmaak.

2. Noukeurige toesig as daar 'n moontlikheid is vir die eet van kak.

3. Leer hulle om nie agterstewe te eet met die Leave-It-opdrag nie, en gebruik sterk motiveerders.

Albei my Sibes het graag buite kakstene geëet - meestal kat en takbok. Hulle hou ook baie van hul wandeling. Daarom het ek hulle opgelei om Leave-It te gee. As hulle probeer om 'n bietjie kak te eet, marsjeer ek hulle huis toe en eindig die wandeling dadelik. Op hierdie manier leer hulle dat-

Eet agterstewe = moenie lekker buite stap nie.

Dit was 'n sterk motiveerder om hulle te laat stop om die goed te eet.

belinda op 19 Maart 2012:

Hallo, het net buite gegaan en gesien die hondjie eet haar agterstewe, ek het oortyd opgemerk dat sy dit baie snuif, maar nooit gesien het hoe sy dit eet nie, sy is 10mde oud shiatsu x speelgoedpoedel, haar naam is Lexi. Ek weet nie of sy dit al voorheen gedoen het nie - sy sal nie weer my gesig lek nie - lol :)

Sy eet wel mensekos, nie te veel nie, 'n bietjie gekookte of pangebraaide hoender in die nag, ooit 2de of 3de aand, bietjie roosterbrood en eier vir 'n lekker breek (dit kom van my af), eet appel, wortel en 'n paar ander rou groente , gedeel deur my dogter. Ons voer haar droë en hondjie blikkieskos.

Enige voorstelle?

Nel op 19 Maart 2012:

P.s. Sy het haar hele lewe lank 'n aantal broeikaste van topkwaliteit geëet (Innova, Wellness, Natures Variety, en nou 'n menslike handelsmerk genaamd Life's Abundance). Elke nou en dan kry sy nat kos by vir meer verskeidenheid, en het selfs ontbreek. Skakel het ook minerale met doggietrasies bygevoeg in pogings om die eet van die kak te stop. Die byvoegings vir slegte smaak, wat spesifiek vir die probleem gemaak is, werk nie vir haar nie. Het haar net 'n waterige stof laat opgooi. Al wat ek kan doen is om agterstewe vinnig op te ruim. Sy is vyftien jaar oud, en sy het nog altyd geen mediese probleme gehad nie. Sy was nog altyd so. Ek het haar op die normale ouderdom van 8 weke gekry, maar het opgemerk dat sy die rondste maag onder haar broers en susters gehad het. Ek het haar saam met 'n ander doxie-hondjie uit 'n ander werpsel by dieselfde huis gekoop. Nie gestres nie, veg nie vir haar kos nie. Net vreemd ... Daarom wonder ek of dit 'n kwessie is van die onvermoë om versadig te wees ...

Nel op 19 Maart 2012:

Ek het 'n doxie wat NOOIT versadig geraak het nadat ek geëet het nie. Sy gryp haar kos, nie kou nie, selfs nie 'n groot hondebroodjie nie, en sy het nog nooit een spesie kos agtergelaat as sy gevoed is nie. Ek het vroeër 'n grap gemaak dat as sy haar sonder toesig met 'n sakkie van 25 lb laat, sou sy wed dat sy nie sou ophou nie, net aanhou eet, dit gooi, waarskynlik, en meer gaan eet totdat sy ontplof het. Hoe dit ook al sy, ek het net haar rantsoen-kos gevoer om te keer dat sy haarself verslind. Toe ek haar net 'n bietjie meer kos gee, het sy baie vinnig vet geword. Ek gee haar 'n bak om die eet te vertraag. Dus, soos u kan voorstel, was en is hierdie hond 'n grimmige agterstewe-eter. Jammer as dit te walglik is, maar ek het haar een keer betrap, terwyl sy besig was om te ontlas, draai eintlik om tydens haar besigheid en eet dit voordat dit op die grond val! Ek dink iets is fout met haar stelsel waar sy nie versadig kan voel nie. Is dit moontlik?

Melanie op 19 Maart 2012:

Ons Bokser sou sy eie kak eet..Ek het met die veearts gesels en sy het gesê dat Lawery se geur sout op hul kos gesit het ... Ek het dit ongeveer 2 dae gedoen ... hy het dit nooit weer gedoen nie ... veearts het gesê dit smaak goed af maar ruik verskriklik om uit te kom..sy moes die waarheid gepraat het, het nooit meer probleme gehad nie ...

shibashake (outeur) op 29 Februarie 2012:

Hallo Salomi,

Ek het opgemerk dat my honde graag die meeste is by die mense met wie hulle die sterkste band het, dit wil sê die mense wat hulle voed, oefen, oplei en help om hul behoeftes en doelwitte te bereik.

As ons 'n sterk band met ons hond bou, sal hy die meeste by ons wil bly.

salomi op 28 Februarie 2012:

my ma se hondjie is my buurman se hond, sal ek in die toekoms 'n probleem hê? soos in wll gaan die hondjie later terug na sy ma?

shibashake (outeur) op 23 Februarie 2012:

Groot drukkies vir jou ook.

Wat is jou hond se naam? Hy klink soos 'n wonderlike en gelukkige ou.

nancy op 23 Februarie 2012:

Dankie. Ek dink wel dit is 'n ouderdoms- en skaamte-ding. Ek is lief vir hom, so ek sal aanhou skoonmaak na hom.

shibashake (outeur) op 22 Februarie 2012:

Voeg by - Baie hondedoeke handel net oor urine, dus maak seker dat hulle hondekak en piepie ondersteun.

shibashake (outeur) op 22 Februarie 2012:

Hallo Nancy,

Hy het waarskynlik net geen beheer daaroor nie. Hondluiers is 'n moontlikheid, maar ek sou eers met 'n veearts konsulteer. Daar kan ander beter oplossings wees, afhangende van die bron van die probleem.

Hierdie draad kan ook nuttig wees

Groot drukkies vir jou ou ou.

nancy op 21 Februarie 2012:

My hond is 18 jaar oud. Hy het onlangs na die badkamer in die huis begin gaan. Hy het sy eie kak begin eet en nou haal hy sy pre op. Tot onlangs was hy heeltemal huisgebreek. Selfs as ek met hom loop, sal hy 'n bietjie later die huis binnegaan. Hy is so oud-hardhorend en blind - ek voel skuldig as ek op hom skree om op te hou. Ek is bang om kaalvoet in my huis te loop. Enige voorstelle? O, ek het 7 maande gelede wel 2 katjies gekry, maar hulle laat hom alleen. Hulp

shibashake (outeur) op 19 Februarie 2012:

Hallo Baron de Otero,

Aangename kennis!

Baie honde vind voëlkak en katkak onweerstaanbaar. Sommige dinge wat my harige vriende gehelp het -

1. Laat-dit-opdrag.

2. Sommige mense gebruik 'n citronella-kraag om kak eet te ontmoedig. Dit is egter 'n afskuwelike reukprikkel en kan die risiko's van afkeerende tegnieke meebring.

Baron de Otero op 17 Februarie 2012:

My naam is Baron. Ek is 'n 8-jarige Dalmation-man wat deur my minnares opgelos is. Ek woon nou op 'n meer met baie ganse en eende wat op my gras afkom .... hulle gaan kak oor die hele plek. Ek hou daarvan om daarin te rol en te eet. My minnares raak gestres as ek die gansdak inrol en dit opslurp. Ek eet ook graag kitty-kat poep. My meesteres keur dit ook nie goed nie. Help my asseblief om nie meer lus te raak vir gansskuit om te eet nie .... Ek eet Science Diet-kos en is amper te gewig, dus is ek nie lus vir kos of probeer ek 'n dieettekort aanvul nie. Sal dit my gesondheidsprobleme veroorsaak as ek hierdie wonderlike ganspoep eet? My minnares raak baie gefrustreerd met my. Help my om nie van gans- en katkatkakies te hou nie.

Elray op 11 Februarie 2012:

Dink vir die inligting.

Ek het onlangs hierdie medisyne gekoop en dit in Ally se kosbak gesit om saam met haar aandete / middagete te eet. Sy eet sedertdien nog nie haar eie kak nie.

shibashake (outeur) op 9 Februarie 2012:

Vanuit die waarneming van my teler, blyk dit dat sodra haar hondjies ouer geword het, sy die moederhond net op sekere vaste tye toegelaat het om met hondjies te kommunikeer.

Sy het gesorg dat die dinge skoongemaak word voordat sy ma binnegekom het, en sy het toesig gehou oor hul tyd saam, sodat sy ontlasting kan voorkom.

'N Vaste skedule vir die eet van hondjies en toesig oor die potjie kan ook help.

ann op 8 Februarie 2012:

my hondjie is 17 weke oud en haar ma eet nog steeds haar agterstewe. veearts het gesê dat dit sal stop as sy ophou om haar te voed. dit het nie. sedertdien het ek haar graaf en sy doen dit nog steeds. ek het hulp nodig

shibashake (outeur) op 30 Januarie 2012:

Hallo Lisa,

Spanning kan ook veroorsaak dat 'n hond skielik kak eet. Soos jou Doberman, minag my Shiba Inu hondekak. Toe hy egter uiters stres by die veearts gehad het, het hy sy eie kak geëet. Sommige honde eet ook kak as gevolg van skeidingsangs en ander angskwessies.

As u stres ondervind, word die eet van kak soms deur honde as verplasingsgedrag gebruik.

Het daar iets in u skedule of daaglikse roetine verander? Het daar iets verander in die interaksie tussen die honde? Eet enige van die ander honde kak?

Eet en drink jou Doberman-meisie gereeld? Hoe is haar energievlak? Wat is die kwaliteit van haar stoelgang?

Lisa op 29 Januarie 2012:

Is daar ander mediese toestande as dieet? Ek het 'n 6-jarige Doberman wat liewer wil sterf en dan naby poep kom. Nou eet sy dit skielik. Ek het 5 honde, so ek kan nie seker wees of dit haar eie of iemand anders is nie. Dit is baie buite karakter vir haar en ek begin bekommerd wees.

shibashake (outeur) op 28 Januarie 2012:

Hallo Lisa,

Kak die kat in 'n rommelbak? Dit is waarskynlik die maklikste om die rommelblik na 'n plek te skuif waarna die hondjie nie kan kom nie.

Wat die honde agterstewe betref, wat my honde gehelp het, was om almal op 'n baie vaste eetrooster te hou. Dit verseker dat hul kakskedule ook gereeld sal wees. Aanvanklik het ek 'n hondjie voorlê toe ons die eerste keer na die agterplaas gaan. Dan laat ek haar eers af as almal hul sake gedoen het en ek het alles skoongemaak.

Onderrig hondjie die Leave-It-opdrag kan ook help.

'N Ander moontlikheid is om reukafkeer te gebruik, soos 'n citronella-kraag. Ek verkies gewoonlik om eers die ander tegnieke te probeer voordat ek iets aversies gebruik.

lisa op 28 Januarie 2012:

Ek het 'n 8 maande oue St. Bernard-hondjie wat my ander honde en katte kak eet. Ek het die medisyne en pynappel probeer sonder enige geluk. Hy kry net voedsame kos, so ek weet nie wat om te doen nie. Hy is nie verveeld nie, ek dink hy sal net iets eet. Dit is so grof. Enige voorstelle? Hy is vinniger as ek om by die agterstewe uit te kom. Hy hou die ander honde dop en hardloop om 'n mond vol te kry sodra hy kan. Hy is vars daaroor.

shibashake (outeur) op 24 Januarie 2012:

Hallo Michelle,

Dit kan 'n dieet ding wees. Hier is meer inligting oor wat u in kibble moet soek -

On-leash toesig kan ook nuttig wees.

shibashake (outeur) op 24 Januarie 2012:

Geagte Elray,

Ek vra om verskoning dat ek nie reageer het nie. Toe u u opmerking geplaas het, het ek probleme met HubPages gehad met betrekking tot kommentaar op hierdie hub. Teen die tyd dat dit opgelos is, het daar 'n tydjie verbygegaan, en ek het nie gedink u sou terugkom om antwoorde na te gaan nie.

Baie geluk met jou Sibe-hondjie. Albei my Sibes het nie hul eie kak geëet nie, maar hulle het van katte van ander diere gehou.

Wat ek gedoen het, was om hulle eers die Leave-It-opdrag te leer.

As ons dan buite is in gebiede waar hulle kak kan eet, sorg ek dat dit aan die leiband is. Op hierdie manier, as hulle die laat-dit-opdrag ignoreer, kan ek hulle met die leiband stop. Dan eindig ek die wandeling sodat hulle leer dat as hulle poep probeer eet, die lekker loop eindig.

As hulle agterstewe in die agterplaas eet, is 'n time-out 'n moontlikheid.

Michelle Miller op 23 Januarie 2012:

Hallo ek het 'n Maltese en sy eet haar poe en sy eet Ims hondekos en ek weet nie wat om te doen om haar te keer om haar poe te eet nie dankie vir die genesing

shibashake (outeur) op 20 Januarie 2012:

Hallo Melissa,

"Is daar iets wat ek in my kat se kos kan sit (sy eet net droog) wat haar poep onaantasbaar sal maak?"

Katte het verskillende fisiologie, daarom is dit die beste om 'n veearts te vra.

Nog 'n moontlikheid is om 'n smaakafskrikmiddel te gebruik op die katkak self. Hier is 'n artikel oor smaakafskrikmiddels van die ASPCA-

Let daarop dat smaakafskrikmiddels by die kak gevoeg word en * nie * by die kos nie.

shibashake (outeur) op 20 Januarie 2012:

Hallo Cindy,

Dit klink asof dit 'n dieet kan wees. Watter kos voer jy tans hondjie?

Hier is 'n bietjie meer oor waarna u in hondebroodjies moet soek-

Melissa op 18 Januarie 2012:

My hond (3-jarige Daschund) eet nie haar kak nie, sy eet die kak. My kat gebruik 'n rommelbak en gaan buitentoe. My hond eet net die poe wat buite is. Ek het haar nog nooit in die rommelbak gevang nie. Is daar iets wat ek in my kat se kos kan sit (sy eet net droog) wat haar poep onaantasbaar sal maak?

Cindy op 18 Januarie 2012:

My Shi-poo is ongeveer 5 maande oud en gaan voort om haar kak te sluip. As sy onder toesig is, verlaat sy dit. Dit is wanneer ons nie kyk nie, sy haastig is en gaan sodat sy 'n warm happie kan drink! Ons het die vleis saggemaak soos deur die veearts aangeraai, maar nog steeds nie gewerk nie. HELP ASSEBLIEF !!!

Elray op 4 Januarie 2012:

Ek het 'n Siberiese Husky van 3 maande en sy het onlangs haar eie kak begin eet. Sy word elke dag goed gevoed en as ek vir haar sê om nie haar eie kak te eet nie, hou sy dit in elk geval aan. So maak ek haar kak elke dag so vinnig as moontlik op, want sy sal dit altyd eet. Sy neem daagliks lang staptogte na, hoe kan ek haar gedrag stop?

shibashake (outeur) op 28 Desember 2011:

Hallo Rachel,

Wat die beste met my honde gewerk het, is om hulle die Leave-It-opdrag te leer.

Aanvanklik het ek my Shiba-leiband opgelei sodat ek hom maklik kan stop as dit nodig is, en sodat hy nie beloon word met die eet van die goed nie.

Sommige mense oefen die Leave-It-opdrag met 'n afskuwelike reukprikkel, soos 'n citronella-kraag. My voorkeur is egter om eers beloningopleiding te gebruik.

Rachel op 28 Desember 2011:

Hallo, ek het onlangs 'n worshond van 6 maande gekry. Sy eet my ma se kat se kak! Ek kan nie die rommelbak hoër sit nie, want die kat is oud en vet. Ek wil nie hê die kat moet seerkry om êrens op te spring om na die badkamertjie te gaan nie. Wat moet ek eerder doen?

hormaba op 21 Desember 2011:

ek het onlangs 'n 5 maande langhaar worshond aangeneem. Hy het baie spanning deurgemaak sedert hy van Oklahoma na Dallas na Miami gereis het, waar hy siek geword het en toe hy goed (op die vliegtuig saam met my) na Dominikaanse Republiek gereis het. Dit was 'n maand gelede, en Kocco is nou 6 maande, hy eet dat hy agterstewe is en my ander agterstewe. Hy het ook sy huisopleiding verloor. Ek het die POTTY MOUTH-pille probeer wat u in die kos gesit het, en dit werk nie; Ek het die pynappel probeer, en hy sou die kos eet en nie die vrugte nie .... Ek raak 'n bietjie gefrustreerd met die piepie oraloor en die kak eet is die kersie op die koek. HELP !!!!!!!

susan op 16 Desember 2011:

@ryan. ek het 'n amper twee jaar oue corgi wat ook agterstewe in die hondepark eet. sy weet ook sy is nie veronderstel om dit te doen nie. haar gedrag is duidelik vir ander eienaars in die park wat ons ken. ek probeer ook besluit oor 'n skokboord (ek gebruik slegs vibrasie) ... ek het een gekoop, maar dit lyk nogal gewelddadig - selfs net op vibrasie, so ek het dit nog nie gebruik nie ... nog.

maar ek is heeltemal kwyt oor wat ek nog moet doen. ander honde-eienaars (wat sy ken) probeer my ook help om haar gedrag reg te stel. sy kies selfs om agterstewe te eet in die middel van 'n groot gejaag of stoei. Ek is bang dat sy dink dat sy haar werk eet ...

wat ek regtig die ontmoedigendste vind, is die feit dat ander eienaars nie na hul honde skoonmaak nie - baie doelbewus (ek het al mense gesê: "Ek kry dit volgende keer). Op 'n stadium sou ek die park sodra ek daar aankom, sommige dae 10 # kak of meer oplaai!

in elk geval, ek is jammer dat ek nie 'n antwoord het nie, het net gedink ek sal jou laat weet dat jy nie alleen is nie.

shibashake (outeur) op 8 Desember 2011:

Hmmm, dit is moontlik dat hy dit eet as gevolg van spanning (skeidingsangs) of verveling.

Here are some ways to deal with separation anxiety-

ines on December 07, 2011:

my dog eats poop but i'm afraid something will happen to him he started to do that after we took him to the doctors to get a shot he only 4 months and since that he started to eat it i suppose it because he home alone all day until 3 but what should i do ?

shibashake (author) on December 07, 2011:

Hello Lorie,

Yeah it sounds like it could be a nutritional thing. Does she still try to eat poop when she is on the bland boiled chicken diet?

shibashake (author) on December 07, 2011:

Thanks for sharing your Shiba's story with us Scott. Glad to hear that things are improving.

Lorie on December 06, 2011:

MI just took away a piece of poop from my 6 year old Siberian Husky, and she went right over and got another one. It was from our newest adoptee, a 2 yr. old female.

Kaylee (the 6 yr. old), has an extremely delicate system and has been on ID kibble for a year or so. We tried to put her on a grain free diet (Evo) with the other two, (Dakota age 8, and Tesla the 2 yr. old), and her system went berserk. She threw up and had diarrhea, even after the 10 days of introducing it into her ID food. We took her to the vet and they prescribed Metronidazole and a stool sample check, which was clear of parasites. She is now on boiled chicken and white rice, with a little bit of ID kibble mixed in, twice daily. Her stools have firmed up a little, not completely, but better than before. She seems starved all the time and I'm wondering if she smells the food in the other dog's stool.

My other two huskies (ages 8 and 2) are doing well on the Evo grain free kibble. None of the dogs has ever been interested in poop before, and this was the first time I'd ever seen one of them eat it.

Scott on December 06, 2011:

I also have a Shiba, and she has been a poo eater since we got her. I have a feeling it may be behaviour she learnt from her mother in the kennel but I have no doubt she thinks it is a very tasty treat indeed. She is a great dog, but there is nothing worse that her breath after she has had a little snack :( We have started to feed her chopped pineapple with her meal, which I don't think she likes very much, but I have to say i think it is working in general. I have just caught her in the act now, which is why I am again searching these type of pages, but I will persist with the pineapple because it has certainly curbed the problem.

Camryn on December 03, 2011:

We have tried everything we have tried making the poop taste bad, trying to keep the back yard clean, we feed her twice a day very healthy food, and we exercise her a lot, but she still does it and it's GROSS

KC on December 01, 2011:

KC is a 1 year old akita chow mix and she constantly eats the poop of my 7 year old rottwieler I have tried almost everything to get her to stop. I wish I could get her to stop. What would be the reason in this case?

shibashake (author) on November 30, 2011:

I briefly considered using shock collars but decided against it for these reasons-

Ryan on November 30, 2011:

My dog loves to eat poop at the dog park and he knows he's not supposed to eat them but he's mischievous. When he's on leash, he doesn't eat the poop. If he tries to, I use the leave-it command successfully. I am seriously considering getting a remote shock collar just for dog parks. I don't know what else to do...

shibashake (author) on November 21, 2011:

Hello Carlos,

Unfortunately, I do not speak Spanish.

I have an account on Facebook, but I don't visit Facebook very often. Mostly, I just drop by to look at dog pictures that my friends have shared.

shibashake (author) on November 20, 2011:

Sorry to hear that your dog was stolen Carlos. That is an awful thing to have happened, and I hope they catch the thief soon.

carlos on November 20, 2011:

my dog is not lost it is stoden

Carlos on November 19, 2011:

Name of dog bolillo but i do not know How old is he

cmahoney on November 19, 2011:

I have a 4 1/2 year old lab. He started eating (and rolling in) poop at the dog park about a year ago. He does not eat his own. Beyond the disgusting behavior he then comes home and throws up or has diarrhea all over the carpet. He gets a lot of exercise, has a balanced diet and eats prior to going to the park. He totally ignores the "leave it" command. I am at my wits end...

shibashake (author) on November 19, 2011:

Hello Carlos,

I am sorry you lost your puppy. What is his name? How old is he? Is he micro-chipped?

Hopefully, one of your neighbors will see him and bring him home.

shibashake (author) on November 15, 2011:

Hello Patti,

When my dogs attempt to eat poop during walks, I usually use the Leave-It command. If they ignore the command and continue to try to eat the poop, then I quickly end the walk and march them home.

This teaches them that eat poop = end of fun walk, while Leave-It = gets rewarded with attention and high priority treats.

patti on November 12, 2011:

My dog recently started eating cat poop and also some others animals poop like deers racoon etc any idea how to stop him he is one year old bearded collie mix, and very sweet. HELP!!!!

shibashake (author) on November 11, 2011:

"He prefers to stay underneath my bed"

Hmmm, could he be eating poop out of stress or separation anxiety?

If so, then helping him cope with stress when he is away from you could lessen the behavior.

It sounds like he is very used to doing it, so breaking the habit may take a fair amount of effort and supervision.

I would be most concerned that this constant regurgitation may impact his health. Perhaps have a chat with the vet and see what they say.

Also consider taking him to see a professional trainer who can perhaps identify whether the poop eating behavior is a result of stress or something else.

shibashake (author) on November 11, 2011:

Hello Becky,

"He is very submissive and easy to train"

That is great!

What has helped me with my own dogs is to teach them the Leave-It command.

When they "Leave-It" and don't eat poop they get rewarded really well with very good treats and play, but when they do eat the stuff, there is an undesirable consequence. Usually, I end the fun walk or they lose their backyard privileges.

It this way, they learn that they get more good stuff if they leave poop alone.

shibashake (author) on November 11, 2011:

"Is he trying to be neat and help me clean up?"

It is difficult to say for sure, but it could be a dietary thing. Do you feed each dog different food? It could be that there is something in the other food that he really wants.

Several things that may help-

1. Call the dog to us.

2. If the dog does not have good recall, then we can put him on a long line so that we have quick control.

3. Use sound aversion to distract/startle him so that we can get there and prevent him from eating the stuff.

We want to reward the dog if he comes to us and/or moves away from the poop. If he keeps trying to get at the poop even after we have told him not to, then there should be a consequence, e.g. losing his backyard privileges for a time.

Raquel on November 11, 2011:

My dog has been eating his own feces since I got him about 5yrs ago. However, he'd only do it while in my mother's backyard (he'd eat the feces of her 2 dogs). But now, he's eating the feces in his kennel while I'm not home. Honestly, if he just ate his own feces, it wouldn't be that big of a deal.

But, he eats the feces and then, inevitably, throws it back up. And when it comes back out a second time, it is NOT the same. It's a complete mess and gets everywhere. He prefers to stay underneath my bed, so of course the majority of his episodes happen there. It soaks into the carpet and the stain is impossible to get out. What else should I be doing? I can't be at home with him all the time. I work and even come home on lunch break to take him out to go to the bathroom.

Becky on November 10, 2011:

I am so very frustrated with our male 4 month old Boston Terrier puppy. He eats his and his sisters poop. He gets plenty of attention as I am at home with him all day. He is on a regular feeding schedule of about 2/3 cup of kibble at 8am and 5pm. He gets plenty of treats and even a little bit of people food. He is always excited about food. He is very submissive and easy to train, but ever since he came home with us at 7weeks, he has had this issue. It's usually inside the house and not piles in the yard-unless it's the neighbor's dog piles which every now and then he runs over and grabs a snack. I'm at the end of my rope. This is the most disgusting thing to witness and clean up after.

ihavewebfeet on November 10, 2011:

My dog has no interest in his poop, but is bound and determined to get to our other dog's poop ass soon as it leaves her. We have a fenced in area, and I pick up all poop as soon as it happens (and when I can get to hers before he does).

They are on a fixed eating schedule (no free-feeding). He has allergies we are trying to deal with, so he is not on a regular poop cycle, so we can't predict when he is going to do it. She is older and is also not poop-predictable.

Is he trying to be neat and help me clean up?

shibashake (author) on October 23, 2011:

Hello Jodi,

"I think he does it to hide that he did it or because he doesn't want to lay in it."

Yeah I think you are right. Probably more because he doesn't want to lay in it.

I would consider using potty pads, especially during bad weather. The cold and rain may cause joint discomfort, which may be why he does not want to go out.

One thing that may help is to try training him to go on potty pads when you are around to supervise. Then if he tries to eat the poop on the pads, we can non-mark (No or Ack-ack), and get him to do something else. I would reward well when he decides not to eat the stuff, and moves away from the poop.

Hopefully this will also help him stay on schedule even during bad weather.

Let us know how it goes. Big hugs to your Doxie.

Jodi on October 21, 2011:

My Doxie had IVDD surgery last October. During his recovery he had little control his bowels...it happened when it happened and sometimes when he was alone in his crate. I started to find evidence that he was eating it from little stains on is blankets. Now a year later he still seems to not have 'full' control and we go through spans of time that he isn't going on his schedule and thus doing it when I'm not home or during the night. He doesn't always eat it. Or maybe he only eats some of it because I do sometimes find it in his crate or his bed. Like I said he is on a schedule but sometimes he gets off schedule (he doesn't like the rain...so if it is raining he won't go then this sets off a chain of days where he is off schedule.) Any suggestions. He eats a good food a mix of Wellness Core and Lotus chicken. I think he does it to hide that he did it or because he doesn't want to lay in it. any advice. I like the idea of not allowing him to see me cleaning it. The tough part it catching him before he eats it because more often than not I'm not home.

shibashake (author) on October 19, 2011:

That is a very good question.

For my dogs it worked well but timing is very important. I only 'correct' them when I *catch them in the act* of poop eating. Then I non-mark (No or Ack-ack) and march them home briskly and immediately. That way, the consequence is right after the act.

I only had to do this twice with Sibe puppy Lara and now she is good about not eating the stuff during walks.

It is very much like potty training, 'corrections' only work if we are there while the dog is performing the behavior.

ValP on October 19, 2011:

Shibashake-

'3. Letting them know that eating poop is an undesirable behavior by taking away one of their privileges, e.g. they may lose walk or backyard privileges temporarily.'

Would a dog know that this 'privilege' removal was as a result of what it had done?

shibashake (author) on October 16, 2011:

"My doxie/poddle mix only eats our cat's poop. What can I do to stop that?"

There are several possibilities -

1. Put the litter box some place that the dog can't get to.

2. Train the dog not to go near the litter box. When the dog goes near the litter box, non-mark him (No or Ack-ack) and give him something else to do. If he keeps going back, put him in a short timeout.

3. Some people use a citronella collar for training. I.e. every time the dog tries to eat pop, non-mark him and spray.

shibashake (author) on October 15, 2011:

"We have a 13 year old Dal that has started cleaning up his own poop."

Hmmm, did he just start this? Was he previously house-trained? If so, did anything change in his environment or in his schedule? Were there any food changes?

If there were no changes, and he just started pooping in the house, I would consider giving the vet a call just to see if it could be something physical.

Evelyn on October 15, 2011:

My doxie/poddle mix only eats our cat's poop. What can I do to stop that?

hobbes812 on October 14, 2011:

Hi:

We have a 13 year old Dal that has started cleaning up his own poop. He'll poop on his bed and then eat it as trying to hide the evidence. We've had trouble with him not wanting to go outside, I'm trying to re-train him but until this time how do I get him to stop. Tonight I was outside with him for about 30 minutes and left him out there for another 30. He was in the house for about 20 and you could smell it coming from the other room. When I walked back into the room, the poop was gone but the mark was still there. I'm about to pull my hair out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thx!

shibashake (author) on October 14, 2011:

Hello Nisha,

In terms of the dog's health, eating poop from other dogs or animals that have worms or parasites may cause a dog to get sick. However, I think that eating his own poop should not cause any serious issues. It may cause some digestive unhappiness or diarrhea. I would consult with your vet to be sure.

With my dogs, I don't really like them eating poop and then coming in the house and licking my hands or the furniture.

The things that helped most to stop poop eating with them -

1. Close supervision during the training period.

2. Cleaning up the stuff to reduce temptation.

3. they may lose walk or backyard privileges temporarily. Some people use a citronella collar.

If they keep getting a negative outcome when they eat poop, they will most likely stop eating the stuff.

Good luck!

Nisha on October 11, 2011:

I got my Dachshund when he was 4 years old from a shelter. It has now been 3 years and he is still eating his own poop when we are gone. He doesn't eat other dogs poop at all, only his own. It started as a every now and then, but now it has turned into an everyday thing. I have tried the pumpkin pulp in hopes of breaking this habit, but nothing seems to work. It is so frustrating! Is it bad for dogs to eat their own poop ALL the time?

Robin on October 11, 2011:

Thanks, I will let you know how it goes.

shibashake (author) on October 10, 2011:

Hello Melody,

In terms of poop eating, I have found that with my own dogs prevention is key. It is best to stop them before they put the stuff in their mouth.

During the puppy and potty training stage, I supervise them very closely. When they need to poop I take them outside on a lead and let them do their business. Then I just bag it up right there.

During walks though, there will always be poop about from other dogs or wild animals. If my dogs eat poop, I non-mark them (No or Ack-Ack) to let them know that this is not a desirable behavior.

Then I give them the "Drop" command (which I have trained them on previously). If they drop the poop, they get a lot of praise and rewards. They also get to continue with their walk.

If they don't, I usually go in their mouth and remove the stuff. Then we go home and they no longer get to roam about.

To dogs, eating poop is not something bad, so we need to teach them that it is not a desirable behavior to us.

shibashake (author) on October 10, 2011:

Hello Marc,

There are a variety of things that *can* make poop taste bad, but it only works on some dogs. Some dogs simply don't mind the taste and keep eating the stuff.

1. Stool eating deterrents. These supplements can be bought and added to the dog's food to deter dogs from eating their own stool.

2. Some people suggest adding pumpkin.

3. Some people suggest adding pineapple.

4. Some people suggest adding meat tenderizer.

** I would definitely consult a vet before adding anything to my dog's diet. Some of these ingredients may cause digestive issues in a dog and result in diarrhea. Also ask the vet how much to add. Too much could be bad for the dog.

With my own dogs, it was safer and more effective to just train them not to eat poop. In this way, it works not just for their own poop, but also for outside poop that we see during walks.

shibashake (author) on October 10, 2011:

Hello Robin,

"does the medicine work on making the poop taste bad ? or does it have nutrients that the dog needs to stop him from craving the poop?"

It depends on what medicine you are using. Some of them try to do both, some just do one or the other.

For a dog with a sensitive stomach I would be most concerned about the supplement causing new allergy issues. It may be best to consult with the vet first before adding anything new to his diet. Stool eating deterrent may only work on some dogs.

With my own dogs, training them not to eat poop worked out best. Once they learned that eating poop means they get their freedoms revoked, they not only stopped eating their own poop but also the cat and wild animal poop that we sometimes see during walks.

Sterkte. Let us know how it goes.

Melodie on October 09, 2011:

My Papillon will poop on a puppy pad and carry it into the dining room. Enige voorstelle?

Marc on October 08, 2011:

My dog is 3 yes old , he is a collie cross jack russel and he has a very good diet and is well socialized every day every time I turn around he has a turd in his mouth how do u make a turd taste bad to a dog ?????

Robin on October 07, 2011:

I meant he could be eating the other dogs poop, and does the medicine work on making the poop taste bad ? or does it have nutrients that the dog needs to stop him from craving the poop? Thanks for responding

Robin on October 07, 2011:

Sorry, I meant to say he could be eating the other dogs food.

I do feed them seperatly, he is on a LID, so I prob. do have to treat them all with an anti poop eating supplant, what do you think? Thanks so much..

shibashake (author) on October 03, 2011:

"I'm wondering if his allergies could be getting worse because he may be eating the other dogs food as well"

That could be one of the reasons. My puppy was also having allergy issues so I fed her separately on a bland diet and then removed all food toys and food after each dog is done. I also supervise them during meal-times to make sure there is no food stealing.

"when giving supplements to stop this behavior, should I be giving it to the other " normal " dogs too?"

Does your dog just eat his own poop or does he eat the other dog's poop as well?

Robin on October 02, 2011:

My dog is seven years old and has eaten his poop since he was a puppy, he also has very bad allergies and is on a limited ingredient diet, I have to other dogs that eat a regular diet of good quality food I'm wondering if his allergies could be getting worse because he may be eating the other dogs food as well, when giving supplements to stop this behavior, should I be giving it to the other " normal " dogs too?

shibashake (author) on September 27, 2011:

Hello Lin,

Where does your dog sleep at night? Does she sleep in a crate? or is she free in the house?

Also, as you have observed, correcting a dog after the fact (after she has already eaten poop) does not help because she will not understand what she is being scolded for.

Just like potty training, we want to be there while our dog is doing it, non-mark the behavior (ack-ack), and then stop her from doing it by bringing her away from the poop.

Every time my dog goes near her own poop, I non-mark her (Ack-ack) and bring her away before she can eat it. Sometimes, when I non-mark her, she moves away on her own. If she does this, I make sure to reward her for that really good behavior.

"Not sure why she got so much poo as well, it okay for dogs to poo 3-4 times a day?"

My puppy poops about 3-4 times in a day. My adult dogs poop once or twice. Puppies eat a lot more so they also poop more.

In general, frequency of poop depends on the dog, what we feed her (high fiber diets or indigestible ingredients will generally result in more poop), and how much we feed her.

Is your dog's poop solid and well-formed?


Can Poop Eating Be a Health Issue?

Damn right, it can. Anything can be a health issue. With Rodrigo, it was a symptom of something more serious. So, if you're concerned about your dog's behavior, it doesn't hurt to run it by your veterinarian. This behavior combined with other symptoms can help your vet determine a diagnosis and treatment protocol.

I have five dogs. Sydney, my princess, doesn't eat poop. But the other four have dined out on stool and only one has a health issue. So poop eating doesn't necessarily mean that your dog is sick, but why not have the conversation so that you can cross that off the list when trying to figure what is up.


How to Stop My Dog from Eating Poop Naturally

Put down the knife and fork – this isn’t something you want to read over lunch.

Many pet parents know that some gross mishaps and habits come as part of the package when your child is of the four-legged variety.

They puke, they lick their butts, they scoot on your carpets, can drink their own urine…

Sometimes they like to snack on poop too.

Dogs with this weird habit aren’t prejudiced when it comes to dining on poo.

They like their own, that of smaller pets, livestock, and perhaps their favorite – cat poop.

It’s less than desirable behavior, especially when your dog also likes to show affection with lots of licking.

A dog who has a poop-eating habit is also unbearable to be around if they pant in your face.

How can you break a dog of this nasty habit?

There are some things you can do to curb their behavior, and no – you don’t need to call in a dog trainer.

In this article, we’ll even go over how to stop a dog from eating cat poop using a home remedy, as well as other preventive measures you can take.


Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

Medical Reasons

First, let’s begin with possible medical reasons that may cause your dog to eat poop.

1. Enzyme deficiency

Before domestication, a wild dog’s diet would be dependant on whole prey and local vegetation. When a dog eats whole prey it includes the digestive tract … which naturally provides the appropriate amount of digestive enzymes needed.

Unfortunately many dogs today are fed highly processed diets.

Digestive enzymes help ensure your dog is able to properly absorb his nutrition. If he doesn’t have the enzymes needed … food will pass through undigested.

Dogs can create enzymes on their own but they aren’t always enough. This is why you need to make sure they’re part of his daily diet.

And by ensuring he is getting the proper nutrition you’ll help keep diseases away.

2. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)

EPI is a genetic condition that some young dogs struggle with … but they can develop symptoms later in life too. It’s also known as pancreatic insufficiency.

Dogs with EPI aren’t able to create many if any digestive enzymes in the pancreas. If your dog has EPI they’ll need to be supplemented with enzymes as they can slowly starve from not being able to digest nutrients.

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3. Parasites

Intestinal parasites need food too. If your dog has a worm burden he has to compete for nutrients with the parasites. This leaves him getting less nutrition as the parasites mature.

4. Conditions causing increased appetite

Certain diseases like diabetes and thyroid issues can make your dog feel hungry … even if he’s not actually hungry.

Steroids can also make your dog ravenous enough to eat stool. And let’s be honest … many dogs don’t need much of a push.

5. Other deficiencies

It’s possible that your dog may have a hydrochloric acid deficiency. Roger DeHann, DVM cautions that this can be a result of a poor diet or aging.

Hydrochloric acid is used by the body to break down proteins. If your dog doesn’t have enough he won’t be able to digest food and it’ll just pass through. He’ll then seek out poop for missing nutrients.

You may also see poop eating behavior if they have a mineral deficiency according to Joseph Demers, DVM.

6. Malabsorption

Any condition that leads to poor nutrient absorption can, in turn, lead to stool eating. He may resort to eating his own in attempts to get undigested nutrients back. Or he may find your cat’s stool even more delightful.

It’s important to consider whose stool he is seeking, because it may also be an indicator of a deficiency or illness in that pet.

7. Underfeeding

Make sure you’re feeding your dog enough food at regular times. If your dog is losing weight on a fresh, whole diet, then feed him more!

And keep to a schedule, a hungry dog will look for other food sources you may not like.


Science Explains Why the Family Dog Eats Its Own Poop

It is a known, but rarely discussed fact that even adorable, cuddly, and family-minded dogs often eat their own poop. This has long befuddled and disgusted both dog owners and children, who wonder why Fido gets to chow down on his own excrement, when they can’t even have a cookie until they’ve washed their hands. Until now, it was also unclear why this dietary ouroboros kept going round and round. But scientists are on it and can now provide an evolutionary explanation for canine coprophagy.

Now, a new study reports that roughly 16 percent of pet dogs eat stool, and that products marketed to prevent coprophagy are almost never effective. As for why dogs do the doo , the authors put forth a fascinating theory: it’s a trait inherited from wolves, who devour poop in the den area as a way of consuming fecal-borne intestinal parasites before they become infectious.

“It’s a really fascinating piece,†Elizabeth Krisch, an animal cognition researcher at Hunter College (who also just so happens to be my sister), tells Fatherly . “It’s normal to see coprophagy in a species, like rabbits, that require those extra nutrients, but in the case of dogs, this higher-order preventative and adapted intelligence is remarkable.â€

Dogs mark their territory with excrement, and most canines know to stay away from poop. Nonetheless, “a puzzling, but common, behavior in some domestic dogs is a persistent tendency to consume their own feces or those of other adult dogs,†the authors write. And, while coprophagy doesn’t seem to harm the dogs, it certainly traumatizes the humans whom they lick.

“Dog owners are often very disturbed by the behavior,†the authors note. “In fact, as of this writing, there were 11 commercial products specifically marketed for dealing with the problem.â€

So the authors conducted several large surveys, involving 3,000 dog owners. They asked owners how often their domestic dogs practiced coprophagy, whether any commercial products prevented it, and several other questions aimed at figuring out how this odd behavior developed. The results of their survey (while self-reported and thus limited) suggest that none of the commercial products on the market are effective, that 28 percent of dogs have eaten feces at least once, and that 16 percent of dogs have cheerily gulped down feces at least six times. And while no evidence linked coprophagy to the dog’s diet or age, one odd metric stood out. Even the most avid poop-eating pups barely sniffed at stool more than two days old.

Based on this finding, the authors raise the possibility that your gross pets are mirroring the behavior of wolves, who selflessly gobble up poop before fecal parasites can reach maturity and infect the pack—explaining dogs’ preference for poop no older than two days. “Leaving the feces alone would allow the ova to hatch into infective larvae that could be picked up on the hair of wolves and groomed off, thus transmitting the parasites,†the authors write. “If the feces are consumed while fresh, however, within about 2 days, the larvae will not yet have developed.â€


8 Gross things that dogs do

Jennifer Costello

The good things that dogs do certainly outweigh the gross things that they do, but no matter how much we love them, some of their gross habits leave us dog owners shaking our heads. Here’s a list of eight gross things dogs do and why.

Eat poop

Some dogs eat their own poop, and some dogs eat other dogs’ or animals’ poop. Experts say that some dogs do this because they are lacking something in their diet, while others say it’s a behavioral problem that owners should try to correct. Either way, yuck! We wish that dogs knew that poop carries diseases, and that eating it is an act that is frowned upon by their owners, especially when they are smooching them on the cheek.

Lick their private parts

Licking is the way that dogs clean themselves, but excessive licking can sometimes mean that there is a medical condition that needs attention or a behavioral problem that needs to be addressed. Whatever the reason, it would be nice if dogs would lick themselves a bit more quickly and in private, rather than by their owners’ heads when they are trying to fall asleep.

Slobber/Drool

Dogs can drool for a variety of reasons, and some dogs are just made to be drool machines. People who have a dog that is known to slobber usually don’t think twice about it. But for those who aren’t fans of the slime, the sight of slobber hanging from a dog’s mouth or being wiped on their pants can cause a quick gagging reflex.

Lick their pee

Sniffing pee is one thing, but once dogs actually go in for a taste, that’s a whole different story. But once you know what they’re actually doing, in a way, it’s kind of cool. Experts say that a dog has an organ, called the vomeronasal organ, on the roof of its mouth that allows it to taste scent. It’s not a skill we’re jealous of, but it is interesting.

Drink out of the toilet

What is it with drinking out of the toilet? Does the water taste better in there? Experts believe it does, and they suggest that dogs are drawn to drinking out of the toilet bowl because the porcelain keeps the water cooler. Experts caution that this is a dirty habit for dogs because of the unhealthy bacteria and cleaning agents that tend to linger in the bowl.

Roll around in something stinky

For some reason, dogs always find the grossest things in the yard, like poop or a decaying animal corpse, that they find irresistible to roll in. There are a few different theories on this one. Dogs just don’t want to smell clean, they want to cover up their own scents or they just want to tell you where they’ve been.

Eat their vomit

Some dogs eat their own vomit, and some dog’s eat another dog’s vomit. While this is incredibly gross, experts don’t seem to really know why dogs do this. It could go back to hundreds of years ago, when it was thought that dogs ate their vomit so that other predators or members of their pack wouldn’t know they were sick.

Smell butts

What is the fascination here? According to experts, a quick whiff of the anal glands tells a dog a lot about another dog, such as its current mood, its health and what type of food it has eaten recently.

In spite of all of the gross things dogs do, we still can’t help but love them. What is the grossest thing your dog has ever done? Share your story in the comments below.


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