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Question by Roberta
Submitted on 1/1/2004
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My shih tzu always wants to eat his feces after he goes to the bathroom.  I have asked the vet and they suggested putting some meat tenderizer on his food before he eats.  I tried this, but he is still doing this. I can't hardly stand it when he does this.  Any suggestions.

Answer by Carman
Submitted on 1/9/2004
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We were having the same problem with our new puppy and our vet said to take him out on a leash and when he goes to eat his #2 pull him back and say no. Then pick up the pile.  The also suggested using a squirt gun.  When he turns to eat his #2 squirt him a little in the face.  We are using the leash and it is working very well.  Hope this helps


Answer by woo
Submitted on 1/11/2004
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In regards to Carman'sanswer, I agree. My 5 year old male shih tzu ate his #2 for some time when he was a baby. The leash thing worked but, when he poops in the house when I'm gone, I know that he still eats it because he leaves just a little or there would be a #2 stain on my leather couch. He knows he did a "bad boy" and that;s why he tried to hide it. Sounds like your dog thinks it's a bad thing, even when he does it outside. I give mine a treat EVERYTIME he does it outside.


Answer by Bethany
Submitted on 1/15/2004
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There is a medication that you can buy at the pet store that will take care of the puppy eating his or her own #2.  It worked for a friend of mine'sdog but thank goodness my shih tzu hasn't started that (yet!).


Answer by Amy
Submitted on 2/2/2004
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Our puppy does the same thing.  The vet told me to break up 1/2 a clorets mint & put it in her food.  They like the taste going in but not when it comes out!  It seems to work when I put it in her food.


Answer by Renie
Submitted on 3/24/2004
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To the person that their puppy eats their poop. I also liked to had a cow when my 9 week old puppy did that very same thing. I called my vet he gave me 2 little packets of a product called Forbid. You sprinkled it on his food Believe me it works I am so relievd
Try asking your Vet. Email me and I'll get it for you. God Bless you . Renie


Answer by gumby
Submitted on 7/18/2004
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i have same problem too and if my husband is not home i just look to see if anyone is looking and then eat my dodgs feces before he has a chance to turn around and munch it up , he doesnbt know when feces went and by then i swallow so he stopped, after a few weeks of this he just poopied and didnt look back


Answer by BECKY
Submitted on 7/18/2004
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I HAVE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 2 DOGS( TABBY AND ORSEN) THEY HAVE TAKEN A LIKING TO OUR HORSES #2 AND LOVE TO EAT IT UP. BUT IS SOO BIG AND SOO MUCH IS LAYING AROUND OUR YARD( WE HAVE MANY OF HORSES YA KNOW) they cant eat it all and get stuffed in the bellies so it stopes them byitself..cheap on food too free!! HI Tammy email me hunny...


Answer by Debbie
Submitted on 7/18/2004
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Well ya know renie, i have problems too , we have a liter of 8 pups and the were raised together and when my youngest 2 kids popied there pants the dogs would eat it up before i could clean the behinds , it bugged me at first but then i got used to it heck now there just apart of the family doing there part..


Answer by Sexapeel
Submitted on 9/9/2004
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Response to answer by Gumby, I can't believe you actually responded in the manner that you did.  How disgusting!  You should be ashamed!! Is this legitimate??

Truly disgusted.


Answer by Mitzi
Submitted on 10/27/2004
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I have a 5 month old shih tzu female, and she eats her feces.  She knows it is wrong, because she waits until I am on the phone, or not paying attention.  I go to check on her and there she is...having herself a banquet.  I have tried something called Deter, but it doesn't work.  I try to watch her all the time, but she is really good when I watch.  She is 90% housetrained, but since we live in a condo, she uses training pads on the patio.  It is really starting to bother me.


Answer by Landy
Submitted on 12/29/2004
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I have a 1 year old shih tzu. He does that only when I am not around. I smell it on his breath when I return home. What I started doing was leaving him in his cage when I'm away because he will not go in his own sleeping area, Then take him out side to go on the grass. By the way please email my I am looking for a girl shih tzu for companionship. I live in Atlanta and want to pay the best price please help.


Answer by M.J
Submitted on 4/6/2005
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How about you just don't let your dog eat poop have a pooper scooper and pick it up and put in a baggie and throw it away


Answer by tracy
Submitted on 12/17/2005
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My shih tzu has the same problem i was told to put pepper on it after shes finished and they won't touch it ,try that it works.


Answer by Gina
Submitted on 3/30/2006
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I really thought that something's wrong with my puppy.
Thank you so much for your infos.
I'm going to get the FORBID.


Answer by Tab
Submitted on 9/20/2006
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my 4 month old shih tzu does the same thing. this is so gross, the vet gave me some forbid to put on her food for 3 days and she still does it. i guess they have to grow out of it.


Answer by monica
Submitted on 1/2/2007
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I have the same problem w/ "Peaches" I usually take her to the feces and smack her w/ a newspaper in her mouth shouting "no..no good" ..these dogs are hard headed and very sneeky.. peaches sometimes hides her poop under her blankets ! chinese really do eat anything !!lol !


Answer by amanda
Submitted on 1/6/2007
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well my dog eats poop too.   actually he just shreds turds up.  also,  baby naked mole rats will BEG to eat some turds.  they also roll around in their own and other's urine.  what do you think about that?


Answer by meow
Submitted on 2/12/2007
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put glass in its poop


Answer by brett
Submitted on 5/2/2007
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we poured tobasco hot sauce all over it right after he finished doing his business and once he went in to lick his feces... he backed away hating the smell and taste and he never did it again


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