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Question by patti
Submitted on 8/31/2003
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I have a male chihuahua he is 4 months old.When I let him out to go to the bathroom he finds other dog pooh and eats it! Why? How can I break him from this? Should I spray with amonia in the areas?

Answer by chimama
Submitted on 9/2/2003
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Sometimes they do that.  I know, it's disgusting.  Doing a sweep of the area beforehand would be a good idea.  If you can find it before he does, you might try spraying it with a solution of Bitter Apple (available at your local Petco or Petsmart) or just scoop it up yourself.  I don't think ammonia will help, and it would be very bad for him if he ate it anyway.

Both of mine are litter box trained, as Minnesota is not chihuahua friendly 7 months of the year.  My older but smaller girl (Gremlin) is alpha and has her own litter tray, no sharing.  My younger but larger(Nixie) will eat her sisters poopies if I don't get in there and remove them from the litter tray right away.  I've been told it's a dominance thing.  I used something from my vet, a powder I put in Gremlin's food that made her poopies taste horrible, and Nixie stopped eating them, but as soon as I stopped using the powder she was right back at it.  So now I just make sure to clean up after Gremlin (who also refuses to use the litter tray if it has more than two peepee clumps in it) and if Nixie comes by with poopie breath I brush her teeth.


Answer by Willa
Submitted on 9/8/2003
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Thanks for sharing this with me. My little Chihuahua shocked the heck out of me when she bit into my Rottweilder poop!I told my mother what she did and she said to Chalupa " I don't want any of your dirty little kisses". Actually I'm not too shocked by this behavior becouse I can tell you I had a Shephard who would eat from the cat litter box. Your best bet is to keep the area poop free as much as possible.ChalupabecouseShephard


Answer by daisy
Submitted on 9/21/2003
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My dog did that too! It made me flaming mad as I do feed her well. After her meal, my dog will poo in the garden. I waited for her behind some bushes. The instant she bent down to eat poo, I jumped out yelling and waving a feather duster. The dog was shocked and ran away. This went on for a week. Finally she did her business and ran off without eating it. I came out and praised her lavishly. She now poo and leaves it.


Answer by Megan
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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I think you should do exactly what Daisy did that was smart


Answer by naenae
Submitted on 10/7/2006
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i have a chihuahua my mom wants her to have puppies but there is no other chihuahuas around here what should we do????


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