Here’s the Poop

I’m not much into the shaming of the dogs craze, but some dog, who shall remain nameless, seems to eat his poop.  We have tried pumpkin, spinach, and pineapple as food to deter this.  Supposedly, they make the poop not as tasty.  I run over after he poops to clean it up, and he hasn’t pooped in the house recently (for me to be punishing him and therefore he is hiding the action).  Any ideas?



33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mollieandalfie
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 05:40:29

    Awww I know lots of doggy’s that do that, I know not many people like Ceasar Malan, but we saw a program of a poop eating pooch, he got him to stop by using banana’s, you could google it, it was amazing.. Anythings worth a try xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Molly The Wally
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 06:22:48

    Sorry we have no idea what to suggest. Mollies’ idea sounds good. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Gizmo
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 07:30:33

    Gosh I’ve never had this one…cat poop yes, but not the dog poop…not sure what to suggest but Mollie’s banana idea is probably worth a try

  4. cecilia07
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 07:39:19

    Dear me Finn…I do not have a clue! Mom and i were watching The Cat From Hell on animal planet last night. A Rhodesian razor back puppy lived w two kitties….he ate kitty poop out of the litter box. Mom remembers years ago her friend had a cat who licked Polaroid photos the vet said it was some kind of dietary deficiency. Good luck
    Madi your bfff

  5. Reilly and Denny
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 07:45:37

    There is some stuff you can get at the pet store ….Jackie was a big poop eater and we got the tablets. It stopped him.

  6. Goose
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 07:57:00

    Oh I have no idea of what to do. I don’t eat poop. Not even goose poop. Although my buddy Bert like the goose poop (the birds not mine).

  7. Sam
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 07:58:01

    We had that problem a while back and it turned out it was a new vitamin brand. Once we took the boys off of that, the poop eating stopped. We still make a habit to pick it up as much as possible though.


  8. Lily Belle & Muffin
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 08:21:42

    We are clueless too! (We’ve only heard of the stuff you can buy at the store.) Hope you can figure it out soon.

    Lily Belle

  9. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 09:02:01

    We don’t do that butt we have heard that FRESH Pineapple works best. Maybe you could put MORE pineapple in it and less of the other things. I have never heard of Banana BUTT it would be worth a try… just not in combination with anything else… to SEE if that is what works.
    I have also heard that the Pineapple needs to be put in the food DAILY for about two weeks for it to start working.

  10. kate
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 09:12:45

    we have the same problem with weasley eating the other dogs poo, he wont eat his own. so far i just follow him and pick it up immediately but i may try the pineapple, i have also heard it needs to be for several weeks. my problem is i have to put it in all five dogs food and im afraid they wont eat

    urban hounds

  11. zachandclem
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 10:43:18

    We have two dogs, one eats the poop of the other, it’s gross beyond comprehension (imagine the BREATH when she wants to lick our face…….. No!). We went to the vet and asked what to do, and he suggested algae powder that you add to their food. It’s 100% natural, tasteless but after digestion it gives the poop an odor that no dog in his right mind would ever ingest. And it works!!

  12. Mitch and Molly
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 12:13:08

    We have never had this problem but you’re sure getting lots of suggestions. We hope something works!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Whisppy
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 12:47:50

    Yikes! I’ve never encountered this with any of my furries but a friend of mine had a dog that would eat her cats poop whenever she got the chance. So my friend would put some cayenne pepper on the poop to deter her dog. Not sure how well it worked, though…
    Hopefully it’s just a phase and he’ll grow out of it….

  14. robynwp
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 13:15:18

    UHM…HMMMMM…AHEM…nope, we’ve got nothin’, sorry. We have heard that pups do sometimes like to eat their poop…we have a certain family member (SAMMY) you did it a few times but he grew out of it.

    Sleep tight my Finnackles…sweet dreams…
    Your Wally

  15. Miss Harper Lee
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 14:24:13

    Talbot, the Golden Retriever who preceded, me loved to eat poop, so my mommy tried putting cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce on it. Turns out she liked spicy poop, too! Good luck. My mommy feels your frustration..

  16. rubytheairedale
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 15:38:46

    Oh, Ma had an Irish Terrier that did this!! She tried everythings, and nothin’ worked. (even tried puttin’ that sour apple stuffs on the poop, and just like Talbot, she ate the sour apple laced poop too! Ma just made her best effort to be right behind her pickin’ up the poops, butts that’s not always possible, so who knows how many she missed! BOL
    Good lucks. Ma also feels your frustration!

  17. Daisy
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 16:01:17

    We haven’t had that problem.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  18. Jazzi
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 16:31:12

    We have no idea here!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  19. acd6pack
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 18:02:02

    We have the same problem! Out of the pack of seven, two are dedicated poop eaters and one is an occasional sampler. No, they aren’t watching and copying – two of them are blind. Go figure. The vet doesn’t seem too worried about it and everybody is vaccinated and very healthy. Gross? You betcha! You have our sympathies. : )

  20. Bailey
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 18:10:13

    PLEASE PLEASE post if you find something that works. We are constantly picking up poop as often as we can, but somehow we miss. Katy had this habit before she came to us from rescue and it has been impossible to break.

    I will check with the vet regarding the pinapple to see what she thinks, also the bannana. She’s already had hookworm, so I’d really like to see this stop.

  21. 2browndawgs
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 19:12:41

    I have been told a little sprinkle of Accent meat over the food works. I do not have first hand experience, but a relative used this for her dog and said it worked. I don’t know if it is the MSG (which I am not a big fan of), or what. I have also heard that changing the food works. It may be that the dog is not fully digesting the food which makes it appealing. Thank goodness our dogs do not eat their own or other dogs’ poop. Deer poop and coyote poop…whole other thing!

  22. Stella and Rory from Down Under
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 19:42:01

    Howdy Mates, sorry we don’t know any remedies either. We don’t eat poop but one of our brothers did for a little while but then stopped as he got older. Good luck. It sounds like there are a few suggestions above that might work. No worries, and love Stella and Rory
    P.S. We love duck poop and horse poop so who are we aren’t angels either hehe.

  23. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 19:46:27

    They do sell a product called Forbid, but Mom says she never had any luck with it. She has heard recently about the pineapple but never the banana. Both worth a try since they have to be good for them too.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  24. Katie
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 21:12:29

    Oh no, that is not fun! Now that you’ve mentioned it, I’m shocked that Cocco has not learned that bad habit. Hope you find a solution!

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  25. Lassiter chase and Benjamin
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 21:33:40

    Charley needs to teach us his technique of eating poo without getting caught. He must be a great mastermind magician or something.

  26. Eileen and Annie
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 01:59:48

    Annie used to eat Amber’s poo but she grew out of the habit. We just tried to be quick off the mark at picking it up before Annie got to it. Good luck.

  27. dougalldog
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 05:58:38

    Hmmm… No ideas here… We’ve never had that problem!

  28. Thor and Jack
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 08:37:36

    we have no idea. Hope you can find a solution soon!

  29. PigandtheCity
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 15:45:03

    My goodness what a predicament. Perhaps this nameless dog is very hungry and thinks that poop is the best option to tide him over? I’ve never had that issue but would imagine putting something on the poop to make it taste yucky would be a deterrent.

  30. Blueberry's human
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 15:56:38

    Oh dear! Thankfully Blueberry doesn’t do that. But my last dog Copper did and it drove me crazy. My brother also had two labs – the one would eat the poop as it was coming out of the other dog’s butt!

    I hope you find something that works – I have no clue as to why some dogs pick up that habit and others do not. So frustrating! And also, gross! 🙂

  31. chicamom85
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 21:29:06

    I have to admit I can be a poop eater myself and nothing has worked for me. If you find a solution please do not tell my Mom

    Loveys Sasha

  32. Winston
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 22:37:07

    Hmmmm, I thought pineapple was the key, maybe try banana! I don’t even eat the furballs poop which my mom’s last doggy thought was a delicacy!! BOL
    Your furiend,

  33. Roo
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 05:27:32

    Mom read that if you grow a turf patch in your house and train a doggy to poop on it, then take the turf out of the house and into the yard, doggy goes outside to poop on his turf 🙂
    Might work 🙂

    Waggin at ya,

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