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Q: Extremely Disgusting Habit

March 13, 2008 | By Mary C. | 6 answers | Expired: 2399 days ago

My 2 Pugs Hannah & Bella have a horrible habit
of eating not only their but my labs stool.
It has gotten so horrible that my lab can barely go in peace.
I have to chase them away from her and CAN NOT
let them go in the back unattended.
It has escalated to the point that I am totally disgusted with them.
HELP!
What can I do...I have tried everything!

Readers' Answers (6)
TeriWarner
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Mar 13, 2008

IT IS NOT ABNORMAL. ACTUALLY I WOULD START BY SEEING IF THEY HAVE A VITAMIN DEFINICY

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TRISH R.
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Mar 13, 2008

My cockapoo did the same thing when he was a pup. I went to the local pet shop and they had several different vitamins to take. It is ususally a mineral or vitamin deficiency. None of the pills i gave him helped though. I started feeding him science diet dog food and he stopped doing it. The pills were just too big for him and when i cut them up he wouldnt eat them because they looked and smelled nasty. Try changing dog foods first!

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Sara W.
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Mar 13, 2008

One of my dogs does this also. I asked the vet about it and he said (after examining said dog) that there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with him. As long as they're dewormed regularly (and they are with their interceptor heartworm prev.) it's just a gross habit. He said to think of it as him helping to clean up the yard. Yuck! Definitely get your guys checked out. If it ends up just being a behavioral issue then I'd suggest taking a squirt bottle outside with you the next time it's potty time and squirt the little buggers if they try to get poop.

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