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Q: Why do dogs eat cat poop?!

September 3, 2008 | By Natalie C. | 7 answers | Expired: 2195 days ago

Why do dogs eat cat poop?!

-Let me start off by saying that I didn't know what category to put this under. I almost did food, health, training... there were like 4 or 5 I could've put this under haha!-
Peewee (peekapoo 3 1/2 yrs. old) use to eat cat poop out of the little box all the time! I got her to stop doing it then I got Emma (7 month old lab) & she won't stop! I thought she did (I haven't seen her eat it in a month or two) but she just BROUGHT me a cat poopie and DROPED IT IN MY LAP!!! I try to keep the liter box out of reach for her, but there are times she still gets to it. Why do they do this and how can I stop it?! (She has Peewee doing it again sometimes too!)

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Heather
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Sep 04, 2008

Dogs are opportunistic! Teach your dog a leave it command, and keep the box where they can't get in it. My dogs will automatically drop whatever they have when I give the leave it command, especially since they usually get a better treat as a reward!

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Jill R.
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Sep 03, 2008

yep, dogs are just gross sometimes!
there are some very smart devices that keep your cat litter box away from nosey dogs, check at Petco.

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Christina G.
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Sep 03, 2008

cats don't fully digest their food, so the dog smells the food in the poop and so they dont think they're eating poop they think it's food. It's really wierd they don't digest most of the food they eat.

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