|Barked: Thu May 31, '12 5:46am PST |
|My 11 week old pom puppy has an affinity for poo. This is causing issues other than being simply disgusting --it's causing her not to be able to get over her hookworms! She came from the breeder with these, which I had never heard of. Turns out they thrive in sandy soil environments (she was pretty close to the beach) but do poorly in clay soil environments, which is what we have in the Piedmont in NC. None of my pets had these before. She has been dewormed for these both times she has gone in for her vaccinations.
As soon as she poops, she turns around and starts eating it. I could previously catch up in time and grab her, but now she is on to me. She runs to the back of our very long yard and starts pooping. While I am running to intercept the poo-eating, she is simultaneously pooping and spinning in circles to pick up what has dropped. If I manage to get there before the whole turd is in her mouth, she gulps it down very quickly.
I feel like this is counter-productive to potty training because I am telling her "Good girl Heidi! Good girl for pooping in the yard --HEIDI NO!"
I keep hearing to add crushed pineapple to her food. My vet's assistant suggested unflavored meat tenderizer.
Do you dogs ever eat their poo, and if so, how (if) did you break this raunchy habit?
Thanks for any advice and suggestions!
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