Why does my dog eat other dogs poop?
Consequently, how do I stop my dog from eating other dog's poop?
Do-it-yourself suggestions to help you stop your dog from eating his own poop include:
- Coat stools with hot sauce or lemon juice. Add a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin to his food bowl each day.
- Add meat tenderizer to your dog's food (it will make the dog waste taste VERY bad).
One may also ask, why does pineapple stop dogs from eating poop? Adolph's Tenderizer contains an enzyme that comes from pineapple called bromelain. Apparently, bromelain makes dog poop taste bad enough that dogs don't want to eat it. You could substitute a few chunks of fresh pineapple (not canned) with each meal to have the same effect.
Simply so, is it harmful for a dog to eat poop?
Poop Eating is Normal for Dogs and Pups It is, however, a normal, natural behavior at some canine life stages. Eating their own poop is harmless, but consuming that of other animals may cause health problems if the stool is contaminated with parasites, viruses, or toxins.
How do you fix Coprophagia?
Your veterinarian may suggest a change of diet which may include canned food, a vegetable oil additive, and/or cooked or fresh vegetables. Some veterinarians may recommend adding one of the commercial food additives or meat tenderizer to make the feces taste bad.