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why is my 6 month old pup eating his own poop

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by Jacob, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Jacob

    Jacob Top Dog

    why whhhhhhhhyyyyyyyy i buy expensive dog food and i somtimes overfeed
  2. My pup bit a lawyer once, ate her own poop for the next month. Turns out she was just getting the bad taste outta her mouth.
  3. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Because its food..Thier is undigested food there.So you see it as shit.Guess what he see,s it as food because he is prob not digesting the food your giving him porperly.Caged rabbits will eat thier own shit,but they wont eat it twice.Switch your feed buddy see if that helps.
  4. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Excuse me cages rabbits will only eat thier shit once..I would try switching his say you sometimes overfeed? Well he shouldnt be hungry enough to eat his own shit.Switch the feed and let him have it 24 hrs a day.
  5. sadieblues

    sadieblues Premium Member Premium Member

    Put pineapple in his food it should stop him from doing it. And don't over feed the dog ...
  6. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Sadie its a puppy..But hey its cool to each thier own.I let my pups have all they can eat..They dont overeat,they eat what they burn.Pups use alot of energy they play hard and thier trying to grow at the same time.I give them as much as they can eat,but to each thier own I am not saying your wrong Sadie anyone should know what thier own pups need.
  7. lil mayhem

    lil mayhem Top Dog

    Clean it up! Don't let the feces lay around your yard would be my first thought.
  8. Aside from psychological issues, a pup will eat it`s own poo in an effort to maintain benificial bacteria in their system. Their young and everything is still `kick starting` in there, if you will. Most of the time they grow out of it, at least from what Ive seen and read.
  9. NGK

    NGK Top Dog

  10. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Well whatever you decide good luck.
  11. sadieblues

    sadieblues Premium Member Premium Member

    I never free feed never have I know some people do it with pups and that's fine I just don't not saying your right or wrong just not my personal preference.. But the pineapple in food works or 2-4 tablespoons of canned pumpkin it leaves a terrible taste in the in stool so dogs won't eat it.
  12. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Yard Boy

    Lol u my friend have what we like to call a SHITEATER! Lol
  13. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    As far as free feedin puppies if you have to seperate them in order to do this ,then thats what should be done.Thats one of the things u need to be prepared to do and puppies eat alot of feed.If i got to seperate 8 pups in oreder for them to get the anount of feed they need to grow then thats what has to be done.
  14. Jacob

    Jacob Top Dog

    thanks guys will try the pineapple for now
  15. sadieblues

    sadieblues Premium Member Premium Member

    Jacob 2 -4 table spoons of pineapple in the food just mix it up and feed it ...
  16. Jim R

    Jim R Banned

    the good 'ol nutrition and poor digestion theories... @ 6 months? heh

    there is absolutely NO reason to over feed ANY animal including yourself.

    take mayhem's advice, it's the cleanest and simplest prevention for coprophagia.
  17. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    if you would lool aroind and open your eyes u would see these forums are full of dogs with bad digestive systems.And tell me Jim why cant a 6 month old have a hard time digesting?And tell me how much do you feed your puppies simnce u declare yourself a expert on everything?
  18. Jim R

    Jim R Banned

    really? lmao
  19. Lee D

    Lee D CH Dog

    as long as theyre staying active and aint eating til they bloat up like a balloon i have ALWAY freed fed puppies. no need to get obsessive about how much theyre eating and what they look like for many months. back to the op, PICK UP THE DOGSHIT...problem solved.
  20. determination

    determination Big Dog

    Lmao thats one way the term shiteater is used

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