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i have a friend who's IS just loves eating poo.
she has tried pinnapple, chilly, pumpkin etc and he happily still gobbles it up. she picks up all the time but sorry to say he eats it as the other IS is passing it. so it doesn't matter if it is his or the dogs down the road all yummy to him.
she has tried all the leave it training exercises going.
It is horrible but,as you say natural.My older two don't but Arthur did,if he could,until about two months ago when he stopped.One vet told me it was through a vitamin B shortage but I don't think so.
I am waiting for someone to invent a food that makes dogs poo glow in the dark,it would make clearing up so much easier! Fred has a habit of going when I am about 200 yards away,in a park in the dark.I swear it is on purpose because in daylight he doesn't do that.
Gina had that habit when she was a puppy. I thought it must be some lack of nutrients in her diet, but as I;ve feed her raw meat diet, that couldn't be the problem.
After long research I found out that it's just doggy behaviour. Gina was about nine months old to a year when she ate poo. She grew out of it. All of a sudden, she stopped. That was 1 1/2 years ago.
Hope your friend's IS will get over his habit, too. One feels so guilty (doesn't she get the best stuff to eat?). And then the bad breath when they kiss you :))
Mine used to eat it as it was coming out of the others, I call it re-cycling, but if you are fastidious and clean up as quickly as it is done, you have got to beat them to it.... then they will eventually stop doing it...well thats the theory...
They are such affectionate dogs, they will come in from the garden and give you a loving lick...lovely!!!!
i was reading some other stuff on internet when i came across this: "Why Dogs Eat Poop: 20 Reasons"
that was interesting thanks. will pass on the white vinigar tip as well. and yes we try not to have lovely licks but not alway able to miss that happy tongue!! they are just so loving. she will be pleased to know there are a lot of IS out there with the same yukky habit.
Oh no Howard after I ruined your breakfast and now this! Why do dogs have to act like DOGS!