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My Labrador eats soil,please help?

My dog (Labrador) is of 2 nd a half months. he is done with all vacination and deworming. He is also taking calcuim nd other minerals in his diet but still he eats soil whenevr left alone.So I want to gat rid of this habbit. plz suggest me what should I do?? Also I want to know after how many months he should be tied.?
By Diksha Khajuria · 26 Sep 2011 8:14 pm


By Mohan kumar · 26 Sep 2011 8:39 pm
friend this is common, we need to just divert his concentration,give him like small dia bones to chew,empty water bottle,mug(note-give him these items to play,after sometime takeout from him otherwise he will get bore soon,so he wont play with these items again).then give deworming as per schedule,now itself identify where to tie the dog, it should be many places,but tie him at the regular places.after grown up he wont like tied up, then he will start barking all the day.good luck
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 26 Sep 2011 11:43 pm
it can be either Dietary Inadequacy or Pica issue or Frustration and Boredom.

Basing from the common causes of this odd behavior of dogs, the best prevention one can do Is feeding his pet with nutritious foods available in the market today. Also, topping those dog foods with some pieces of vegetables or other nutritious and natural foods is advisable because it adds up to the dog's appetite and increases digestion of the food.

While on a treatment diet, the dog might do the same behavior and one good way of preventing them from eating mud and soil is by keeping them indoors most of the time and putting them on a leash while taking them for a walk in the park. Also, putting on a muzzle basket can be helpful if the dog is used to outdoor living. This muzzle basket does not allow the dog to put anything inside their mouth, unless they are being fed. This muzzle also allows them to open their mouths when they are panting.

If the dog doesn't stop doing such behavior, it would be very advisable to bring the dog to the veterinarian for further testing. This way, the veterinarian could give the dog some dietary modifications and administer tests to conclude the disorder that the dog might be suffering from.
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 26 Sep 2011 11:44 pm
also if possible check the dog's blood for an iron deficiency and other common vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
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