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How to stop dog's habit of eating dirt, sand etc.?

Hi everyone, I recently bought a German Shepherd female pup which is around one month old, whenever I take her outside she always eats sand and dirt around. What shall I do, is it normal or not ?
By surpreet · 09 Jul 2011 8:42 pm

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By pennypup · 09 Jul 2011 11:49 pm
Firstly, a 1 month old puppy is much too young to be away from her mother. Puppies should not be removed until 60 days old.
Second, what food are you feeding her? If she is eating dirt and sad, it's probably because she doesn't have a proper diet and is malnourished.
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By Navjot Singh · 10 Jul 2011 12:52 pm
Just to add another thing, a puppy shouldn't be subjected to outside environment unless he/she turns 3 months old and should never be bathed or taken out for walk unless he's been vaccinated. Puppy, during teething, does try to take things on mouth. Eating dirt and sand is very common. Make sure the puppy is regularly dewormed.
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By surpreet · 11 Jul 2011 11:46 am
hmmm.... m feeding her milk with lil bit of water, four times in a day..... and i wanna conclude that yesterday she ate my money plant too... and in the night she makes noises.. like aaaaaaAA ......and i dont know anything regarding deworming..plz let me know what type of deworming medicine can i use.. and how to use it...
thanks...
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By surpreet · 11 Jul 2011 2:04 pm
hey, i visited my vet today, he asked me to buy a nemocid syrupe 10 ml bottle...for deworming my 1.25 mnth old female pup...shall i go for that..??
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By pennypup · 11 Jul 2011 11:11 pm
Nemocid Syrup will do the job of deworming.
You should stop feeding her milk. Instead, buy some puppy kibble like Royal Canin and soften it with warm water 15 min before serving it to her.
Make sure she cannot get near your money plant. It is no toxic to dogs, but it still isn't good for her to injest.
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By durabull kennel · 11 Jul 2011 11:27 pm
keep ur pup in confined place up to the age she is matured enough....dog cage is best when u are not with her,,,,,,,
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By surpreet · 12 Jul 2011 12:37 pm
k.. thnks guys for helping... really appericiated...
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By Navjot Singh · 16 Jul 2011 2:37 pm
That's great, Supreet make sure u do stop feeding milk to your puppy. You can rather start Ceralac for puppies which are available in pet shops. Surpreet, like I mentioned before puppies tend to be mouthy so they can take anything by their mouth. You can always keep chew toys and raw-hide bones which will keep him busy and happy resulting no damage to your furniture or plants. Also, this will also minimise this tendency to bite.
Deworming is important as it's meant to kill the worms living in puppy's stomach. Seek your vet's advice about the deworming schedule. And LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, After u pup is 1 and 1/2 month old, you must give him 6-1 vaccination. Subsequent vaccination will be of Crona Virus and Anti rabiies.
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By Navjot Singh · 16 Jul 2011 2:53 pm
Hi Surpreet, if u're in Facebook, then add me on http://www.facebook.com/?ref=h ome#!/profile.php?id=150564202 2
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By Navjot Singh · 16 Jul 2011 2:53 pm
Hi Surpreet, if u're in Facebook, then add me on http://www.facebook.com/?ref=h ome#!/profile.php?id=150564202 2
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By surpreet · 19 Jul 2011 1:28 pm
thanks navjot... plz chek ur frnd request on facebook
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By surpreet · 19 Jul 2011 1:31 pm
well i guess...theres something wrong with ur link, m nt able to visit ur profile..
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