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How to get rid of dog's habbit of eating poop ?

I just adopted a new lab female pup on its age of 30 days.From the very first day I noticed that she has a bad habit of eating her poop!!!I already have 3 more dogs with me but none of them had such habit.I am trying my label best to get rid of this problem but all in vain..today she is of age 54 days.I keep strong eye on her all day long but it happens at night when we all are asleep,also some times in day time if i get little busy in house hold work.Please help me,how can i get rid of her habit.
By omme · 15 Apr 2011 6:09 pm

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By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 15 Apr 2011 6:34 pm
I had a same problem with my friends's english cocker when he is in my house for one month, i asked for experienced people they told dogs eats his own poop and it is a sign of starvation, malabsorption, anemia or even lack of nutritioin. you could also try feeding a higher quality food (i dont know what your feeding so i cant say how good it really is). but by doing that, hopefully more of it will be digested and used instead of being pooped out. that was recommended to me by a "dog expert". Some trainers find giving an iron tablet or even pineapple works as it makes his poo less appetizing. It truly is normal behaviour for a dog so dont worry but he can be trained with patience not to do it.
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By xceww · 18 Apr 2011 7:42 pm
What do you feed her and whats the schedule? Dogs tend to eat their and others poop if they are undernourished.
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By Murali · 23 Apr 2011 3:26 pm
feed her pineapple that will make her poop taste bad try that and tell me if that works.
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By Murali · 23 Apr 2011 3:44 pm
Vets actually RECOMMEND feeding dogs pineapples if they have a habit of eating their own poo. Once the pineapples get's through the bowel it develops a taste that puts dogs off.
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By xceww · 23 Apr 2011 4:49 pm
Murali..you must check the credential of these vets and stop taking your pet to them if you do so presently.Secondly apply some mind before suggesting such things.Does the foolish vet mean to say that the dog is presently on a diet of roses which makes its poop tasty? Do u imagine the poop presently to be fragnant?
Dogs ..from stray dogs who eat out of garbage bins to highly pedigreed dogs eat poop occassionally for varied reasons. If it is habitual then its a nutritional issue.
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By Murali · 24 Apr 2011 2:40 pm
@ Puthran ever heard about victoria stilwell she is counselling families with problem pets and solving their dogs’ behaviour problems.widely known as a dog trainer, author, and television presenter. I did my homework.

she is training dogs form past 10 years and even she advised to feed pineapple if dog eats poo.
if you still want to check you can check with any Vet.
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By xceww · 24 Apr 2011 3:08 pm
Murali along with your homework also get your logic right and understand the spirit of the forum which is to share if you have had first hand experience only and don't just copy paste for yahoo answers.Which is where you have copied the exact words and pasted from ..the answer which a member names Semolinas Pointer had given. I am sure Omme and other on this forum can google on his/her own.
1.Victoria Stilwell is a trainer, author and TV presenter as you said.She is not a Vet as you have claimed in your previous msg. If i have a behaviour problem or physical ailment i will either see a psychologist or a doctor and not my school teacher.
2.Second she has a philosophy of positive reinforcement i.e rewarding good behaviour whereas your pineapple suggestion isnt positive reinforcement but negative reinforcement.So either she is contradicting herself or you have misinterpreted.
2. There is a difference between behaviour problem and a physical ailment. If a child wets his bed will you scold him, ask him to eat chillies or try to find out the reason by either showing to a doc or psychologist.
3.When you say vets actually recommend have you had such a problem with your dog for which your vet recommended it to you?Doesnt seem so because you are asking for an experiment to be done on the dog and to be informed if it works. Stop cut and paste jobs from Yahoo Answers.
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By Murali · 24 Apr 2011 3:14 pm
@ puthran check the above link and check case No 9 Teo

http://animal.discovery.com/vi deos/its-me-or-the-dog-strange st-cases/

i watch this series i guess you never had seen this series. please check the link
this is not form yahoo or google.
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By Murali · 24 Apr 2011 3:17 pm
and yes i tried it with my Dane and it worked. she is healthy 3 moths baby right now.
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By Murali · 24 Apr 2011 3:36 pm
Omme please check the link

http://animal.discovery.com/vi deos/its-me-or-the-dog-strange st-cases/

check case No 9 Teo
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By xceww · 24 Apr 2011 3:45 pm
Cant waste more time responding to you when you don't clarify on points i raised but continue to get defensive. The word RECOMMENDED in caps is further proof of your laziness and cut, copy, paste attitude, you just edited the "Vets in this country" part...its almost funny.The following link where you copied your reply from is self explanatory to you pack of lies and let other judge:
http://answers.yahoo.com/quest ion/index?qid=20070711214540AA tOkqc

Yahoo Answers:

Vets in this country actually RECOMMEND feeding dogs pineapples if they have a habit of eating their own poo. Once the pineapples get's through the bowel it develops a taste that puts dogs off.

Keep the cut, copy ,paste and google skills to your school or college projects.You are on ignore now.
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By Murali · 24 Apr 2011 3:54 pm
there you go, people now that pineapple works but they don't agree. and i never mentioned that it was my idea any where. Ya i am lazy but not adamant . omme please take care of ur pup and take advise of Vet not online. where people try to prove that they know every thing and others don't know any thing.

omme don't try my advise and check with ur vet let's see what they have to say about pineapple.

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By prince · 25 Apr 2011 4:35 pm
i agree with murali , my vet recommended the same thing and it worked for me. my pug had the same problem.
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By June Lisa · 26 Apr 2011 11:45 am
Murali and Prince you both seem like people who believe in superstition and black magic.Do you even vaccinate your dogs or do you tie a lemon and green chilly on their necks to ward off evil spirits.
Murali please provide name and contact number of vets who have recommended that to you.If you can't or won't then please don't give baseless suggestions.I want to verify your claim.

Also judging by your thought process, just another question do both of you even have licenses for your dogs, i am sure you don't i.e if you really have dogs.

First hand experience, a friend fed pineapple to his pet, it increased its blood glucose level due to the lactose and had a epiliptic fit.Thats a true experience not something in some other country wrote.
We don't need your readymade answers stolen from the net. We all do have google as rightly said by puthran.
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By June Lisa · 26 Apr 2011 11:47 am
Prince, Your profile says" Am a dog lover but don't have dogs". And says your favorite breed is a Mastiff.
So what happened to this imaginary Pug of yours? Never had one i am sure, liar.Or did it over dose on Pineapples...lol. Also why isn'y Pug your favorite dog. Stop with your lies both Murali and Prince.
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