Jun 11, 2002, 8:39 AM
Post #9 of 18
Please be warned, as this article is not found in any text books. They are the findings of a conclusion since one of my dogs started on this disgusting habit.
Re: [Derrickok] eat her own stool
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Stool eating or whatever fancy names you want to give it is most disgusting.
It involves namely 3 things. (1) habitual (2) psychological and (3) deficiency in something. Your problem begins here. Which one your dog is suffering? You have to identify the cause first.
However, I shall provide you with a guideline and that is as far as I could help. Further than this you'll have to board your dog at my place to observe.
If it is habitual, then you will have to use a method to break this habit. The method could range from physical punishment to just a gentle no.
Should it be psychological, this is slightly more difficult, as you'll have to employ psychotherapy, which means communicate with your dog and convince him that it is wrong and unpleasant to practise the concept of waste not and there are things that cannot be recycled.
Finally, if your dog is lacking in certain vitamins and minerals, tis a piece of cake. Start him off with supplements such as Vitamin B complex and enzyme for 10 to 20 days, B complex before meal and enzyme after meal. What size dog and what age, I don't think you have said, so The Consultant is not going to stick his neck out to recommend you the dosage.
My shit eating dog has got psychological problem, because she only eat the shit of the sister dog. The rest of the shit she won't touch. Now whenever the sister shits, I picked it up and she has nothing to eat. If this is not successful, most probably, I'll tell her sister not to shit