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Posted: 1/10/2003 5:45:53 PM EDT
Our beloved little yorkie just came in from the backyard with a "porch pastry" and looked so upset when QS discovered the little treat and took it away from him.  WHY IN GOD'S NAME WOULD THEY EAT THAT SHIT?????!!!!!!????[puke]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 5:51:17 PM EDT
Tastes great? Less filling?



[:D]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 5:54:22 PM EDT
Dog's eat grass too.  Even though they throw it up minutes later.  Just one of the many unanswered questions of the animal world.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 5:57:44 PM EDT
No, there IS an answer, and a straight forward one too.

It's food.

Yes, food. If the poo contains enough undigested protein or other nutrients the dog can still detect, down the hatch it goes. That's why cat turds are especially favored. The cat digestive system is rather inefficient and the resulting log is relatively high in nutrient value.

So now you know.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:02:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By legrue:
No, there IS an answer, and a straight forward one too.

It's food.

Yes, food. If the poo contains enough undigested protein or other nutrients the dog can still detect, down the hatch it goes. That's why cat turds are especially favored. The cat digestive system is rather inefficient and the resulting log is relatively high in nutrient value.

So now you know.
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So why do they do that if they have food bowl full of the premium dog food?  Trust me, this dog is NOT going hungry by ANY means.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:07:02 PM EDT
Comon, it's a DOG. Hunger has nothing to do with it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:07:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2003 6:08:26 PM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:09:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MarianLibrarian:
Originally Posted By legrue:
No, there IS an answer, and a straight forward one too.

It's food.

Yes, food. If the poo contains enough undigested protein or other nutrients the dog can still detect, down the hatch it goes. That's why cat turds are especially favored. The cat digestive system is rather inefficient and the resulting log is relatively high in nutrient value.

So now you know.
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So why do they do that if they have food bowl full of the premium dog food?  Trust me, this dog is NOT going hungry by ANY means.
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My doggie preferred Pedigree in a can over her usual dry Science Diet.  Guess dog's prefer the moist stuff.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:13:08 PM EDT
In my experience I've only seen bitch's that have had a recent litter do it. And it's usually one of the puppies' logs.
It might have something to do with a need for increased nutrient during the weaning process.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:15:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2003 6:17:10 PM EDT by omar]
Hmmm....maybe I could market a new product:  

Cup 'o Catshit
Tender Shittles
Poopsicles
Fecalchews
Kittylogs
etc.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:27:13 PM EDT
[s]Maybe he had just licked your face before you let him outside and he wanted to get the taste out of his mouth?[/s]

I've got no earthly clue why they do that! [:D]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:41:32 PM EDT
my dog eats dirt and rocks during to summer months.  no idea why.  he just does.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:43:03 PM EDT
Our dog won't eat the turds of other dogs but truly seems to enjoy the occasional gulp of deer "olives".  After a short and lost battle, I gave up trying to convince the dog that that was bad form. We just introduce her now as, "Havoc, our dear, shit-eating dog," or, "Havoc, our deer shit-eating dog."
Kevin
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:52:09 PM EDT
Because they can?
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:57:15 PM EDT
Some dogs can't resist a tasty morsel of feces. These dogs will eat their own excrement or
that of another dog. Some prefer horse feces, others cat feces. Frozen feces are popular in
the winter time. Why do dogs do this?

In the past it was believed that feces eating, also known as coprophagia, was caused by
either poor diet or poor health. However, this theory is not supported by current research.
"Behavioral research has discounted the idea that it is a dietary deficiency or a pancreatic
enzyme deficiency," says Dr. Jo Ann Eurell, a veterinarian and animal behavior specialist at
the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. "Dogs are historically scavengers,
and this is believed to be a scavenger behavior.

"It is important for dog owners to know that this behavior is normal for a mother dog with
pups," adds Dr. Eurell. Newborn pups must learn to urinate and defecate. The mother
teaches the pups by licking their bottoms. The pups respond to this "tickle" by urinating and
defecating. The mother then consumes the pups' excrement, which serves two protective
purposes: it keeps the den area clean and it removes smells that could attract a predator.
Some pups learn this behavior from their mothers and will stimulate themselves and
consume their own feces. Most pups stop by the time they are weaned.

It is more difficult to understand why adult dogs eat feces. Some dogs will learn this
behavior from other dogs. In some cases, eating feces may be an attention-seeking
behavior. For some dogs it is possibly due to anxiety or boredom. Most often the
motivation for eating feces is just not known.

Owners find this habit in their pet disgusting -- particularly when the consumed feces are
thrown up all over the new carpet. In addition to being socially unacceptable, eating feces
exposes the dog to parasites and diseases. So, what is a dog owner to do?

"Eating feces is a problem that is easier to prevent than to cure," says Dr. Eurell. "Don't
allow the opportunity to arise. Keep the dog's yard clean by disposing of feces promptly.
Move the cat box out of the dog's reach. If cleaning the outdoor area is not feasible, then
keep the dog on a leash or use a muzzle when outside."

There are some "cures" that have been used with limited success. Punishment generally only
works in the early stages, before the behavior becomes habitual. Feeding the dog MSG,
garlic, or pumpkin is believed to give feces a bad taste, making it less attractive to the dog.
Other products can be applied to the feces directly; however, dogs are very perceptive and
can probably distinguish between tainted and untainted feces.

The best solution is to supervise the dog and not let it develop the habit. If you would like
further information about this behavior, contact your local veterinarian.

I was told if you sprinkle meat tenderizer on dog food, it releases enzymes on the crap that will keep the dogs away.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:02:04 PM EDT
I had a friend with a GSD that would NOT stay out of the cat's litter box.  Damn dog acted like it was the take-out window at the fast food joint.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:02:29 PM EDT
[size=3]Yuck.[/size=3]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:22:46 PM EDT
My mother-in-law and her dog moved in with us last year.  One of my co-workers warned me about the behavior, because he had a dog that did it.  I noticed one day that while a dog's breath is bad, hers literally smelled like sh!t.  I kept insisting that I thought the dog was eating cat feces, and finally my M-I-L caught her in the box.  We have the box in the laundry room, and so we put up a gate/barrier.  The dog often has similar nasty-smelling breath, so I think sometimes if something is missed when cleaning up, that she helps herself to it.  Ugh!
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:31:35 PM EDT
They were liberals in a previous life.
Shame really. Had they only known...
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:41:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DPeacher:
[s]Maybe he had just licked your face before you let him outside and he wanted to get the taste out of his mouth?[/s]

I've got no earthly clue why they do that! [:D]
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[:D]  I'll be snickering over this one all week!
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:48:04 PM EDT
Why do guys slobber all over that hairy end of a gut...[rolleyes] Some things just are...nasty..
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:56:58 PM EDT
Like everything else, they do it to piss you off.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:57:25 PM EDT
More dog food ideas:

Purina TWO  (#2!)

Kibbles and Shits

Pudigree

ALPOO

Pookanuba


My dog doesn't eat that stuff.  If she did, we'd go to great lengths to break her of the habit. It's about the one thing we wouldn't tolerate.

CJ




Link Posted: 1/10/2003 8:01:41 PM EDT
This guy poops too !


[img]http://64.242.166.152/antiussa1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 8:37:31 PM EDT
I've see dogs lap up fresh vomit too. Just thought I throw that in there.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 8:43:09 PM EDT

Because it tastes like chicken.

Panzer Out

Link Posted: 1/10/2003 8:56:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DPeacher:
[s]Maybe he had just licked your face before you let him outside and he wanted to get the taste out of his mouth?[/s]

I've got no earthly clue why they do that! [:D]
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ROFLMFAO!
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:08:48 PM EDT
Taste's like Tootsie Rolls????
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:26:13 PM EDT
Dogs are dumb.

There.  I said it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:32:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 10:13:51 PM EDT
They do it for revenge. They know they are going to lick you on the face later.

And NO, I dont let my dogs lick me.

Feeding the dog MSG,
garlic, or pumpkin is believed to give feces a bad taste, making it less attractive to the dog
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Its probably true...but if they ate it once...

Dog treat idea:

Beggin Shits Brand. Dogs dont know its not shit.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 10:40:47 PM EDT
" KITTY ROCA " My dog LOVES cat $hit, needless to say I don't let her give me kisses !!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 10:54:33 PM EDT
I don't know, but my theory is that if they made a dog food that tasted like cat shit, you wouldn't be able to keep it on the shelves!

[x]
Link Posted: 1/11/2003 1:46:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2003 1:47:07 AM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 1/11/2003 3:40:01 AM EDT
I had a dog that did this.  The vet said to put "Accent" food enhancer on the dogs food.  We did, and the dog stopped eating turds.

I always wanted to phone up the Accent folks, with a new advertising line:

"Even makes shit taste bad!"

Link Posted: 1/11/2003 4:34:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2003 5:14:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By legrue:
No, there IS an answer, and a straight forward one too.

It's food.

Yes, food. If the poo contains enough undigested protein or other nutrients the dog can still detect, [red]down the hatch it goes.[/red] That's why cat turds are especially favored. The cat digestive system is rather inefficient and the resulting log is relatively high in nutrient value.

So now you know.
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"Down the hatch it goes"???  Hit my funnybone, I was still chuckling on pg 2...
Link Posted: 1/11/2003 5:16:12 AM EDT
My miniature schnauzer loves to eat rabbit poop.  My mother-in-law's golden retreiver loves to eat horse crap.  Why?  I have no idea, but it disgusts the hell out of me.
Link Posted: 1/11/2003 5:16:15 AM EDT
Well, having a recreational horse farm, our beloved poo eaters can't get enough of the excrement provided by the equines.

Also, in the winter, one of the mutts "gobbles up" the frozen delicacies provided by her canine mates.

My wife has just informed me that an acquaintance of hers puts some tomato product, I don't know if it's sauce or juice, into the mutts food once a week to prevent over poopsicle consumption.
Link Posted: 1/11/2003 5:32:44 AM EDT
OMG, HE DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!  THAT'S TWICE IN LESS THAN TWELVE HOURS!!!!!  ONLY THIS TIME I HAD TO GET IT AWAY FROM HIM BECAUSE QS IS AT DRILL!!!  HELP!!!! AGGGHHHH!!!  [PUKE]
Link Posted: 1/11/2003 5:40:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2003 5:49:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By MarianLibrarian:
OMG, HE DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!  THAT'S TWICE IN LESS THAN TWELVE HOURS!!!!!  [red]ONLY THIS TIME I HAD TO GET IT AWAY FROM HIM[/red] BECAUSE QS IS AT DRILL!!!  HELP!!!! AGGGHHHH!!!  [PUKE]
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You're fighting your dog for poop?  That's worse than letting him eat it, IMO.  [:D]
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Hell yeah!  Would you let your kid eat one?  The thing is, this is the abused rescue that can't even get up on the couch without help and I DID HAVE TO FIGHT HIM!   Needless to say, I am feeling a bit discouraged.
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