HELP!
we have two pomeranian pups that can't seem to curve their poop eating behavior!
we have to constantly monitor them when they go on the pad because if left alone for a second they dive right into thier poop. we've tried just about everything to try making them stop from doing this, but it's getting to be frustrating.
any suggestions?
much appreciated.
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HELP! we have two pomeranian pups that can't seem to curve their poop eating behavior! we have to constantly monitor ... about everything to try making them stop from doing this, but it's getting to be frustrating. any suggestions? much appreciated.

I guess since you tried everything, this includes FORBID, meat tenderizer, etc?
Did everything also include adding dietary fiber or vitamins? I added broccoli OR carrots, OR sliced apples, OR green beans to pick up the dietary fiber, and my dog quit.
He also has copraphagia everytime his stomach ulcers kick up, and I know it's time to get him to the vets for a checkup.
So what exactly is EVERYTHING you tried?
HELP! we have two pomeranian pups that can't seem to curve their poop eating behavior! we have to constantly monitor ... about everything to try making them stop from doing this, but it's getting to be frustrating. any suggestions? much appreciated.

By pad do you mean an indoor pee pad? For dogs with coprophagia, immediately management should be done, primarily cleaning up the poop as soon as it hits the ground (or the pad). If the dog doesn't have the opportunity to eat the poop then none will be ingested. There are two main theories on the cause of Coprophagia. The theory most subscribed to is a nutrient deficiency in the dog's system. Dog is lacking something in its diet. People try adding supplements to the dog's daily schedule to see if that helps over the period of a few weeks. If not then a change of food, to a higher quality, is tried. If that doesn't help, add the supplement again.

The other theory, less subscribed to, is the behavioral one. Its a habit, one possibly developed out of deficiency, but continued out of habit. Sometimes it develops from one dog seeing another dog eating poop. In cases like this, you can try leaving the poop out but making it so god-awful nasty that the dog won't want to eat it anymore. Examples would be adding vinegar, hot sauce, bitter apple spray, cayenne pepper, etc. Sometimes its easier to try this method first and keep up with it for a good month so the dog forgets that it ever wanted to eat poop in the first place. A trip to the vet wouldn't be out of place either. You may want to try the two methods above and if you've had no luck, consult your vet then.

Tara
1/4 c. cooked spinach (per dog) for two days, then off two days, until the problem is cured. This is what the guide dog schools suppossedly do.

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HELP! we have two pomeranian pups that can't seem to curve their poop eating behavior! we have to constantly monitor ... about everything to try making them stop from doing this, but it's getting to be frustrating. any suggestions? much appreciated.
The other theory, less subscribed to, is the behavioral one. Its a habit, one possibly developed out of deficiency, but ... try leaving the poop out but making it so god-awful nasty that the dog won't want to eat it anymore.

I'm one who believes that it eventually becomes a habit, though I don't believe that the "make it taste nasty" method will cure a habitual poop eater. Picking it up immediately, consistently, and for a long time is the only reliable method. IMO.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
The other theory, less subscribed to, is the behavioral one. ... nasty that the dog won't want to eat it anymore.

I'm one who believes that it eventually becomes a habit, though I don't believe that the "make it taste nasty" method will cure a habitual poop eater. Picking it up immediately, consistently, and for a long time is the only reliable method. IMO.

Yes, that's the proven method but the dog may still eat feces when out on walks, in public, or anywhere else it may find a poop pile. The nasty-tasting method worked wonderfully on one of the rescue Boxers. Cayenne pepper & vinegar were used. The dog attempted to indulge several times but kept being turned off by the smell/taste and developed a bad association with the habit. No more indulging even outside the foster mom's yard.

Tara
yes, we did try Forbit powder, as well as DETER pills. if left alone, they try for it...
the only thing that's worked is careful monitoring, but that's beginning to frustrate us..
but thanks for your suggestions.
thank you, we're aware of the theories, and we've tried supplements. we've changed the food from IAMS lamb to chicken.
it seems they try it more since the change atually. we love them very much it's just tiring to be so on edge over this. we can't even think of leaving them unattended.
we'll try that.
thanks!!
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