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15 May 2018 - 12:17 pm
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I’ve had 3 shepherds and all of them have eaten their poop.  In the past I’ve tried the usual.. tobacco sauce. forbid  etc.. I noticed a product was advertised on this site?? any thoughts?   * the way my yard is set up.. it is difficult to pick up after each poop…  My dogs ate what I thought were good quality foods. current dog eats Instinct raw boost grain free .. 



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16 May 2018 - 3:48 am
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Gasp 🤢

I don’t have any suggestions, I’m afraid but maybe post in “ask a vet”…

Hugs and cuddles 😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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16 May 2018 - 11:19 am
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Hmm. Wow we’ve never had that issue (“coprophagy”) but I know others have dealt with it so hopefully they will chime in soon. Dogs eat poop for all sorts of reasons, and it could indicate a deficiency of some sort. Have you talked to your vet about it?

Here’s an old forum post about that very subject, with some good tips:

http://tripawds…..ting-poop/

I noticed a product was advertised on this site?? any thoughts?

I’m not sure which one you are referring to but it sounds like you might have seen a Google ad. We don’t pick which products go in those. Sorry.

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16 May 2018 - 5:57 pm
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thanks for the reply Jerry.. the google ad looked good and I thought I’d read it later since it was endorsed here,, good to know it wasnt endorsed,, etc,,,  

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16 May 2018 - 7:39 pm
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luke4275 said
the google ad looked good and I thought I’d read it later since it was endorsed here…

For the record, Tripawds does neither endorse, nor have any control over which ads Google presents to users of this website.

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