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Old 11-16-2011, 04:49 PM
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Gross, disgusting poop breath

As many of you may know, my dog loves to eat poop. As disgusting as it is to witness (if he gets it before i can stop him) it is ever worse to smell it on his breath. I need something (like a treat) that will clean his teeth of poop and kill the poop breath. I try to pick up his poop from my yard, but he is out there all day while I am at work and he is very quick to pick up poop on our two daily walks. It seems like no one else in my neighborhood picks up after their dog.

I just bought a bag of Nylabone Nutri Dent treats for him. They seem to work, but I only get 8 for 10 bucks, since he is getting the medium sized ones.

Does anyone have any advice on what is the best way to keep that awful stench away? I am willing to try home made treats and maybe even a toothbrush if that is the best solution.
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he is very quick to pick up poop on our two daily walks. It seems like no one else in my neighborhood picks up after their dog.
You should try having him carry a special "outside" toy with him on walks-- something he LOVES but only gets when you go outside. Doing this cured Holly of her poop-eating tendencies. She'd even grab sticks (much to my dismay) instead of poop.



No real advice about cleaning out the mouth unless you just brush his teeth afterward.
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Oh Dear! Sounds like his habit is quite ingrained already. Some dogs just LOVE poop.
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I have always brushed my dogs teeth with the Mint toothpaste. The chicken stuff stinks and I don't like it. But a quick brush is like a treat to them and it keeps their teeth nice and clean.

Seriously, Halogen (service animal) loved it so much I would take her to all the Kindergarten and Pre-K classes during Dental week to show them how to brush teeth.
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Not very helpful, but our dog loves to eat cat poop, he sniffs it all out on walks...we just let him eat it as we coax him to walk past And then laugh hysterically when one of us is sat on the floor back at home and he comes up panting in our faces!!

He likes horse poop too, but not dogs' or cows'. Complex character

Good luck with it!

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Thanks for the suggestions. He really LOVES squeak toys, so I'll try letting him take one with him next time. If that doesn't work, I guess I'll just have to brush his teeth. I've never brushed a dogs teeth before, so it's new experience time!

Red, my dog loves horse poop, but only to roll in. I found this out last weekend while on a hiking/biking/riding trail where I let him off leash. Needless to say, it was bath time when we got home.
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Yep mine are horse poo eaters here, cow poo as well but not dog. Jo went thru a phase where she was doing that but after a few times of leaving the poo (on purpose) & spraying something called "wrap last" which is a super strong pepper spray that we use to keep horses from messing with their bandages when we wrap their legs & such she left it alone lol. Also there are things that you can feed to your dog that are supposed to stop poo eating (at leat their own or their own species anyway lol) pumpkin is one of them (not the pie filling) or pineapple. There are also supplements that are supposed to prevent it, what food are you feeding? Sometimes crAppy food can also encourage poo eating Dog Food Reviews | Dog Food Ratings is a great place to get info on the foods out there.
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I have heard of the pineapple and the
Pumpkin as well. I also read that Dis-Taste is a good product to use but can't remember if you feed it to the dog or spray it on poop.

Over the weekend, I read an article on positive dog training and it recommended exercise. I am guessing this is based on the theory of dogs eat poo out of boredom.
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My dog loooOOOves rabbit poop. When I clean out the rabbits litter boxes, he always tries to get a few strays. He likes to eat their hay too (stupid dog - I can hear it crunch in his teeth). But the rabbit poop is like crack for him when he gets one - good thing it doesn't smell and it's all fluff!
Not sure how to get rid of poop breath but for bad breath, is it possible that chewing action helps with the bad breath? My dog chews lots of stuff - mostly his toys but his breath smells like hot air - no smell. My MIL's dog chews nothing all day and his breath smells baaaad.
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Chewing can help, they also make a spray that is supposed to get rid of it, it's called plaque blast or something like that.
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