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I have a 5 1/2 month old husky who loves eating cat poop she finds in the yard. It's gotten to the point it's making her sick but I'm at my wits end on how to break her from this nasty habit. Due to the summer heat, I've only been letting her out to go potty but she wanders for about 10-15 minutes before she comes back inside and in that time she's sniffing for whatever nibbles she can find.

Stubborn as huskies are, I can't always watch her during her time in the yard and when I do, it's difficult to get her to drop whatever she finds. The kittens, two that I've seen, appear to be several weeks to a couple months old, have found their way into my backyard to leave their unwanted gifts. I'm guessing the older cat my Nikita finally chased off and who now watches from her perch on the block wall under the guise of a tree, is the mama.

Any suggestions on how to keep cats from using my yard as a potty and stopping my fur baby from picking up and eating what they leave behind is greatly appreciated. She's pretty good about dropping what she picks up while we're out walking but the backyard is her domain and thinks everything in it is hers! I currently have an unused vegetable garden due to gophers and working on ground cover for the remaining dirt where there was once grass. The beds will be raised for next season to help keep my baby out but I need a solution for NOW!

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Poop eating can be a hard habit to break, if its actually a habit. Sometimes its nutritional. What kind of food is your dog eating? It could be missing something that your dog needs. Years ago, all the dogs I had ate horse poop as well as occasionally their own. I switched to a prey model raw diet, and not only did all the poop eating stop, I've never had another problem with it. So, I'm not saying switch to raw, but you may want to look at what you are feeding and try uping the quality. It may help.

Otherwise, if it's become a habit you will have to work to break it. I'm no trainer, so I can't give any advice on that.
 

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I tried to stop my girl eating cat poop sadly she still does it as a habit now at 4 years old. So do try to stop it while you can It gets very hard later on.
 

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I have a 5 1/2 month old husky who loves eating cat poop she finds in the yard. It's gotten to the point it's making her sick but I'm at my wits end on how to break her from this nasty habit.
A friend of ours had that problem with her cockapoodle. A muzzle broke the habit.
 

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Poop eating can be a hard habit to break, if its actually a habit. Sometimes its nutritional. What kind of food is your dog eating? It could be missing something that your dog needs. Years ago, all the dogs I had ate horse poop as well as occasionally their own. I switched to a prey model raw diet, and not only did all the poop eating stop, I've never had another problem with it. So, I'm not saying switch to raw, but you may want to look at what you are feeding and try uping the quality. It may help.

Otherwise, if it's become a habit you will have to work to break it. I'm no trainer, so I can't give any advice on that.

What I feed her is pretty high quality with lots of protein. She eats Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken for puppies. Mixed with a raw egg in the morning, I mix her evening meal with a portion of Beyond Grain Free salmon and sweet potato canned dog food.
 

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Well, Blue Buffalo isn't all that great. They have a number of lawsuits against them, and if the Beyond is the same one from Purina, its not good either. Purina is low quality.

Taste Of The Wild is much better than either one, less in the way of fillers, is all life stages, and still affordable. I feel like changing to something of that quality may make a difference, if it is a nutritional thing. And you won't know until you make a change.
 
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