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Not sure where to put this thread.... training, health, food...ewe :headshake:

Anyway, a few days ago, I caught HaHa eating a frozen dog stool....and since then every time I've let him out, he's been digging into the snow and finding more treats...then this morning, I found Jaya with her head planted down in the snow where HaHa had dug and it looked like she was getting a snack too.

I looked on line and found that meat tenderizer can help poo taste nasty, (and I laugh as I type that!)

But also there is a product called For Bid that is suppose to do the same, it's more expensive...but seems to be very effective.

The only thing that bothers me is the For Bid has MSG - monosodium glutamate in it, it's used as a flavor enhancer in many packaged foods. At age 32 I ended up with an allergy of that stuff - broke out in hives and it took me months to narrow down what it was, and in reading about it over the years, I consider it almost a poison.

I suppose giving it to my dogs for a short time won't do any harm, but I was wondering if any one who's had a poo eating dog has ever tried the meat tenderizer...and if so, did it work and is one still needing to find a meat tenderizer with MSG in it for it to work? I see that Adolf's Meat Tenderizer doesn't have MSG in it.

I also read about reasons why dogs eat poo, and I don't think it's their diet. I've had these dogs for several years and their dog food hasn't really changed all that much especially in the past 4 or 5 months. I think HaHa just likes to pick things up and have them in his mouth...and one day he picked up a frozen poo and found out he liked the taste. I can't do anything with yard clean up until spring...the snow is too deep in most areas and in some areas packed down and very slick...with my bad back, I can't risk a fall.

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No experience but I've heard pineapple can be used as a deterrent for poo eaters. Do you feed the dogs the meat tenderizer? They normally have a lot of salt in them, I wouldn't give it to my dogs.
 
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I've never had the problem of a dog eating it's own poo...so I'm just now reading up on this subject. From what I read, one is suppose to sprinkle meat tenderizer in to the food.

Also from what I've read...it seems it is the MSG that is the key ingredient in a lot of the solutions for stopping the poo eating.

I had just finished reading about pineapple as a solution when I came back here and read your post.

I will give pineapple a shot first before I add MSG to their food. Thanks

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Poopsicles!
 
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Pineapple is what I've always heard to use but given the fact that it has always been cat's and now other dog's poo that my dogs have gone for I've no experience with trying it.

On the bright side of things, you'll have less clean-up to do come spring:p
 

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On the bright side of things, you'll have less clean-up to do come spring:p
Plus they are getting the most out of the nutritional value from their dog food. :thumbsup:



Still...when I look at them, I try not to think about it. :rolleyes:


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Lol its so gross Jessie likes to eat poo most disturbing thing is ive to keep sharp eye on her when Charlie and ozzy go poo because she runs over to them stand or sit by their anus watch it come out and want to eat it! Its awful. Getting her off pre made raw and balancing it out myself now.
 

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My dog eats cat poop from the strays that hang out in the yard. I managed to train her to leave it using chicken bribes during the warmer months, but for some reason frozen it is totally irresistible, she picks it up and crunches away, then wonders why I won't let her give me kisses. Ugh
 
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