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Okay ... I know she has issues with dirt , weeks , leaves ... we do all we can to prevent her from having opportunity to eat that ... but still ... THEN the other day ug ug ug ... she was eating poop !!!!

Well I am not sure if she was eating it because maybe I stopped her before she could ...but she actually picked it up and moved it somewhere else and that is when I caught her ... by the way ...it wasn't her poop ...it was her sister bears poop ! Help ...why ? Is there something I can do to stop her ?

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Comment by Kathy, Elliott & Spencer on January 7, 2014 at 4:43pm

Cute cartoon Marie!

Comment by Marie & (Amazing) Grace on January 7, 2014 at 12:58pm

Kathy !!!! Ick for sure ! But you made me laugh so much !

Comment by Kathy, Elliott & Spencer on January 5, 2014 at 1:14pm

Marie, it would probably surprise you how many dogs have this icky habit. Our first bouvier was like that from a pup. Since discussing it is always so distasteful, we called it "snarfling" which was actually kind of helpful - like "get out there, she's snarfling again!" lol. The only way we had success was to stand there with her every time, in a small area, with the poop, and tell her "no" each time she showed interest in it. I have heard of others using a citronella collar, or a "beeping" (sound) collar, but this was a long time ago when I had 3 small boys and lots of spare time to do snaffle control. (ya right) Good news, she stopped. But I think some dogs grow out of it anyway. I have also heard you need to be more vigilant in winter as there seems to be some appeal from poopsicles (sorry, ick) Good luck with it. Lots on the internet, called coprophagia. You won't find anything under snarfling!

Comment by Marie & (Amazing) Grace on January 3, 2014 at 2:48am

Thank you Iris ; I will certainly look into it in the morning when I can think ...thank you !

and Pris ... yep ... gross !

Comment by Lois - Izzi on January 2, 2014 at 10:48pm
Comment by Pris Weikert on January 2, 2014 at 2:55pm
Maybe just picking up the poop right away would be your best option. I've also heard it could be from a vitamin deficiency or nausea, too. Pretty gross.

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