Post # 1
So when I got my adorable puggle Rylee last year, I was still living at home with the parents. My parents have three cats and Rylee ALWAYS went to the litter box and tried to eat their…um…droppings. I told the vet and he said it was something like a delicacy for dogs and is certainly not unheard of. But I find it repulsive so whenever we’re over there, we close the door to the “litter box room.”
Now, the neighborhood we live in has some man made drainage ponds/fountains that attract large amounts of geese. They’re also horrible at cleaning up the droppings when they do the lawns. As a result, Rylee consistently tries to eat he goose droppings. It makes me sick and I always tell her “leave it!” and tap her jaw, but she STILL goes after it.
Puggles are stubborn so I am sure she will continue going after it. Does anyone else’s dog do this? If so, how do you discourage it?!
Post # 3
My dog has occasionally eaten animal poop, too. Lovely, huh? 🙂 He usually grabs it before I notice. I’m not sure how to stop your dog from eating it, as I still catch my dog eating things before I have a chance to stop him! I try to watch him constantly, but if I turn to look in another direction, by the time I look back he may have already eaten something. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 4
When we attempted to introduce our dogs to our cat (who lives on 3rd floor), our one dog, Boris went straight to the litter pan. I agree, it’s quite gross.
Post # 5
my dog tries to get into the litter box too. it’s so gross!
we trained “leave it” and it works for the most part. keep a very close eye on him while you’re walking near the ponds. we had to put the litter box up on boxes so that he can’t reach the inside but it’s still accessible for the cat.
we always have the problem of him picking up chicken bones while we’re walking. i never realized so many people eat chicken and just throw the bones on the ground…it’s disgusting! we keep a close eye on him, and if he’s sniffing around a lot but already pooped i know it’s because he smells something to eat so i pull him away and keep walking.