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Old 11-11-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Dogs are notorious for engaging in coprophagia.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: 77059
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They're notorious for it but none of my dogs have ever eaten poo. I think a lot of that talk is repeated over & over about a dog someone knew that wound up having mineral deficiencies.

Actually, I take that first sentence back... one of them did think the litter box my old roommate had for his cats was a snack bar.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Thats a good point, at times i feed my dog some plain yogurt for her intestinal tract, i wonder if you guys put some plain yogurt in your dogfood they might stop this, who knows?
Mine get plain yogurt on their breakfast kibble, yet the love for poop continues .
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Jax
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You know, this thread gives me an idea. All dog medications should be cat-poo-flavored. That way, you'd never have a problem getting your dog to take his pills.

Brilliant! I'm going to be rich, rich I say, RICH!
Well now you told us about the idea, SuSuSushi ! I'll race you to the Patent Office ! Somebody book me on Oprah - this is sure to be one of her "favorite things"!!
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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I call cat poo "Hershey Kisses." My dog loves them. Thank goodness we don't have a cat and only have to deal with that when we go to see my mom.

Another thing my dog loves is DEER POOP. My parents have acreage on a mountain, and there are lots of deer. When we go up, my dog spends all his walks in the woods rooting around for deer poop. It's like little piles of dried-up blueberries. My dog thinks it's fabulous.

With cat poop, I've heard that it's the taurine that makes it taste so delicious. I don't know what's the appeal with deer poop. (Although my dog DOES love his fruit and vegetables, and since that's what deer eat....)
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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I read that dogs get eating poop from their momma's......their moms do it to keep the "home nest" clean when they have a litter of puppies. Some of the puppies pick up on this and start helping momma keep the home clean and they never grow out of it. Kind of makes sense ...........all though I am not sure how try it is. Also I do not believe a cats poop could be good for a dog no matter how much protien is in it- what about worms and disease???
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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One theory is that cat food is very high in protein and cats' digestive tracts aren't very efficient. Cat food is very high in protein and their stool still has protein and nutrients remaining which some dogs feel is tasty.
^^^^This is what my vet told me.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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It's just recycled cat food. Makes sense to me! Waste not--Want not.
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