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Old 01-13-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: The world is my home
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Hi,

I have a 5 month old Goldendoodle who I caught about two hours ago eating the other BIG dogs poop. I don't know how much she ate. I put her in her crate for discipline, and went to check on her and she had thrown up A LOT- mostly the poop. Now, she's out on the deck but still throwing up- right now it's up to 7 times on the deck. However, no more poop, just bile/foam.

What should I do? She won't eat any treats(she NEVER turns down food)

I never had to deal with a dog eating poop before, and I'm concerned.

Thank you for your time.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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unfortunately, eating poop (be it dog, cat, goose, whatever-is-there) is NOT an uncommon occurrence for our canine friends.......

maybe this upset tummy will teach her a lesson.......

in the meantime, you may want to be even more vigilant about poop patrol in the yard........
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Watch her like a hawk when she's outside! She can't eat anything when you're right there watching her every move.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: California
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It's called Coprophagy and very common. I'm guessing the tummy will settle down soon...but you need to be vigilant about picking up in order to break this habit.

Coprophagy: Preventing Stool Eating in Dogs & Puppies
Eating Dog Feces - VeterinaryPartner.com - a VIN company!
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: The world is my home
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Thank you all! She's stopped throwing up now. I live on 5 acres and with all the snow, I missed this pile. I watch her as best I can, but I can't walk on the snow/ice due to a brain surgery recovery, thus this issue occurred. This was the first time she's done it, and will be the last.

I appreciate the input- I've never had a dog do this, and I was quite scared.

Thanks again!
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: California
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Thank you all! She's stopped throwing up now. I live on 5 acres and with all the snow, I missed this pile. I watch her as best I can, but I can't walk on the snow/ice due to a brain surgery recovery, thus this issue occurred. This was the first time she's done it, and will be the last.

I appreciate the input- I've never had a dog do this, and I was quite scared.

Thanks again!
Your welcome....Now all you have to deal with is her breath!
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Thank you all! She's stopped throwing up now. I live on 5 acres and with all the snow, I missed this pile. I watch her as best I can, but I can't walk on the snow/ice due to a brain surgery recovery, thus this issue occurred. This was the first time she's done it, and will be the last.

I appreciate the input- I've never had a dog do this, and I was quite scared.

Thanks again!


I don't know if it's any consolation or not, but I'd probably throw up too if doing that.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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My crazy dog tries to do this whenever she's in a field...rabbit poop, dog poop, deer poop.

It's something that drives people nuts but a lot of dogs do it.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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Thank you all! She's stopped throwing up now. I live on 5 acres and with all the snow, I missed this pile. I watch her as best I can, but I can't walk on the snow/ice due to a brain surgery recovery, thus this issue occurred. This was the first time she's done it, and will be the last.

I appreciate the input- I've never had a dog do this, and I was quite scared.

Thanks again!
Unfortunately, I believe it will happen again, no matter how careful you are. I had a female Lhasa that did this, would get sick each and every time, but did she learn from it??? NO! You can try to keep it out of her reach, as I did, but no matter how hard you try, a little will always get by you and they develop a "nose" to search it out. I endured this for years with her, and she came very close to death from it about 1.5 years ago (at 11 years old) when her kidneys began failing after an encounter with eating poop and throwing it back up--she was as sick as I had ever seen her, yet after recovery and huge vet bill, she still would search it out!

I never understood why they do this, only that it's common. The worst part, although my female passed recently, she was able to "teach" a puppy about this undiscovered treat! So now the nuissance lives on.....but at least he has not thrown up....yet, and like you I live on acreage.

I wish you the best of luck with her!
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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My neighbor used my woods road to dump some of her horse manure once. My dogs thought it was a buffet line.
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