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    Default Dog eating cat feces

    My pup(7 months old Kelpie) just got home from being at a friends place while I went to the Royal Show.
    I got told by the puppy sitter that she got into the cats pooping place(in the garden outside), digged it up and ate a pretty large amount of it.
    I can't seem to find a straight answer if she'll be okay or not?

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    So you clearly don't have a cat yourself then. Lol Lots of dogs that live with cats eat cat poo on a regular basis. He'll be fine. Just make sure you keep up the regular worming.

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    I have a cat My dog is just an inside dog(the cat is allowed inside & outside when it wants, other than at night) and the cat goes to the toilet outside, so does my dog but she gets watched while going to the toilet and then straight back inside again so as far as I know she hasn't eaten any before this.
    I have lived with dogs all my life, but Sayde(my kelpie) is techniquely 'my' first dog, I'm still learning all I can
    My dog and cat are both always kept up-to-date on flea & worming, I'm unsure if the puppy sitters cats are though.
    Thanks!

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    Cat shit is one of the types of feces favoured by my dogs.
    they are gross animals when you think about it
    keep all wormed and look the other way.

    comes in handy when your toilet training toddlers though (spew)

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    RakshaWw

    You are not alone. Cat poo is one of a dog's favourite things. My dog also likes possum poo. Fortunately - not so into sheep poo or rat poo but I suspect will give cattle poo a go when available. And likes composting lawn clippings. And dynamic lifter.

    Too much dynamic lifter fertilizer gives her the runs.

    I try to make my garden hard to dig for cats (put chicken wire or bricks in strategic spots). I guess if I had a cat, I'd have a nice sandy spot down the back for the cat and put something around it that stopped the dog from getting in.

    If you see your dog digging up cat poo, walk up to her as quick as you can, grab her collar and gently pull her away from the spot. If she's got some in her mouth - ask her to spit it out. Maybe offer something better but - this can result in a dog fetching cat poo for treats. Try to be as consistent as you can - interrupt every attempt to eat cat poo. No need for scolding - just persistence.

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    Mine like all to eat all of above mentioned poos, but duck poo is a real favourite.

    I agree with Bernie, they truly are gross animals.

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    Lol! My dog's favourite is wombat by far. But she's not fussy...

    RakshaWw, I fostered cats and have my own and all of them used to use cat litter trays most of the time. And the lay out of my house doesn't allow me to put it in a spot where the dog can't get to it, really.

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    My lab gets frantic when she sees my cat coming back inside after a poo - she MUST GO AND EAT THAT POO RIGHT AWAY!!

    I hate it when it gets stuck in her teeth. No wonder her breath smells.

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    Frosty prefers duck poo as "coat conditioner" not food. She rolls in it. Magpie poo and mystery sea creatures are other fave coat conditioners. She doesn't get inside until I've hosed and dried her off. :S

    It's hard to keep my big mouth shut when everyone admires her lovely soft coat.

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    Couldn't resist !


    I eat poop.jpg

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