Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: What my dog eats..need help!

  1. #1

    Default What my dog eats..need help!

    I own two dogs, Muffin a five year old Schnauzer and a Schnoodle, Teddy who is two. We have a new addition to our family which is a blue Russian kitten. They all get on really well but I have a problem with the dogs always eating the cats food. As soon as we turn our backs, the dogs are there eating the cats food. Thats not the main problem. Muffin likes to get into the litter tray and eat the kittens poo. I try to barrier off the area but she always finds a way of getting in. I found her today out in the garden eating the kittens poo she had found in the dirt. What can I do? I cannot watch her all the time, she's driving me crazy. How can I teach her not to eat the poo? Can anyone help with some suggestions and does anyone know if thats really bad for her health.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    5,967

    Default

    OOO yummy, cats poo. Most dogs love it. To my knowledge some here or there won't hurt them, not sure about a steady diet of it. Maybe more vigilent in how often the poo is cleaned out of the litter tray.
    My dogs through the years have always wanted the cat's food too as it is so highly flavoured. Solved that problem by having the cat food out of their reach.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Southern NSW
    Posts
    3,784

    Default

    We put everything on a high shelf with a cat ladder
    Pets are forever

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    2,561

    Default

    As Di Dee said, most dog's love cat poo. Mine included!

    In the past, I have got around the issue by having the kitty litter tray in the bath tub. My cat was able to jump up and access it, but my dogs couldn't.

    Now that my moggy is much older she is no longer able to jump up like she could so I have had to put it on the floor. I know her habits though and I know when she is likely to go to the tray and use it for a number 2 and I clean it most often beforwe the dogs do.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Rockhampton
    Posts
    622

    Default

    As has been said dogs love cat poo! We have tried to train Ziggy to stay away from it but every so often she still gets some. It's not bad for them, just gross for the people who have to suffer cat poo breath. Yuck!

    Cat food is also very tasty compared to dog food. Our cats feed on a chest that has a screen in front of it; the cats can jump onto the chest and get to their food but Ziggy can't reach.

  6. #6

    Default

    Would the kitty use one of those enclosed litter trays?

    I bought one for my rabbit, it just looks like a plastic igloo with a catflap on the front.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    S.E. Subs Melbourne
    Posts
    57

    Default

    I've left up one of our baby gates to the laundry so the cats have a bit of peace and quiet to poop and eat on the floor. Well not poop on the floor... although they do miss the box occasionally

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    2,561

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillby View Post
    I've left up one of our baby gates to the laundry so the cats have a bit of peace and quiet to poop and eat on the floor. Well not poop on the floor... although they do miss the box occasionally
    Miss Molly does this regularly these days. Up to 3 or 4 times week sometimes and then not at all for a week or two.

    I now put puppy pads under the tray. If she misses, it deosn't end up on the floor and soaking into the grout between the tiles. You just roll up the pad and throw it away and lay down a fresh one. Makes my life so much easier!
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    36

    Default

    i've heard you can train your dogs not to eat the poop by putting some hot chilli sauce or lemon juice on the poop so it will taste absolutely disguting to them so they wont eat it again. I.ve never actually tried it but i'd say it'd work pretty wel if you did it a few times till they get the point. Just a suggestion. Worth a try though!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    S.E. Subs Melbourne
    Posts
    57

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Miss Molly does this regularly these days. Up to 3 or 4 times week sometimes and then not at all for a week or two.

    I now put puppy pads under the tray. If she misses, it deosn't end up on the floor and soaking into the grout between the tiles. You just roll up the pad and throw it away and lay down a fresh one. Makes my life so much easier!
    I've never thought about that and is does get irritating having to use a scrubbing brush on my grout so regularly. I'll have to grab some.

    Quote Originally Posted by mel.j98 View Post
    i've heard you can train your dogs not to eat the poop by putting some hot chilli sauce or lemon juice on the poop so it will taste absolutely disguting to them so they wont eat it again. I.ve never actually tried it but i'd say it'd work pretty wel if you did it a few times till they get the point. Just a suggestion. Worth a try though!
    The problem I have is that they get to the poop before i manage to get there with the Chilli sauce. My dogs are so on the ball that given half the chance they would be standing over the cat as soon as they hear the litter disturbed with them getting in the tray!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •