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    Default My Puppy Likes Cat Poo !!!

    I've an Hungarian Puli (Cooper), he is 18 weeks old and furthermore I've 2 indoorcats.
    Whenever Cooper finds the cat litter tray he raids the litter pan and he eats the cat poo.
    When I take the dog for a walk he licks at the bird poo on the street.
    That's horrible and I always give him a firm No but I also think about the reason.
    Does he miss anything, a mineral or something like that ?
    Thank you for an advice.

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    I have a shar pei that likes poo, he has even eaten human poo ;vomit:

    Aldi has covered in cat trays that might discourage him on sale this week

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    Few years ago we had such cat tray with a front door. Our female cat, which is really clever used the cat tray with door, that wasn't a problem at all for her. But our male cat (he is gorgeous but not the brightest) he was unable the use it.
    So, I thought, if I can figure out, what the puppy is missing, I can give him the missed mineral, or whatever it is.

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    ohh, nothing is better than kitty litter treats! Yummo!!!

    I have the litter in the laundry with a cat flap, cats can get in there, dogs cant!

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    isnt it the worst smell ever? LMAO

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    i have managed to miss out on that one so far

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    hahah Pacino will follow the cat around waiting for her to go toilet so there is no time wasted. i wanna stop it too but my cat goes toilet outside in the backyard so not much i can do about it. i guess if he wants to eat poo let him eat poo.
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    Mine love it too but the lid on the tray makes it difficult for them. They just go into the paddock though for cow poo for their fix.

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    My cat can't (or won't) use the litter tray with the door on so I keep having to take it off, put it on, take it off.....dogs also eat cow poo, rabbit poo, possum poo...don't think it's anything missing from their diet, they just like it!

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    Frosty loves possum poo and dead things from the sea. Had a hard time persuading her that dead puffer fish is not for dogs to eat. And not dead cow fish either (leatherjacket).

    And she will eat cat poo, if the cat gets time to leave it without being chased out the yard by Frosty.

    I've been reading " a modern dog's life" by Paul McGreevy and he suggests if you can make the "food" nauseating to the dog - they will learn to avoid it. He's a scientist, they used "lithium choride" - in tiny dose. My vet used "washing soda" - one grain. Large doses of "washing soda" very very bad for dog. But if you can find something to lace the cat poo with that puts the dog off - in consultation with your vet, that's one way to stop it.

    It's pretty normal for a dog to do that. You have to be careful not to encourage it by giving the dog lots of attention (eg a firm "No"). Dog loves any kind of attention you give it, the louder and more energetic, the better.

    I have managed the problem by putting my dog's poo in the cat poo spots. She doesn't like to eat or sniff her own poo, so that usually fixes it. But some dogs aren't so fussy.

    Cats don't like going where dogs have been either. And big rocks help too. But for kitty litter trays - not sure, you need to stop the dog from getting access.

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