One of the grossest things you may ever see is a dog eating poop. There's a name for this sort of behaviour: dog coprophagia. Coprophagia is most common in puppies but can occur at any time in a dog's life. There are ways, though, to get your dog to stop eating cat poop or any type of poop. Proven techniques and even medicine a vet can prescribe can help your dog quit this nasty habit.
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Things you need
- Cayenne pepper
- Prescription medication
- Choke collar
Feed your dog twice a day and make sure he gets enough exercise, including regular walks.
Keep the cat's litter box clear of poop.
Put vinegar and cayenne pepper on the faeces to discourage the dog from eating it.
Purchase a chemical solution you can feed your cat to discourage coprophagia. The main ingredient is glutamic acid, which causes the poop to become bitter to taste.
Visit your vet for a prescription for glutamic acid or other medications that have been clinically proven to do the trick.
Tips and warnings
- If you think commands might work for your dog, try an obedience class offered by the city you live in or hosted at one of the larger pet stores.
- Some dogs may have to remain on the prescription medication for quite some time, and when they stop taking the pills, they may go back to eating cat poop.
- Punishing your dog or getting angry does not work. It can make the situation worse.