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Old 03-18-2015, 01:01 PM
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Be careful using it. Try small quantities first because dogs can react badly to it just like people. It is an MSG based product. You should be able to get it in most supermarkets.
I was worried about what kind of reaction my dog might have. I did get some negative comments about this solution on some of the blogs I checked on using meat tenderizer. I do not remember the vets at Buffalo Ridge suggesting this either.
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I was worried about what kind of reaction my dog might have. I did get some negative comments about this solution on some of the blogs I checked on using meat tenderizer. I do not remember the vets at Buffalo Ridge suggesting this either.
They have a powder product at their Pinellas pet store but they discourage it's use.
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Simple solution....Pick it up
Not simple at a dog park, where one takes a dog in order for him to run free and get exercise.

One stop-gap measure would be not to go to the dog park until after the dog has eliminated at home while hooked to a leash, where you have control.

For some dogs it's so instinctual that nothing else will work.
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Not simple at a dog park, where one takes a dog in order for him to run free and get exercise.

One stop-gap measure would be not to go to the dog park until after the dog has eliminated at home while hooked to a leash, where you have control.

For some dogs it's so instinctual that nothing else will work.
Thanks. I tried that today. A long walk before the dog park and a pocketful of plastic bags. He pooped. I scooped with a hand covered with a plastic bag.

At the dog park today though, he pooped again and got some of it. I managed to chopstick the rest of it over the fence with some of those red flags DDRR uses. He is learning that I do not like him eating his own poop and I really scold him if he even goes near any other critters' feces-- bird, rabbit, snake, other dog, cat, etc. Actually, I am not sure what snake poop looks like but I assume they do this.
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We stopped one of our dogs from doing the same thing by putting a spoonful of canned pumpkin in their food. It seemed to work.
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news but you can't stop them from doing this.
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news but you can't stop them from doing this.
I know where there is a will there is not always a way. My dog is also very stubborn.
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news but you can't stop them from doing this.
I know we did and several other dog owners did with the treatment from Petco. Rather than declare defeat why not try it? It's made for this purpose.
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That's what I seen on some websites. Is this just available via the net or do some local Villages' stores carry it?
They sell it in any grocery store In the seasoning section I think. One bottle last a long time and you don't need a lot of it. Just sprinkle 0n when you setup the dogs meal about 1/4 of teaspoon of less.
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I think about this when I see someone let their dog lick their face. Yuk!
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I think about this when I see someone let their dog lick their face. Yuk!
Most dogs do not eat their own poop or that of others. Now smelling butts....

I have come into contact with hundreds of dogs and their owners at Doggie Doo Run Run since January 2007 and can only think of ten or so that do or did this.
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I would think that its the dog's inability to digest rich dog food, or the treats you give them. If its not digested properly, it may still possess some of it's original "fragrance" and to a dog, its tastiness.... Do these dog eat other dogs poo?
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We stopped one of our dogs from doing the same thing by putting a spoonful of canned pumpkin in their food. It seemed to work.
Our dog does not have a problem with eating her poop. In fact, when we went to the pound and spent time with her, we observed to insure that she did NOT eat her poop before we made the decision to adopt.

HOWEVER, our vet suggested giving the dog a spoonful of canned pumpkin on occasion, I think simply because it is good for her.
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I would think that its the dog's inability to digest rich dog food, or the treats you give them. If its not digested properly, it may still possess some of it's original "fragrance" and to a dog, its tastiness.... Do these dog eat other dogs poo?
Some do, some do not. Mine just recycles his own recent poop.
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