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My male dogs eats poop. Why?

My male dogs eats poop. Why? I can’t get him to stop-it’s disgusting-he also eats a lot of grass-I am positive he is lacking something in his diet. He has Hypo-throidism and is on 7mg of Soloxine 2 times a day.


They eat poop because it tastes good, so let’s make it taste bad. One trick is to sprinkle Adolph’s meat tenderizer on the food prior to feeding. This tastes good going down, makes the poop taste bad (to a dog) afterwards. Use liberally like Parmesan cheese on their food. Kids; don’t try this at home.

Timothy A. Hunt, DVM

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Cheryl    08.16.11

How does any one honestly know that a dog eats poop because it tastes good?

carolyn millspaugh    08.16.11

my dog loves cat poop-yuck

Roberta Mann    08.16.11

Adolph’s is MSG, isn’t that a bad thing to feed your dog?

David R.    08.16.11

Has he always done this? Your comment of hypothyroidism made me think of something. Our dog started eating other animals feces as well as grass and other things she had never eaten before. She was also drinking a lot. Eventually we found out that she had Cushing’s disease.

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