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Blueroses
16th August 2011, 03:35 PM
Why does Alfie want to eat cow, sheep and horse poo ? Every time we go across the fields where there are public footpaths, he makes a bee line for it ...... however, he leaves dog 'business' alone thank goodness !

Yuk ! :grnyuk:

Sandrac
16th August 2011, 03:38 PM
Minnie makes it her job every day to hunt out fox poo in the park for her apres breakfast :yuk:

Blueroses
16th August 2011, 03:42 PM
Minnie makes it her job every day to hunt out fox poo in the park for her apres breakfast :yuk:


Yuk Yuk Yuk ... why on earth do they do it? :-?

dozyrosy
16th August 2011, 07:16 PM
They do it because they're dogs and that's what dogs do.... :eek::eek: Just be glad he doesn't eat his own - some dogs do this, including one I had! Dogs have different standards and ideas about what is OK, so we can't judge them by ours, but we just have to try and work with them to teach them what we find acceptable behaviour for them when they live with is.

Bitches eat their pups' poop to clean up after them, and one of the reasons other dogs do it may be food related, i.e. there may be something lacking in their diet, and being scavengers they may eat all sorts of things that they feel are beneficial. The "official" name for this behaviour is cophragia, and if you do a Google search you'll find lots of discussion about reasons and possible solutions.

Rosemary

CSutherland
21st August 2011, 10:41 PM
Bentley learned that he loved cow manure as soon as we brought him home at 10 weeks. Fortunately, he goes for the dried cow paddies - not the wet stuff (ugh) but I have to be very vigilant and not allow him to go into the cow pasture. He pulls on his leash in an effort to get under the fence where he'll find the stuff. Otherwise, he loves anything to do with cats. We have two outdoor cats and he likes their poop and vomit. That is worse than cow manure to me! I try to scan the yard as I'm taking him to potty so as to avoid any piles left by the cats. He does not bother his own, thank goodness. I don't think I could deal with that!