Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Help!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    122
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Help!!

    Lola has taken a liking to eating cat poop! How have any of you delt with this problem?? It is sooooo disgusting!!! We get so grossed out by this. We have to literally go into her mouth and dig it out of there!!! We try to get to the litter box to scoop before she gets a chance to find it but she must have supersonic smelling! Any advice would help!
    Lisa~Mom to~
    Lola(Blen) Paco(Chi) Sisco Sylvester
    and 2 Beautiful Kids!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We have two cats and have put the litter boxes behind a baby gate. The cats can jump over the gate, but the dogs can't. It works great. And gives the cats a place to go if they want to get away from the dogs for awhile. Actually they all get along great, but it works great for feeding the cats too. Their food is also behind the baby gate so we don't have to worry about the dogs getting into it since we free-feed the cats. Good luck! I know how yucky it is when the dogs eat things they shouldn't!

    -Teri

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We had a border collie who would like to snack in the litter box, so I bought a litter box called a budda box(?) It had a cover on it that came down in the front and the opening was one that the cat had to go under the front and go in. It was impossible for the dog to get into the box because he couldn't get his head in. It was also great for the fact that it really contained the smell of the box also. It was a little more expensive but it worked great and neither cat minded it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    797
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I have also heard of people facing a covered litter box backwards against the wall so the cat can slip in, but the dog can't! Good luck.... yuck!
    Holly, Oliver, Rosalita, and Scarlett

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    24,203
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default

    A barrier. Put the litter box up high, put it behind a barred baby gate that cats can slipthrough but not a dog, use a covered litter box, get a box that disposes of the poop immediately. Most dogs will eat cat poop given the opportunity.
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Tansy : Mindy Connie Roxy Neasa Gus
    In memory: My beautiful Jaspar Lucy Leo Lily Libby

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    267
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Lol if only my problem was so easy to fix..

    Qnotje has found a liking in rabbit poop.. So if she comes outside (and we have quite a lot of rabbits in the area) she starts looking for their poop and eats it.. I try to take it out of her mouth, but mostly she's too fast..

    Oh and she likes to eat Qwick & Qwebble's fur as well....
    Qwick °07-Feb-2000
    Qwebble °26-Jul-2006
    Qnotje °29-Mar-2008

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    34
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by qwickkertje View Post

    Qnotje has found a liking in rabbit poop..

    My Charlie took a liking to rabbit droppings also (we have rabbits in our backyard). I never thought much of it, just that it was disgusting.

    When we got him from the breeder, he was just finishing up a treatment course for coccidia. Well, we had a fecal exam done a month or so afterwards just to make sure that the coccidia was gone, and discovered that he had both coccidia and giardia! The only source we could think of was the rabbit droppings. So now, we're trying to come up with ways to keep the rabbits out of our yard and he is carefully supervised when outside, except that he's very quick and will have some in his mouth before we know it and then I'll have to go digging in his mouth for it. So I just wanted you to be aware of the possible parasites that come along with the rabbit droppings.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    315
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We use a child gate. Gives the cats a place of their own to get away from the dogs. They have their cat castle right in front of the window. They love it and the dogs stay out of their stuff.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •