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Why Does My Dog... Eat Poop?
Vet Street via Yahoo! Shine ^ | Wed, Apr 23, 2014 | Dr. Patty Khuly

Posted on 04/24/2014 9:29:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Dog eats poop. Pet owner gags. Dog eats poop again. Pet owner runs screaming from the room.

Yes, it's disgusting. Yes, it's potentially unhealthy. And, yes, it's fairly common in the animal world.

A pup will eat his own poop for a number of reasons:

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; napl; poop
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It's not just their own: My dearly departed JRT Janey never ate her own poop, but regarded the cats' litterbox as a snack bar.
1 posted on 04/24/2014 9:29:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Joe 6-pack; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
He mistook it for an attacking politician.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 9:30:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah, mine too. Cat feces are high in protein; that is why dogs eat it, says my veterinarian.


3 posted on 04/24/2014 9:32:12 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Stewie got Brian to eat his poop filled diaper.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 9:41:55 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He mistook it for an attacking politician.

Lol!


5 posted on 04/24/2014 9:42:36 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Because your dog cannot find a politician, a bureaucrat or an IRS or BLM agent in your yard. He has no choice but to eat the next closest thing to those items he CAN find.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 9:43:16 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
A pup will eat his own poop for a number of reasons...

Mixture too rich?

7 posted on 04/24/2014 9:43:28 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Because dogs can’t vote for RINOs but it leaves the same taste in their mouths.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 9:45:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It sounds like your dog may be a Senator from Nevada wearing a dog suit. Check to see if he’s going through your garbage too.


9 posted on 04/24/2014 9:45:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: SatinDoll

Mine eats deer poop. Vet just shrugs and says the dog likes the taste.


10 posted on 04/24/2014 9:46:09 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal

Dogs do not have taste buds. Find another vet.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 9:47:04 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

My dog was brave, loving, and intelligent; ergo, she could not have been Hairy Reed.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 9:47:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

It was a natural mistake.


13 posted on 04/24/2014 9:48:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

your Dog is a (D) for democrat.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 9:49:17 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Why Does My Dog... Eat Poop?

Let me try to answer this in a way that people with common sense can see in a second while liberals will find anathema: Because he or she is a dog.

15 posted on 04/24/2014 9:49:35 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Slings and Arrows

Absolutely!

Impossible to tell the difference.

Can’t blame the dog.


16 posted on 04/24/2014 9:50:34 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is why sand turtles prefer a well fed cow as a close neighbor. Otherwise, this is a topic only a Gastroenteritis Specialist would want to spend a whole evening contemplating.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 9:51:17 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Lurker

Wrong. They have taste buds, just fewer than humans. Mostly on the tip of their tongue. They distinguish the 4 basic flavors we do, just not as well. They have an extreme sense of smell and smell can equal taste. The poop smell delicious to them, so they want to eat it.

My vet is awesome.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 9:51:30 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Salamander; Joe 6-pack

,p>


19 posted on 04/24/2014 9:51:40 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Doomonyou
your Dog is a (D) for democrat.

Them's fightin' words!

20 posted on 04/24/2014 9:51:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Why does the dog eat poop? Because it’s a rino.


21 posted on 04/24/2014 9:53:31 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Slings and Arrows

coprophagia mineral deficiency


22 posted on 04/24/2014 9:55:15 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Proverbs 26:11: As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly. There you have it.


23 posted on 04/24/2014 9:58:08 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Slings and Arrows

Doggie Almond Rocca.


24 posted on 04/24/2014 10:05:59 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Slings and Arrows

The dogs in my neighborhood don’t eat poop because their owners are carrying it around in a plastic bag.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 10:06:25 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“If you don’t eat poop before you are 12 months old you
are not a puppy. If you eat poop after you are 24 months
old you are not a dog.”

-Sir Winston Bulldog

“Women are from Venus,
Men are from Mars.
Puppies are liberals,
Dogs are conservatives.”

-Sivad


26 posted on 04/24/2014 10:14:09 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red tur)
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"The dogs in my neighborhood don’t eat poop because their owners are carrying it around in a plastic bag."

It is a little known (but totally true) fact that this is a fairly recent behavior in dogs.

It was virtually unknown until the advent of "pooper scooper" laws in major Liberal controlled cities.

Once the dogs saw their owners scooping up the poop and saving it in plastic bags they were subconsciously conditioned to regard it as a treat, since up to that point the plastic baggies had been used only to hold their dog biscuits on long walks.

Although this is a 100% True Fact I think that I should be given a government grant to carry out a study proving the origins of this animal behavior.

About $5MM for the first year should be sufficient. I guarantee more satisfactory results than were returned for the $600MM spent on the Obamacare website.

27 posted on 04/24/2014 10:20:15 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

LMAO!


28 posted on 04/24/2014 10:23:05 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Dick Bachert
Because your dog cannot find a politician, a bureaucrat or an IRS or BLM agent in your yard. He has no choice but to eat the next closest thing to those items he CAN find.

POST OF THE DAY, and absolute proof that Dogs are smart. However, because I love my dog if he eats an IRS, BLM or any agent of the government I will give him Pepto-Bismal. If he eats Harry Reid I will give him the best funeral any dog has every had. There are some poisons that modern medicine can not cure and Harry Reid is one of those.

29 posted on 04/24/2014 10:23:52 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: shibumi

I shake my head every time I see it. How does a guy holding a bag of dog feces look cool if he stops to talk to a good looking woman?


30 posted on 04/24/2014 10:26:56 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: shibumi; Salamander; Rebelbase

I wouldn’t be surprised if you got it, and that is not a joke.


31 posted on 04/24/2014 10:30:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: SatinDoll
We had a cat with diarrhea, squirting all over the place outside. Our dog ran up under the cat and started to lap the squirts up, my dad, who had a weak stomach almost lost it when he looked out the kitchen window and saw it.
32 posted on 04/24/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Sivad

Cats are libertarians.


33 posted on 04/24/2014 10:31:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Let’s ask a real question, “Why do dogs love to roll in poop before they come into the house?!


34 posted on 04/24/2014 10:31:38 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Psalm 144

It needed to be said. ;)


35 posted on 04/24/2014 10:31:40 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

OK, to be honest, they also love to roll in something that has been dead for a week before coming in the house.


36 posted on 04/24/2014 10:32:51 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Because they want to share the wonderful smell with their beloved packmates.


37 posted on 04/24/2014 10:32:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes they are.


38 posted on 04/24/2014 10:34:10 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Rebelbase

39 posted on 04/24/2014 10:35:04 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

+


40 posted on 04/24/2014 10:35:21 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Rebelbase

Liberal women are attracted to crap. Always have been, always will be. The more crap the better. See voting percentage for Democrats. This is why they faint when Barry speaks. It’s an orgasmic overload.


41 posted on 04/24/2014 10:37:02 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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There! You see it!

In Post #39?!?

They perpetuate the notion that the poop is a snack by putting it in a “Do-G-Bag” just as if it was leftovers from the restaurant.


42 posted on 04/24/2014 10:39:39 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

43 posted on 04/24/2014 10:40:17 PM PDT by Rabble
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To: shibumi

LOL. Designer Sh_t bags!

Going back to my earlier post about meeting a gal while holding a bag of dog crap, “Oh, what’s in the bag? that’s my lunch”.


44 posted on 04/24/2014 10:41:28 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Because they want to share the wonderful smell with their beloved packmates.”

I read something by a dog guru once who said that dogs get information by sniffing each others butts, he likened it to canine email.

That makes dog turds snail mail.


45 posted on 04/24/2014 10:45:00 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: shibumi

Is that for real?

This is a real question.

You’d think that, being used to the news of our times, I would believe that cute bag is for dog poo because there are so many more fantastic yet true news items out there.

For some reason this seems to be just wrong.

Maybe I’m just sleepy.


46 posted on 04/24/2014 10:47:03 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Rebelbase

> That makes dog turds snail mail.

Maybe UPS - they trust in Brown.


47 posted on 04/24/2014 10:48:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Designer sh_t bags are a sign of peak empire.


48 posted on 04/24/2014 10:50:05 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s called a shitty attitude!


49 posted on 04/24/2014 10:55:37 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: reformedliberal
Dogs flat out LIKE the flavor of poop.

Their own, other dogs, cats, you name it.

But I've found out that dogs REALLY like human poop.

For them, it's a delicacy.

50 posted on 04/24/2014 10:56:21 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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