Eating the poop of the animals he guards

by Faye
(Hartford, ky)

Our GP is 5 months old and still in training. We have chickens, horses , and mini pigs and every time he gets a chance he will eat their dung. Is this natural? We do what we can to prevent it when we can, but are it able to stop it every time. He is well fed so it not due to being hungry.

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Sep 26, 2015
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Eating poop
by: Donna

Mom's clean their pups and eat their poop. No harm done.

Do not worry about it. It's kind of like a bonding thing with the livestock.






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by: Anonymous

Yep, ours too! But right enough, it was winter and he was teething when he started this habit and could not resist tasty frozen turds. For a while we had to go right out and eliminate the morsels as soon as they were dropped. It was a 2 man job for a while and eventually he lost interest, but we stay vigilant in case of a relapse! The vet shrugs, and advises regular deworming.

Oct 08, 2015
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by: Donna

If you feel you need to deworm, use natural products such as diatomaceous earth. Use one tbsp. for dogs over 55 pounds. Sprinkle on his food. http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/benefits-diatomaceous-earth/

Vet worm medicines such as Fenbendazole have been reported to cause abortions in cattle so I can't imagine it's good for your dogs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenbendazole

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