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Eating Poop

How do I get my 9 mo old female Aussie to stop eating her own poop? We have gone to leashing and picking up immediately, but can't let her out in the yard to play by herself. We tried For-bid, but it isn't working. We have taught her leave it, but again only works if we are right there.

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Eating Poop
by: Nonnie

We had an Aussie who did that. I never got her to stop. She never went in the yard alone. Unfortunately, she developed a gastrointestinal hemorrhage one week before her first birthday. We had to have her put to sleep. It was awful. I don't know if that is related to her eating poop, or if possibly she got into some type of poison. Anyway, good luck with your Aussie.

We miss Carly so much that we now have two eight month old Aussie puppies. One blue eyed blue merle mini Aussie and one brown eyed black tri toy Aussie. They are the light of our lives.


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by: Christa

Our Aussie was always eating her own poo, I even asked my vet why and no one could tell me. I read some where that some animals eat their poo because they are not getting the nutrition they need in their food. I switched dog food, I now feed her real food. We get chicken backs and necks from the butcher (they cut it in bite size peices) I add veggies and she's never eaten her poo again. That was 6 yrs ago, Trio is now 10yrs old and is very healthy. Suprizingly enough it's cheaper too. Good luck to you.

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