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    Eating Poop

    Hello & Help!

    I have two litter mate frenchies that are 6 months old and they love to eat their poop! I've had them since 11 weeks and this habit has not subsided. I've read that it is normal, I've tried giving them pumpkin and canned pineapple. No matter what I do, they still love to eat their poop. Can anyone offer advice?

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    Re: Eating Poop

    I heard pineapple does help to stop it.... but i tagged a few members that may be able to give more advice.

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    Re: Eating Poop

    Thank you. I'm trying to be patient. But, mine are both big kissers and cuddles and it so grosses me out!

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    Re: Eating Poop

    Hmmm.... I find it strange that they are both doing it. What are you currently feeding? If it is not digesting well or they are being over fed it may be coming out smelling "appetizing" to them.... Their poops should be nice firm logs.
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    Re: Eating Poop

    I am thinking the same as bullmama. I have never had this problem, thank god! But I heard of putting meat tenderizer on there food.

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    Re: Eating Poop

    Maybe I'm over feeding them. I give them 2/3 cups 2x per day each. Poop is sometimes whole, but sometimes soft like mush. I also give them treats like natural balance biscuits or bananas or apples.

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    Re: Eating Poop

    Quote Originally Posted by Mammasgotthetreats View Post
    Maybe I'm over feeding them. I give them 2/3 cups 2x per day each. Poop is sometimes whole, but sometimes soft like mush. I also give them treats like natural balance biscuits or bananas or apples.
    I have a few suggestions to try (not all at once)

    Try cutting out the treats for a couple of days and see how the consistency is.

    Try cutting back the food in one meal to 1/2 cup, or 'a little less than' 2/3 cup per feeding, limiting the treat intake.

    Try switching foods to a different brand
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    Re: Eating Poop

    Thanks. I was at pet store today and did not see the Fromms everyone on here is talking about. My vet is a bulldog specialist and had recommended Natural Balance, so that's what we have been using. I will order it online.

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    Re: Eating Poop

    Quote Originally Posted by Mammasgotthetreats View Post
    Thanks. I was at pet store today and did not see the Fromms everyone on here is talking about. My vet is a bulldog specialist and had recommended Natural Balance, so that's what we have been using. I will order it online.
    Natural Balance was recently bought out by Del Monte and they have already changing some of their formulas to the carb being the first ingredient Unfortunately when good foods are bought out by "big business" their quality goes south. Takes a while for everyone to realize it, if they even do.

    Fromm is great! You can order just about any food from Petflow, and it is free shipping over $49, plus check out their specials and clearance when you check out cuz they always have great deals!
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    Re: Eating Poop

    Please remember that even bulldog specialists --still just have a few weeks nutritional training in college, they get medical courses not nutritional, and vets get kickbacks from the pet food companies to sell the food that is better for the p[et food company to push, not whats good for the pet. Fromm does not waste money on advertising-- they let the food sell itself--advertising is the most expensive part of business---and there is a reason for spending that kind of money ------
    Quote Originally Posted by Mammasgotthetreats View Post
    Thanks. I was at pet store today and did not see the Fromms everyone on here is talking about. My vet is a bulldog specialist and had recommended Natural Balance, so that's what we have been using. I will order it online.

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    Re: Eating Poop

    good point, and wellness used to be the same, Now --Fromm food has been family owned since it's conception back in 1904--and they feel the pet comes first !

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    Thank you!

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