my 6-mo. old puppy loves to eat poop!
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    hilltowner is offline Junior Member
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    Defaultmy 6-mo. old puppy loves to eat poop!

    We have a 6-mo. old lab-mix that we adopted 2.5 mo. ago from a lab rescue group. He loves to eat poop! He doesn't care what it is. He eats horse poop, deer poop, rabbit poop, and his own poop. Should I be worried about this habit? He gets plenty of food and treats from us throughout the day (2.5-3 cups of food a day and lots of treats (bones, biscuits, chicken, chewies, etc.).

    Thanks!

    Marla

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    DefaultRe: my 6-mo. old puppy loves to eat poop!

    It is normal, but you should also try to stop him doing it because of parasites and other nasties that could be on the poop. That said, it is really not an easy habit to break because it is self rewarding. Where is he when this is happening? off leash I assume?

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    BoatDog is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: my 6-mo. old puppy loves to eat poop!

    It is a hard one to break - and different things work for different people and dogs - but meeting Morgan at the back door with a toothbrush full of minty clean toothpaste worked for us...good luck!

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