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    Default15 month old chocolate started eating poop

    My 15 month old chocolate started eating poop last week that I know of. I don`t know if its hers or her sisters. The only thing that has changed is we changed foods from eukanuba lamb and rice too nutro natural choice adult large breed lamb and rice. Its winter here in PA and they`re not getting the exercise they`re used too. Any advise would be greatly appreciated thank you.

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    DefaultRe: 15 month old chocolate started eating poop

    you pretty much answered your own question. She's bored...trying to get your attention. Clean up the poop immediately and start upping the exercise.
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    DefaultRe: 15 month old chocolate started eating poop

    I'd also say that the eukanuba is the superior food, I'd put them back on it. Dogs often eat poop to make up for a possible lacking in nutrients.
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    DefaultRe: 15 month old chocolate started eating poop

    There is more rice than Lamb in the Nutro and could be the cause.

    I also agree with picking up as it hits the ground to break the habbit. Since this is new to the dogs start now and you'll have a better chance of breaking it.

    I have found grain free food improves this habbit too.

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    DefaultRe: 15 month old chocolate started eating poop

    I had a lab that did this. I couldnt break him of it. He passed away and we got another lab....Shadow doesnt partake in it....but our second lab puppy thinks it is the greatest thing!!!! arrrrghhhhhhh...I feed eukanuba so I truley dont believe it is lack of nutrients. I too clean up the yard very freqently.
    Good luck!!

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    DefaultRe: 15 month old chocolate started eating poop

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowco Labradors
    I have found grain free food improves this habbit too.
    I actually beg to differ with this. It doesn't work with ROokie.
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    DefaultRe: 15 month old chocolate started eating poop

    Please try to break the habit now.....I've got 2 that have been indulging in this ritual for over 5 years now! I clean up the yard several times a day but my one rotten Bailey thinks its a game now! She knows it's wrong and she races me to it!! Sometimes we can bang on the glass right before she starts to eat and that will stop her.

    They never eat their own poop for some reason.

    They are eating Canidae and we're getting ready to switch to Fromm's Duck but it doesn't matter what we feed them. They are recyclers

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    DefaultRe: 15 month old chocolate started eating poop

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowco Labradors

    I have found grain free food improves this habbit too.
    I wish I were that lucky! Rocky has been on Orijen for awhile and it's done NOTHING to curb the poop eating. He's obsessive about it and it's not MY YARD (dog parks, trails) so he gets there faster than I can pick it up (I actually walk around the dog park to pick it all up!)
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    DefaultRe: 15 month old chocolate started eating poop

    Sprinkle red pepper flakes on the poop.
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    DefaultBella eats her own sometimes too !

    and red pepper didnt work either !
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