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Gross pet habits need to be nipped in the bud

Now what did he eat?

Now what did he eat?

The gorgeous, post-rain morning started with my dog eating poop.

It’s a habit I’m guessing he picked up when he was a starving stray before I adopted him.

He’s also eaten rocks, raw chicken he stole from the countertop and a pair of my walking shoes in revenge.

The rock ingestion led to stomach surgery.

I thought he had gotten over the poop-eating habit, technically called Coprophagia, but I once again had to intervene.

My solution is to pick it up immediately before he has a chance to think about dining on it.

Another solution is a food additive, sold at pet stores, that supposedly makes the poo taste so horrible even the dog won’t eat it. I’ve never tried it but have seen others buying it.


What’s your pet’s grossest habit?

What do you do about it?

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