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Old 10-28-2008, 10:06 PM   #91
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Sorry for posting late on Sam. She went to the vet last Friday and she's free of worms and skin infection. She went from 2.3 pounds to 9 pounds in 4 weeks. Woohoo! Sam got her heartworm pill, second Parvo vaccines and another one to prevent diarrhea (don't recall the name now). She can't go outside yet until she gets the 3rd Parvo vaccines in another 3 weeks. She's as healthy as a bee! Problem is she's been sniffing her poop and sometimes wants to eat it. Yuck!!!!! I don't know what to do about this because once I get busy doing something else, I find her doing this and I'm disgusted. I change the pad and wipe her mouth with antibacterial wipes. What can I give her to clean her mouth and teeth? I've seen some mint chewable bones...are those okay for puppies? Should I start brushing her teeth already? Maybe there's some antibacterial toothpaste out there...lol
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:44 AM   #92
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You can buy toothpaste for dogs at Pet Smart (and other places). From everything I've heard, eating her poop won't hurt her, but I know from experience (my dog, not me!--I can just picture pacanis jumping in here if I hadn't clarified this!) that it is disgusting. Cubbie was doing this for awhile, so I looked it up online. There are pills you can give them that are supposed to stop it. The funny thing is that one of the ingredients in some of them is brewer's yeast. It said that dogs don't like the taste of it, so it stops that behavior. That wouldn't have worked for Cubbie. We were giving him brewer's yeast every day (supposed to help with fleas) and he loved it! In fact, I stopped giving him brewer's yeast when I read that, and he stopped doing it. Now if I could just keep him out of the catbox!

It's good to hear that Sam is growing and is so healthy!

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Old 10-29-2008, 07:33 PM   #93
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Thanks Barb. I'm going to call the Vet to ask what I can give her and go to PetsMart to get the toothpaste. I'm so stressed cleaning up after her that my eczema is coming back. Argh. I need to go to the vent thread instead...
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:25 PM   #94
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Just happened to drop back in. I caught word Barabra L has a little experience with coprophagia....


There's no cure, nothing is wrong, it's just gross. My own vet asked me if I knew how to cure it because his dog own is doing it.
One fix. Clean up right away. It will save you more work in the long run. Take it from a professional poop scooper
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:44 PM   #95
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Sometimes dogs eat poop because they are missing something in their diet some sort of vitamin or mineral. I'm sure she will grow out of it as now the worms are gone. She will get better about it as she grows her little body is still in a bit of shock.Maybe some puppy vitamins will help her cravings.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:03 PM   #96
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Just happened to drop back in. I caught word Barabra L has a little experience with coprophagia....
Not any longer, thank goodness!!

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Old 11-08-2008, 04:59 PM   #97
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I just saw the new thread from snackpack, and it reminded me to ask how our babygirl, Sam, is doing.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:51 PM   #98
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LOL, me too.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:04 PM   #99
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Awww, I just read through this entire thread and I am soooo happy to see that Sam is recovered and growing stronger with each day. I ABSOLUTELY loooove the pic of her asleep on the first step and that Halloween costume is awesome! She is as cute as a button!!!!

As for the eating of poop, Reesie (our brown and tan mini doxie) used to eat her poop. It was disgusting, but thankfully she moved on!
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:36 AM   #100
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Still haven't heard how our baby's doing, Dina.
what's up?
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