How can you stop a dog from eating poop?
There are some common household products out there that claim to help stop poop consumption. They rarely work, and actually just eliminate the symptoms, not the underlying behavioral reasons. Here are some that you may have heard of and why they aren’t a good idea.
Pineapple: Contains bromelain believed to make the poop bitter. Pineapple is a wonderful treat for your dog but may send mixed messages if you don’t want them eating poop.
Chili or hot sauce: The bitter taste may not be pleasant to your dog, causing them to avoid or turn down the tasty poop nugget, but it could cause burns to the mouth or digestive upset.
Yucca: Makes poop taste bitter and dogs rarely like it.
Bitter Spray: Again, makes the poop taste bitter
Brewers Yeast: High salt content and full of vitamin B, and makes the poop taste bitter. There’s a belief that dogs that eat poop lack vitamin B, so if that’s what you’re after, there are better ways of providing it.
Meat Tenderizer: Many add it to their dog’s food to stop poop eating. However, it contains way too much salt for your canine. It contains bromelain as well, making the poop taste bitter.
How to stop a dog from eating poop?
This question is surprisingly one of the most common questions our clients ask us on the job. It is also one of the most disgusting issues, so, those with weak stomachs, please read at your own risk.
Why does pineapple stop dogs from eating poop?
One theory is pineapple will stop your dog from eating poop. Because pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme also present in meat tenderizer (another additive dog owners believe will stop the habit, but it’s an unhealthy remedy).
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