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  • Seriously poopy question:

    Not to usurp the "Dirty Jobs" guy... but... it's all about pooh...

    Barn dogs infatuated with cat pooh and horse pooh...

    How bad is it for them?

    Provided proper deworming and fecals all around?

    Granted, they don't get Taste of the Wild, but they get pretty damned good food. One is infatuated... the other could care less. How much do I worry?

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  • #2
    Originally posted by pintopiaffe View Post
    Not to usurp the "Dirty Jobs" guy... but... it's all about pooh...

    Barn dogs infatuated with cat pooh and horse pooh...

    How bad is it for them?

    Provided proper deworming and fecals all around?

    Granted, they don't get Taste of the Wild, but they get pretty damned good food. One is infatuated... the other could care less. How much do I worry?

    I'd worry the most if I woke up in the morning with the one who is "infatuated" sleeping next to me in my bed!

    On a more serious note, I wouldn't worry a lot unless it continues for a long period of time.


    • #3
      Dogs just love cat poop Cats have a short, rather ineffective digestion system so much of their food goes "through" them. And we all know how dogs love cat food . I don't know why some dogs love horse poop. Maybe it is for the "grass" taste???

      It must not hurt them as our two dogs are connoisseurs .
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      • #4
        dogs gobble deer poop, goose poop, horse poop, cat poop, and happily roll in fox poop. If you give heartworm preventative pills regularly they also act as de-wormers. The things to worry about are: cat litter can kill the dog (not the poop, the litter, so keep litter boxes out of doggy reach); and if you just de-wormed your horses some breeds of dogs are very sensitive to ivermectin and should be kept away from the horse poop for a while.


        • #5
          Dogs eat poop. That is a fact of life. In fact, the Navaho word for dog literally means "manure eater". Keep them current on their heartworm meds and they should be fine. My dogs like cat poop, horse poop, chicken poop, and each other's poop. Every now and again one of mine "overendulges" and I get poopy vomit.....nice.
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          • #6
            My dog is 13 and has only lived on a farm for the past 4 yrs. She eats horse poop like we pay her to do it, and it's never caused any problems for her.
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            • #7
              Unless the dog is getting sick regularly, I'd only be worried after de-worming with Ivermectin. Dogs can get very sick from ivermectin.


              • #8
                A word about cat litter

                Clumping clay cat litter is IMO, bad news for cats and the dogs who dine on their poop. I've read more than one horror story about a cat with a stomach full of clay. We have used Wheat Middlings for cat litter for years. Just recently we've switched to Dried Distillers Grain and the cats are using it real well. It is a by product of Ethanol production and is cheap. About $7.00 for 50 pounds. To the best of my knowledge it should be 100% safe for any critter that eats it and it has a "grainy, sandyish" texture that makes it a nice litter. It kinda smells yeasty.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nanerpus View Post
                  I wouldn't worry a lot unless it continues for a long period of time.
                  It will continue for the life of the dog. Seriously, it's a dog. That's what dogs do.


                  • Original Poster

                    Seriously, it's a dog. That's what dogs do.

                    Litter is clay, non scented, non clumping. I'm worried a little more about that...

                    I've caught him raiding the litter a couple times lately. He's OBSESSED.
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                    • #11
                      cover the box with a door the dog can't get through or put it somewhere the dog can't reach. Cat litter is very bad for dogs.


                      • #12
                        I keep the litter box out of reach of the dogs with a baby gate that the cats jump over. Other than that my dogs pretty much have an all you can eat buffet. I even buried my lab behind the manure pile as that was her favorite spot in the world.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PRS View Post
                          Dogs eat poop. That is a fact of life. In fact, the Navaho word for dog literally means "manure eater".
                          LOL - really? !
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