Dear Sadie:

This is a very embarrassing problem. I have a male dog and he is great but for one thing. There is no delicate way to say
this; he likes to eat his own poop. What can I do to make him stop?

Disgusted in Danville

Dear Disgusted:

Well here is one problem chicken only makes worse. Honey, I live with two like your boy and it is truly disgusting. I’ll tell you straight up
there may not be much you can do but there are a few things you can try. First, pick up the poop in the yard as often as you can. The pet
stores sell anti-coprophagia (a fancy Greek word that means “poop-eater”) pills that you can add to his food. “Deter” is one product name.
Or you can try Accent meat tenderizer sprinkled on his food. But the bottom line is that this is a hard habit to break. Probably the best
advice I can give you is to be careful before taking kisses from a poop eating dog.
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