Why Does My Shih-Tzu Dog Eat Poo? Both Her Own and Other Dogs’?

I feed her a good-quality food from the vet. I don’t know what else to try, maybe I should try feeding her more meat?

Your dog is missing something in her diet. My Chihuahuas used to do this as well; I had a friend recommend Brewers Yeast. I bought the tablets at a pharmacy and I gave each dog one tablet. The dogs quit their disgusting new habit and every time they start eating the pooh again I just give them another tablet. It seems to work and because the Brewers Yeast is all natural there are no ill side affects for my dogs. Hope the info helps.

3 Responses to “Why Does My Shih-Tzu Dog Eat Poo? Both Her Own and Other Dogs’?”

  1. Sun Hao says:

    They’d rather it that then what you make for them.
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  2. Nayla Gordon says:

    When dogs eat their own feces or others they tend to be missing some nutrient in their diet.
    There are 3 ways of correcting this and they are quite simple.

    1, You can look at what you are feeding your shih-tzu and go to a better quality dog food found in Pet stores.
    These foods contain more nutrients and better nutrition for dogs and they may cost more but they benefit the dog in so many ways.
    look for foods such as:
    Wellness
    Taste of the wild
    Wilderness
    Prairie
    Canadie
    Blue Buffalo

    2, In pets stores they have medicine you can buy to deter the eating of feces some are called Deter or another name and what that does when a dog eats their pooh or others it tastes so bad the dog will not touch the pooh again.
    Ask a sales person for medicine to stop eating pooh

    3, You need to clean up the pooh as soon as the dog goes to helpcurb the dog from eating the pooh. that is another way to stop the eating of pooh.
    References :
    AABR w/40yrs of dog training

  3. Steph says:

    Your dog is missing something in her diet. My Chihuahuas used to do this as well; I had a friend recommend Brewers Yeast. I bought the tablets at a pharmacy and I gave each dog one tablet. The dogs quit their disgusting new habit and every time they start eating the pooh again I just give them another tablet. It seems to work and because the Brewers Yeast is all natural there are no ill side affects for my dogs. Hope the info helps.
    References :

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