Eating poo

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  1. Nibbler's Mum

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    ok so up in the Western Isles for holidays and Nibbler has taken to eating poo. There is lotsof it lying about - rabbit and sheep mainly but he found what looked like cat poo last night and even I think dog poo today - breath is disgusting. Makes me want to puke too. He is mostly on his lead as wants to chase rabbits but seeems to just find it in the dark before I can spot it with torch. Had a penchant for pigeon poop at home which eventually gave him giardia. Should I be worried. Don’t be put off -lovely beaches - not all poo.
     
  2. Lin

    Lin Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Finn will scoff sheep, rabbit and horse poo like he's never been fed! To start with I was disgusted but never managed to stop him, my excuse being he was 8 when we rescued him so is a bit old to change! We got used to it, and just try to see it before he does, but in a sheepy area that's difficult. Never done him any harm so hope Nibbler will be ok too. Enjoy your holiday.x
     
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  3. blackandwhitedog

    blackandwhitedog Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    As a puppy Jess would have a nibble at most varieties of poo. She did get giardia, which I'm pretty sure was from eating stinky dog poo. :puke:

    She doesn't seem to do it much any more - with the exception of cat poo. She has a very sneaky maneouvre when she's on the lead, which is to walk past as if she hasn't noticed it and then do a lightning-quick lunge and snaffle it before I can stop her. Clever - but disgusting - pup!

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    edzbird Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Coco's method, exactly. They are filthy creatures!
     
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  5. Nibbler's Mum

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    He seems to be ok -that is exactly the manouvre that he does too - even sneakier in the dark. Poos still seem pretty solid so hope all ok. Bought some balls to distract him and trying to stick to beaches as less poo there . Munching bits of seaweed but not going to stress too much. He seems happy enough.
     
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  6. Lin

    Lin Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    The beach is even worse for Finn, decaying fish, dead crabs, old fish eggs,he goes for it all, lovable horror that he is!
     
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