Labrador heat, hunger and poop

Discussion in 'Labrador health' started by Megan H, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Megan H

    Megan H Registered Users

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    Happy New Year! It’s been awhile since I posted. I posted quite a bit when Kali was younger. The puppy blues got me good and this forum helped me through that. Got over the blue and the past two months we have been settling in real good and she is an awesome dog.

    We just switched her over to a new food and she has been acting like we don’t feed her enough and starting to eat her poop. I checked the calories per cup and we are actually giving her more calories than the old food. At the same time she is in heat. Could the poop eating and hunger be part of being in heat?
     
  2. lucy@labforumHQ

    lucy@labforumHQ Administrator Forum Supporter

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    Hi Megan,

    I'm so glad to hear you are getting along well with Kali.

    I've not heard of heat causing changes in eating like this, but I have seen dogs become more interested in their own poop with different brands of food!

    This very grim habit is sadly not uncommon - there are some possible solutions here that will hopefully help.

    Let us know how you get along :)
     
  3. Megan H

    Megan H Registered Users

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    Thanks for posting that link. I didn't want to have to change her food if she is just PMSing.
     
  4. Megan H

    Megan H Registered Users

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    I have another heat question. Week one into two she had red discharge end of week three it started to get a lighter red. Now we are at the end of week three and it has got a very dark red. Should I be concerned??
     

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