To avoid coprophagy in dogs, glutamic acid at 250 mg per capsule may be of interest, in the proportion of 1 to 2 capsules per meal.
(Source: Dominique Ranson-Cock)
Elements of reflection concerning coprophagy, compiled by the group Zoopsy-Sud Ouest.
Some questions :
• Does he eat his own, those of other dogs, other species? The frequency in adults seems to be: other species, much less other dogs, even less frequent for its own stools.
• How often? Distinguishing opportunists from "coproboulimics"
• Explore diet and digestion, at least in its aspects visible to the owners.
• Does he ingest other surprising things?
• Is it a recent onset behavior or is it habitual? And in this case why worry about it now?
• If it is his, begin with the digestibility of the food distributed, consider digestive disorders (aspect of the stool?), Assimilation disorders ...
• Behavioral disorders including coprophagia in their clinical presentation:
• Communication Disorder
• Post-clearance punishments
• Involution depression, elderly dog disorders in general
• Competition with owners, including early reinforcement in puppies
• Developmental disorders, including kennel puppies in limited spaces.
What are the possible solutions?
1. explain that it is "normal", while admitting that it is unpleasant (!!!) - observe if the cropping is sufficient
2. no particular danger, think nevertheless to deworm ...
3. techniques to prevent it:
• do not compete with the dog, so do not rush on him
• on the contrary, to make a diversion to attract it elsewhere, to foresee the most motivating disruptive stimuli possible
• put vomit substances, pepper, chilli, tabasco on the present droppings ...
• electrify the shit !? As some manage to do with ducks or chickens to decondition the poultry killers dogs ...