my yorkshire terrier is eating her poo...

by peter
(ireland)

Question

Hello my yorkshire terrier seems to be eating her poo lately, is this harmful to her?

Answer

This is not harmful, however it is a nasty habit which should be broken now.

This is very common amongst puppies and if the habit is not stopped she might go on to do the same when she is an adult.

You might want to check with a vet if she is getting all the nutrients she needs just to make sure it is a nasty habit and that she's not doing it because she needs something else.

There are various deterrants for dogs you can try if she doesn't stop.

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Aug 09, 2011
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same problem
by: Molly

My yorkie did that too, I watched her carefully and removed her feces right away and told her no if i caught her with it. Within a couple of weeks she quit doing it.

Mar 16, 2013
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EATING POO
by: Anonymous

my yorkie did this for about a year. when i bought him at a pet store, theywere not cleaning his cage in time. nevertheless, he stopped at about 1 yr of age. he is walked for both potties, and in the beginning, after pooing, he would turn around and try to eat it. it took constant monitoring and telling him NO and he finally got the message. no more poo eating.

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