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Forgive me if this has been discussed, but I am wondering if anyone has had this problem and if anything has worked to stop it?
Baxter will gobble up fresh, old, anything.
We tried for-bid, but he just kept eating through the treatment.
He knows not to do it when i am there, because I scold him. But if he is alone he does. I want so badly to let him out to run the yard, but I dont want him to come in and have his poopy mouth licking me kwim? And he is a licker!!!
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Is he young? We had issues with Duke and started giving him the pills to stop it (can't remember the brand). It helped, but then he started eating Cassie's! We try to just keep it picked up and discourage the behavior by making him leave it. The good thing is, as he's gotten older (1-1/2 years now), he doesn't do it as often.
 

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There are some treatments out there that helps address Coprophagia. Doing a quick search online (therefore, this is not a recommendation):
http://www.doctordog.com/store/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=B4-2603

I've also heard/read of home remedies where Tobasco sauce with the dog's kibble can help deter this behavior. I haven't tried it yet, however. I've tried to do what Zookeeper suggested--pick up the poop as soon as possible.
 

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We buy 'lights' for ours, that is dried gut bought at the petstore. It really works. Give the dog one long piece every day, it is a substitute for the natural things dogs eat after making a kill.
 

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Our vet suggested trying Adolfs meat tenderizer too, but I cannot find it in the stores??? maybe I will have to look online.
he is young, 5 months. The vet said that when they are little their bodies dont digest the food as well as when they are older and so it still *somewhat* resembles food.
We have been scooping as soon as he poops too. He is rigt there waiting for me to drop a piece, i just keep repeating baxter NO leave it.
Some one also suggested pumpkin, but i also heard that could make his poo runny/Soft.
I will have to keep an eye out for lights next time I am in town as well.

Thanks for all the help!
 

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My dogs had similar issues. They seemed to grow out of it. Additionally, changing their food from the puppy to the adult seemed to make them no longer interested.
 

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My Ella used to be terrible for this. [PLEASE READ NO FURTHER IF SENSITIVE AS THIS IS GROSS] A couple of times we even caught her behind Holly, a lab, catching it before it hit the ground, fresh from its source. [/GROSSNESS]

A close eye and rapid clean up have helped but one thing that was suggested by our trainer is that so many cheap dog foods contain that much indigestible matter, particularly wheat as a bulking agent, that it comes out of the other end pretty much as it went in, at least to heightened beagle senses. With a better diet all that comes out of the other end is waste and she has no interest in that.
 
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