Thursday, February 18, 2010

Make It Stop Please

There's a poo issue in our house. Yes. I am going there.

Cooper has started eating his poo. And not the dried out, crunchy crap. The freshly-made-from-his-butt shit. Actually he also eats duck poo when we go on walks. I guess he just likes the poo.

(I know. I'm so grossed out just writing this. I wouldn't blame you if you leave now and come back tomorrow when I hopefully won't be talking about poo.)

He comes back inside, so excited and wanting to play. I don't notice it until he tries to lick my face and then I get a whiff of his breath. And I throw up a little in my mouth.

We have no idea why he's started doing this recently. Though DF suspects it's that we changed him from puppy food to the grown up, adult kind. But I did learn an excellent tip recently to help with the poo flavored breath.

Raw carrots. Helps with doggie bad breath. No idea why or how. But it does. And Cooper loves it. Bonus points!

So if your dog eats his poo - or other dogs' poo because let's face it, they're not always picky - raw carrots are your best friend. And cheaper than taking him to the vet for a teeth cleaning and easier than trying to brush his teeth yourself. You're welcome.


tracey said...

Good God in heaven I am so glad I kept reading to discover Cooper is your dog & not your son! yikes.

Thanks for the carrots tip - I have 2 dogs that could melt eyebrows with their breath.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I second what Tracey said! I thought it was your son :-D

Michele said...

It's going to be awesome one day when this post makes a repeat and it IS your son. :)

Wendi said...

I thought exactly what Tracey said--please let Cooper be your dog...

Becky Mochaface said...

Cooper is my dog and only child. And Michele - I really hope that doesn't happen.