It’s Not Just Gross.
That bad habit is a condition called coprophagia, and there’s no argument: it’s gross. But it can also be hazardous. Defined as the consumption of feces by an animal, coprophagia poses a high risk of parasite infestation in pets. These parasites may present a variety of health issues to pets such as diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, blindness, central nervous system damage, muscular issues and more. Treatment can be costly, lengthy and dangerous.
The Good News:
You can eliminate coprophagia behaviors and the associated risks through behavior modification practices for the dog who eats poop, plus a dose of CoproBan® fed as a treat with each meal to the dogs and cats whose feces is being consumed.
Symptoms of coprophagia:
- You witness your dog eating poop
- You witness your dog eating poop from the litter box
- Your dog eats poop during walks
- Dog vomits feces
- Mother dog eats her puppy’s feces
Why do some dogs eat poop?
There are many possible scenarios and reasons that can contribute to a dog’s coprophagia:
- Irregular feeding schedule
- Lack of nutrients and/or essential minerals in diet
- Boredom or lack of stimulation
- Inadequate attention or supervision
- Confinement – dogs sometimes attempt to keep crates/cages clean when forced to eliminate while contained
- Maternal instincts – the habit is developed when a mother dog consumes feces to keep the nest clean
If your dog is exhibiting signs of coprophagia by consuming its own or another pet’s feces, ask your veterinarian about CoproBan® today!
CoproBan is an easy-to-feed, roast beef flavored coprophagia deterrent that dogs love! Formulated to assist in the breakdown of fiber, CoproBan’s ingredients render the taste and texture of the stools unpleasant to eat. And it’s conveniently formulated as a 3-gram soft chew, so it’s easy to administer the correct full dosage. Just feed CoproBan to the pets whose feces are being consumed
Recommended CoproBan Dosing
With each meal, feed to the dog(s) or cat(s) whose feces is being consumed:
Less than 40 lb., feed 1 soft chew with each meal
For 40-80 lbs, 2 soft chews with each meal
Feed 1 soft chew for every 40 lb. thereafter
Stop litter box raiding!
Cat poop can also be attractive to many dogs, but eating from the litter box is just as disgusting and difficult to stop.
Feed CoproBan® to all cats in the household to change the texture and taste of their feces. Simply follow the labeled dosing instructions on the product packaging appropriate for felines.
Additional steps to fight coprophagia
Use CoproBan® to help take a bite out of a bad habit, and protect your pets with these easy steps:
- Pick up all pet waste immediately
- Avoid animal feces when walking or visiting parks
- Schedule routine veterinarian check-ups
- Feed a well-balanced and nutritional diet on a regular schedule
- Ensure pet has access to fresh drinking water
- Stimulation and exercise for pets is important, so play, walk, run and have fun with your pets!
- High protein/low residue diets designed to decrease defecation