Question: Why Rabbit Pellets Can Cure The Feces-Eating Dog
“Some time ago I picked up a magazine article in the latest issue of Dog World and a man wrote in to the editor that he was having a severe problem with his dog eating feces. This man’s pet would literally eat feces from any animal at any time. The magazine suggested that he feed his dog rabbit pellets.”
“Well amazingly I had to try this same advice when my 2-year old Chihuahua started this same disgusting habit. And guess what? It worked! Now I’ve just got to find out exactly why it worked. I’ve asked as many as four different veterinarians and none can tell me why. Can you help?”
When a dog eats feces, it is generally an indication that a certain mineral is lacking in the dog’s diet. This can be the case regardless of what the dog is fed or how good you consider his nutrition to be. The same is true of dogs who eat cement or occasionally, dirt. The chlorophyll inside the dog’s body is converted into more complex substances and stored. Some dogs, however, eat their own stools out of boredom and not from a mineral deficiency. Rabbit pellets are not a magical solution, but you just happen to find something that contains a substance that your dog needs – the rabbit pellets. Just don’t go overboard on them and try to discuss this with a canine nutritional expert.