Unless a dog food brand says its meat passed USDA inspection.... it didn't.
I feed my chihuahua Earthborn Holistic grain free. He is 3 and I noticed that he has a dark staining on his teeth. I wondered if it could be from his food. He is a very picky eater and it took us 11 different dog foods to find one he would eat.
Ty for asking this. ..my Lil boy chi is 8yrs old and absolutely refuses to eat anything dogfood related. I have to fix him a plate at dinner too. Ty for all the suggestions ppl listed. .
my dog is depressed and won’t eat his food. what can i feed him?
Great ideas, Carla. Your dogs get the healthy side of human foods 😀
What kind of diet? I’m glad you asked! A biologically appropriate one.
I found a video of Dr Karen Becker (who I greatly admire) and she has done an excellent job of explaining the food options that are closest to a dog’s ancestral diet. For those of you that don’t have time to watch, I will recap below.If you can’t or won’t go raw, then canned food is the next best thing for helping your dog kick a coprophagia habit. Of course, not just any canned food, but one that is extremely high quality (i.e. meat that is fit for human consumption) and has meat as it’s primary ingredient.Raw food diets are the quickest path to stopping a poop eating habit. Dogs are carnivores and are built to eat meat. Raw meat as a matter of fact. Before dogs were domesticated, they never ate anything cooked, and carbohydrates were a small part of their diet. Raw food diets really are the most biologically appropriate for dogs, and probably the best cure for coprophagia available.Use them if you must, but know this: the low moisture content in dry foods puts a great deal of stress on your dog’s digestive system. Furthermore, most dry foods are much higher in carbohydrates than is biologically appropriate. And, many of these foods contain ingredients (corn, wheat/gluten, soy, dairy) that many dogs have hidden allergies to. Please read and which ones work best for dogs with coprophagia.High quality dehydrated foods are also ok, as long as they’re meat based. If you haven’t used them, you simply add moisture to reconstitute them at feeding time. If you’re looking for information on which brands seem to work the best for poop eating dogs, please see my posts on and . Of course, premium foods are pricey, so you may also want to review the .My dog has been eating poop since he was a puppy. I have also been feeding him a raw food diet with some boosts since then but he still does. I’ve been thinking he picked this up from the other dog we used to live with. What is your take on this?