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052 Why Dogs Eat Cat Poop & How to Stop the Dog From Barking at the Mail Carrier.

by | Oct 22, 2019 | Episode

Do you have both dogs and cats at home?  Does your dog eat your cat’s poop? Seems that many dogs find those little turds, a tempting treat.  I’ll talk about the habit of eating feces, called coprophagia and how to keep your dog out of the cat’s litter box.

Have you wondered if there is anything you can do to prevent your dog from barking and going ballistic every time the mail carrier shows up at the house? Hear what Katie K-9, a long time dog trainer who I’ve had on the show a number of times before, has to say about how to change your dog’s behavior without using punishment or a shock collar.

You may know that there are numerous ways in which a dog positively affects your physical health, but there is a brand new worldwide study that was just released, (Oct. 2019) in the American Heart Association journal, “Circulation,” that finds that having a dog actually causes pet owners to live longer. I’ll explain all the exciting and comforting details.

Win a free large bag of NutriSource pet food and help us out – by offering your feedback about the podcast. Write me at either susan@raisingyourpaws.com or leave a comment in the section at the end of the blog article for episode 52 at our website, www.raisingyourpaws.com. We’ll randomly select three people to win a bag of dog food and three to win a bag of cat food.


Additional Resources for the show.

Source for story about dogs eating cat poop. “ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems in your CAT-DOG Household” by Amy Shojai.

Katie K-9 Website – to hear radio show and podcast.

Source for story about dog owners living longer.

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