informed consent for poop eating

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informed consent for poop eating

Postby malernee » Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:38 am

(Eating Feces)

General Information
Many dogs develop the unpleasant habit of eating feces. In some animals, it becomes almost compulsive behavior. These pets eat not only their own feces but also those of any other animal.
Several theories have attempted to explain this behavior. Among possible causes are boredom, too much confinement, lack of certain enzymes in the digestive system, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and neuroses.
Coprophagy usually does little harm except transmission of intestinal parasites and fecal bacteria, which may cause tonsillitis or intestinal upset.

Important Points in Treatment

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In some pets, nothing seems to stop this behavior. However, here are a few suggestions to try.
1. Remove the feces from the premises daily. Prevent access to cat litter boxes.
2. Do not confine <animal> to an area where it has bowel movements.
3. Provide regular exercise for <animal>.
4. One or more laboratory stool examinations may be required to rule out hidden causes.
5. Provide <doctor> with an accurate description of <animal>'s current diet, including snacks.

Notify the Doctor if Any of the Following Occur
o <animal>'s stool contains blood.
o <animal>'s bowel movements are abnormal.
o <animal>'s general health changes.

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