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eating deer poop

My little Henry is 5 months old and seems to love to eat deer poop he finds in our yard. Other than being kind of disgusting, should I be worried about this?
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Smarty has been eating deer and rabbit poop for over 2 years, no health worries that I know of. Galen now has the taste for it.

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Riley loves to eat rabbit and deer poop. He acts like it is a delicacy. He hasn't had any ill effects from it. Last time he went to the vet and had a stool sample analyzed, they told me that he had a virus from rabbit poop, but the virus did not affect dogs.

I have been working with him on the "leave it" command and he is responding pretty well. I started by telling him to leave it and then rewarding him with a piece of cheese. Now he will just follow the command if I catch him before he gets too close.

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Other than being kind of disgusting, should I be worried about this?

Hahahaha, yeah, just kinda disgusting.. lol
I hate when Beamer goes for the rabbit poop... ughhh

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Loki likes to roll in interesting substances. He took a real liking to this one area of the yard. I got down on my hands and knees, spread my fingers into the grass to see what drew him to this particular area. Up come my fingers covered in brown "stuff". Either deer or rabbit poo. He smells his rolling areas an awful lot but I have yet to see him try to eat it.

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Nancy - Gryff does this too. It is vile, but it's not uncommon. He will eat and roll in anything that stinks! Get used to lots of baths.

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Todd eats deer and rabbit poop whenever he gets the chance..it grosses me out but he hasn't had any health issues because of it.
I guess that they could get parasites from animal poop but Todd's on Revolution and it should kill any worms that he may get.

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I would be careful. They can get parasites such as coccidia from eating poop

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What does this poop look like? I have never seen deer poop! But, I am sure Dexter has found some and eaten it.



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What does this poop look like? I have never seen deer poop! But, I am sure Dexter has found some and eaten it.
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