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I just recently got my new puppy. When I took him to the vet he told me had worms. He has been pooping in his crate and needs a bath because he lays in it. Im afraid he is eating his poop and that kind of defeats the purpose of the treatment. Any suggestions on what I should do!!

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I have no idea. I wounder how long the worm medication works? Tell your baby not to poo in his crate and not to eat it.

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Yeah I tried but he doesn't listen yet. Someone told me to sprinkle some Adobo on his food
It should make his poop taste bitter. Maybe I'll try that or any other suggestions anyone has.
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I don't think him eating his poop with defeat the treatment. I am not sure though….. Someone once told meat tenderizer in their food helps with poop eating. If you decide to try it, please make sure I am correct before ding so.

The fact that he goes potty in his crate means he is going to be very difficult to housebreak. Dogs do not normally go potty where they sleep. Have you tried putting him in a small square x pen? You can line the entire flooring with pee pads. Put his crate in there with the door open. Put water, toys etc. As he uses the pee pads to potty, slowly remove them one by one until you are left with one pee pad he is going on.
Hopefully this will help him from pooping and lying in it. Good luck!





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I heard giving a few pieces of pineapple in their food will help. pineapple juice will also work.


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Yeah, pineapple works on us here too. How long does he stay on the crate. You need to have schedule so you know when he will probably poop so you can let him out before that, example is 10-15mins after the meal. The medication on worms could affect his control on poop too so you need to ask your vet about that.

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Last night I kept him in a pen with wee wee pads and I had it next to me so I can hear him when he got up to poop and I cleaned it up right away. I guess till hes off the medicine I need to continue just to make sure he doesnt eat it. It gives him diarrhea. Will start the crate training again once it clears up and his poop returns to normal. The vet called me with the results of his poop and it wasnt worms its giardia. Has anyone had any experience with this? The vet says its nothing serious and will clear up.

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Follow the directions of your vet on that issue - but you also need to know that the more you are "aware" of what he is doing at all times, the easier it will be to potty train him. Potty training and crate training need to go hand and hand with each other. Check out "housetraining for Dummies" - it has lots of good ideas.

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I think giardia is a big deal! It's highly contagious and I believe you have to really clean up house and yard. I think it's a parasite....





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It is a parasite. I thought it was a big deal too. I just picked up my puppy on Monday and took him to the vet on Tuesday for an exam and of course they asked for a stool sample. Well by Wednesday afternoon they called me and told me it was giardia. I called the breeder to tell her and we kind of had it out on the phone. I have two children home and when I read up on giardia it did say it was contagious. Have been cleaning my house constantly with lysol and bleach. I knew a puppy was going to be work, but when your paying this much money for a pet you expect that they are healthy when you first bring them home. She did tell me we have 10 days to return him. Very confused dont know what to do.
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