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Can’t believe that beautiful face loves her own poop, disgusting. She can actually spin and catch it before it hits the ground🏼 Thought she got over it, but has started it again. Any suggestions?
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The reach of the Havanese puppy is amazing, isn't it? Mine did this too when I got him from the breeder at 9 months. While I am not sure what worked, I did 2 things-
1. get some Forbid from the vet. You don't have to take her in. They sell it at my vet's, about $3. for a packet. You add it to food.
2. mine came with tapeworm, undectected in 2 stool tests. I saw it in the poop when I cleaned it up. Treated the tapeworm.

I also changed his food. After 2 weeks, it was over.
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The reach of the Havanese puppy is amazing, isn't it? Mine did this too when I got him from the breeder at 9 months. While I am not sure what worked, I did 2 things-
1. get some Forbid from the vet. You don't have to take her in. They sell it at my vet's, about $3. for a packet. You add it to food.
2. mine came with tapeworm, undectected in 2 stool tests. I saw it in the poop when I cleaned it up. Treated the tapeworm.

I also changed his food. After 2 weeks, it was over.
Wow! Thank you for your reply. Forbid was the first thing we tried and it didnít work. We are at the point of changing her food now. Any suggestions? I will also ask the vet to check her stool. Havenít ever seen anything but you never know. Since it wasnít detected in your pup right away, we have to try that. She had Giardia but was successfully treated for that. Will call my vet today!
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When he was eating poop, he was still on puppy food at 9 months. It was Earthborn Holistic(what the breeder fed him. He was also pooping 9 times a day.
My vet said that he could go to adult food. First try was Victor Dog and Puppy.
Second try was Victor Yukon River. He loves it and has been eating it now for 2 years. Looses his mind for the thought of a kernel or 2.

The tapeworm was a surprise since he had 2 fecal tests in a week and did not have fleas that were visible. In Florida, you have to get a Health certificate when you sell a dog. I think it has to be within a week of the sale? The breeder had the health certificate done maybe 4 days before I got him(with a fecal test). She brought him to my house because she wanted to inspect it. He was freshly bathed and did not appear to have fleas. He started the poop eating before she left. Took him to my vet to get checked out after 2 days. They did another fecal that again was negative. A day or 2 later, I could see tapeworm in the poop I cleaned up.
My vet says that tapeworm is not a worm that they usually detect in a fecal. He probably picked it up at the breeders. I know she used litter boxes and his appetite probably started there. Hard to control when you have 10 or more dogs. Someone is always pooping!
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Youíve been such a help!

Is it the Victor Yukon River Canine? Looks like a great food. You have given me hope! Thank you so much😊. Will let you know how it goes.
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Yes, that's the one. Victor stands behind all of their foods so if she doesn't like it, you can get your money . I order a few bags (5lb) from Chewy for free shipping or can get it locally at the same price.
I really like Victor. Their people are very helpful on the phone if you have questions. While I was looking for a puppy, I talked to many top breeders of Havanese and Bichon Frise that feed Victor. I was concerned about recalls etc. and was impressed with what I heard about a brand I'd never heard of before.
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Victor it is

I will be purchasing some tomorrow. Youíve been wonderful and so helpful. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. Iíve always had large breeds in the past and this is a whole different world. Even with all the ďchallengesĒ, I would get another Havanese tomorrow. In fact, my husband is worried that I will lol. This one hasnít even finished all her obedience training yet! Since CC is all white and we live in the mountains, she gets more baths than darker or mixed colors. I would love to get an all black male, down the road. Again, thank you for your help. Canít wait to change her food😊
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I hope something helps. Let us know how the new food goes. And if the youngster stops her poop eating! I was so disgusted with it, never encountered it before with my 4 previous dogs.
Your little gal is beautiful! I really did not want a black dog but that was the way it worked out. I've always had white dogs(Bichon Frise) so it was a change but I think Shadow is beautiful now. He always looks clean but it is hard to find ticks & fleas on him. And they are hard to photograph. The Havanese are little characters, that is for sure.
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Good luck breaking your girl's habit! What is her name? Can you post some photos?

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Willow is going on 6 years and still eats her poop. Only eats it when it's fresh and warm



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