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ahhhh, I feel your pain...Cash was/is a poo eater. And I tried everything!!!
deter, forbid, pineapple, pumpkin, prozyme, adolphs meat tenderizer (it's the papaya (papain)in there that makes it work like the pineapple) ... Kimberly is right the more you say NO, the faster and sneakier they get. Pineapple worked the best. But the best thing is controlling scooter's output and being there to pick it up. The thing that seems to be working the best for us was altering his diet to add more protein. Some feel they do it because of a nutritional deficiency. Knock on wood, I have not seen him partake in quite a while. But it has been trial and error with diet. I had been feeding him like I feed Jasper who does better with more carbs. But Cash seems to be an all meat kinda Hav and giving him more protein seems to have cleared up this little problem.
Some people have had great success with the deter or forbid or pineapple so it is worth a try. I've said it before and I will say it again, I never in a million years thought I could love a poo eater. But I love him to pieces... Luckily he is not a licker, more of a cuddler. I did finally find something that grossed me out more than this nasty habit and that was waking up to a tick crawling on DH. Ewwwwww.
Good luck, keep us posted.
Missy, Jasper & Cash