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I have had BEnji outside as much as possible during the warm weather. In my yard, he is finding.... rabbit poo pellets. AND EATING THEM like they were the most delectable treat he's ever found. WHAT TO DO? Am I risking Lepto or some other dreadful ailment? I think there's too much of it to try to clean up/remove all. I could keep him confined to the playpen I suppose..
Has anyone else had to deal with this, or is Benji unique in this regard?
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Mine like to eat goose poo like it's pâté. I just get disgusted with him and lead him away from it.
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sigh... welcome to the club of disgusting habits. Oh the shame...

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Ginger goes for it too. She also likes bird droppings. She runs to and stops at every white mark on the asphalt, even if it's paint. Oh what's a Havanese owner to do?


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Hahaha and eewww... Guess he's not the only one
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I have had BEnji outside as much as possible during the warm weather. In my yard, he is finding.... rabbit poo pellets. AND EATING THEM like they were the most delectable treat he's ever found. WHAT TO DO? Am I risking Lepto or some other dreadful ailment? I think there's too much of it to try to clean up/remove all. I could keep him confined to the playpen I suppose..
Has anyone else had to deal with this, or is Benji unique in this regard?
My dogs always ate rabbit droppings in the yard and enjoyed them as though they were a delicacy. It never seemed to hurt them. When Bailey indulged too much, he would vomit, but other than that had no ill effects. They also loved to lick the seagull droppings on the beach on the wet sand at low tide. What crazy dogs, but you gotta love them!


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A very good friend of mine, won't let her husband and son have a dog. so I used to visit frequently with my dogs. Till they got 2 bunnies, which they let run all around the backyards for all hours of the day.

My guys think it's a delicious snack, and take the time to snarf all they can.

I don't visit my good friend with my dogs anymore.
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We don't have rabbit poo but Manny eats any and everything he can find on the ground. Today I got the bright idea to carry the bitter apple outside with me when we went on our walk. I sprayed his favorite first stop, a flower bed at the end of my steps before he could jump into it for a mouthful of mulch. It worked! I'm going to try to take it outside with me from now on and see if it'll stop his need for outside treats. I know I can't spray everything but if I can get it on a few tempting "treats" before he can get them in his mouth hopefully it'll stop his need to eat everything on the ground. It only took two days to stop his obsession with eating magazines.
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My Rosie loves rabbit poo and I was worried about lepto also. I did some research on lepto and its carriers. Lepto carriers are mainly members of the rodent family. Rabbits are not members of the rodent family, and are actually in the same family as horses. So rabbits do not carry Lepto.
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My Rosie loves rabbit poo and I was worried about lepto also. I did some research on lepto and its carriers. Lepto carriers are mainly members of the rodent family. Rabbits are not members of the rodent family, and are actually in the same family as horses. So rabbits do not carry Lepto.
Well, not quite. Horses are in the family Equidae and Rabbits are in the family Leporidae. They are not in the same family. But you are right, rabbits are NOT rodents, which are in a third family, Rodentia.

The only CLOSE relatives that rabbits have are hares and pikas. But it is true that rabbits are MORE closely (though DISTANTLY) related to horses than they are to rodents.

… And yes, rodents are the main carriers of Lepto.


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