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My 4 month old puppy loves to dig for, and eat, bird poop. We keep her on leash most of the time and try to watch for it, but she's getting quick and sneaky about it! She had diarrhea today and I'm wondering if it's because of the bird poop she ate?? Can dogs get serious diseases or illnesses from this? I'm concerned and would rather hear from you folks, rather than go to the internet and get scared of all the crazy information you can find.
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Do try to solve this problem. My friend's full-grown, but miniature, Maltese had a habit of eating Canadian goose poop which was abundant in the yard. He suffered a fairly serious bout of pancreatitis which is serious.

I do hope you are successful in stopping this.

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Yes they can get a couple of things that I can think of ie giardia and leptospirosis. With puppies ,they tend to explore with their mouths a lot more at this age. When out and about you have to keep an eye on them. Pica still is not fully understood, some think it can be boredom related. Here's an article. But watch for the diarrhea . If it continues, I would go for a vet checkup. http://www.aspcabehavior.org/article...rent-Food.aspx

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Do try to solve this problem. My friend's full-grown, but miniature, Maltese had a habit of eating Canadian goose poop which was abundant in the yard. He suffered a fairly serious bout of pancreatitis which is serious.

I do hope you are successful in stopping this.

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Thanks for your reply and encouragement for us to get this under control Shirley. I had a feeling that it was bad for dogs to do this and now I will keep this forefront in my mind. Our lawn is littered with bird poop as we don't like to use any chemicals on it. I think the birds can sense this and enjoy worm hunting in our yard because of it! I hope in time she outgrows this.
Thanks for taking the time to reply!
Have a terrific day!
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Yes they can get a couple of things that I can think of ie giardia and leptospirosis. With puppies ,they tend to explore with their mouths a lot more at this age. When out and about you have to keep an eye on them. Pica still is not fully understood, some think it can be boredom related. Here's an article. But watch for the diarrhea . If it continues, I would go for a vet checkup. http://www.aspcabehavior.org/article...rent-Food.aspx
Thanks for your great information, as always! I appreciate it very much!
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