Poop Eating (coprophagia) Is your dog eating their own stools or your Cats stools. – 298Code: AN298-0W
- Assists digestion of nutrition using homeopathy.
- For chronic illness or elderly pets.
- This behavior is caused from “Chronic Pancreas Issues”. *See AN072 Set.
- Approx. 2,000 drops in 100ml Bottle
- Shelf life Several Years
1. HAMPL Digest Aid-Flora 163 100ml
2. ReMyte – Minerals drops 30ml
A dog may “eat stools” to correct missing “Digestive Enzymes” – deficiencies” which often can be a sign of having “chronic Pancreatitis” (See more info AN072)
Many dogs start eating poop because their bodies are prodding them to correct an insufficiency or imbalance in the digestive process. Perhaps the pancreas isnt producing enough insulin or other enzymes, for example, or maybe the balance of good-to-bad gut bacteria is out of whack. Dogs dont eat poop because they think its yummy, but rather because their bodies are urging them to ingest something present in the feces — something that may be missing from their diet.
It appears often, coprophagia is more prevalent in dogs fed kibble, which is a biologically inappropriate diet that can create a chronic digestive enzyme deficiency. Since the feces of other animals are a good source of digestive enzymes, dogs with a deficiency will sometimes ingest enzyme-rich poop.
In fact, rabbit poop is a very rich source of not only enzymes but also B vitamins, which is why many dogs, given the opportunity, will happily scarf up rabbit droppings.
Most poop-eating dogs limit themselves to fresh feces (less than two days old), probably because in addition to digestive enzymes, it also contains the high levels of microbes necessary to regenerate beneficial bacteria in the gut.
Other Species Also Eat Feces
If your canine companion partakes of the occasional poop snack, it might make you feel better to know hes got plenty of company. Many species eat feces, including mice and the capybara, the largest rodent in the world. Guinea pigs also indulge and are good examples of domesticated animals that may eat poop to stay healthy, not because theyre sick. If you happen to have a guinea pig and havent noticed the behavior, its probably because the little guys are very quick.
Coprophagia in Dogs
Some dogs, especially those in kennel situations, may eat poop because theyre feeling anxious or stressed. Research also suggests dogs who are punished for inappropriate elimination can convince themselves pooping itself is bad, so they hide the evidence by eating it. Coprophagia is also a problem in puppy breeding (backyard mill dogs). Puppies who go hungry, are weaned too soon, have to fight with others for food or are forced to sit for weeks in a small crate with no physical or mental stimulation, are at high risk of becoming habitual stool eaters. Coprophagia can also be a learned behavior. Older dogs can actually role model poop-eating behavior for younger dogs in the household.
Feeding a nutritionally balanced diet containing human-grade (preferably unprocessed) protein and supplement with probiotics and digestive enzymes to help curb your dogs urge to find less appetizing sources of free enzymes around the yard or in the litterbox.
Plus see AN072 Pancreas Set if you have a dog that has digestive issues as well.
- Feed Diced (cubed) Tinned Pineapple – hand feed twice a day. Or if dosent eat if hand feed, add to meals.
~ Vitamin B1 (thiamin) 100 mg, 100 Veggie Cap
Open one capsule and add the powder to meals. Always add a capsule of the powder to every solid meal given.
Add a pinch for Toy dogs or cats.
~ Trypsin enzyme. (which is found in some good digestive enzyme supplements) e.g Irwin Naturals, Inflamma-Less, 80 Liquid Soft-Gels
Through a report from a veterinarian observation about 70% of patients he found cannot digest food properly. One classic sign of a trypsin deficiency is an animal eating its own stool. This is overlooked in many vet practices. Testing the stools for trypsin enzyme deficiencies is recommended. Trypsin is a major pancreatic digestive enzyme that contributes to the breakdown of protein, fats, and carbohydrates.
The causes of trypsin deficiency are basically two-fold:
- Genetic – the problem is a hormonal-immune disorder due to contemporary breeding practices – crossbreeds also.
- Acquired – Viral and bacterial infection, or an insult to the pancreas, can affect trypsin production. The aging process also slows down the pancreas and often interferes with enzyme activity.
~ Biotin e.g. Now Foods, Biotin, 5,000 mcg, 120 Veg Capsules
Adding Biotin vitamin to daily meals can prevent stool eating (and also help treat digestive tract, liver, and kidneys)
Biotin is part of the B complex group, just open a capsule and add the powder to meals. Twice a day.
How does it work?
Biotin is an important component of enzymes in the body that break down certain substances like fats, carbohydrates, and others. biotin is sometimes used for hepatitis, brittle nails, neuropathy, and other conditions. Biotin plays a key role in the body. It supports the health of the skin, nerves, digestive tract, metabolism, and cells. One small study suggested that biotin and other micronutrients helped treat peripheral neuropathy, nerve pain in the extremities that can result from kidney failure or diabetes.
Can get this supplement from iherb.com
Example: Use a little Organic Apple Cider Vinegar ” (not white vinegar) – to every meal given.
Toy dogs, small dog: 10 drops,
Med dog: 1 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons
large dog: 1 tablespoon.
Can also stir in a tablespoon or more to water bowl or farm trough.
- Try feed diced Tinned Pineapple – hand feed pieces twice a day.
Restore Gut flora
Probiotic need to given for a min of 2 months to help restore gut flora FULLY… after past or current antibiotic drugs.
Good for those dogs or puppies that are depleted nutritionally and thin and malnutrition gut issues.
Adding to goats milk or coconut milk – the second best option is food.
Infection Inflammation 11-2 Mix *Herbal antibiotic and pain relief
As animal age, the production of these enzymes often slows down.
Deficiencies can also be genetically related, and symptoms will show up among puppies. Common signs of deficiencies are voluminous stools, often with indigested fat clearly visible, animals that eat their own faeces, and animals that are overtly underweight despite big appetites.
Protease – is the enzyme that breaks down protein.
Amylase – works on carbohydrates.
Lipase – is the fat-breaking enzyme.
Non-Drug Prescription Set of 2 Naturopathics for all species and ages
1. HAMPL Digest Aid-Flora 163 100ml (3.4oz) (298-1)
Lactobacilli Acid nosode (Dilution: 200C)
Bifida nosode (Dilution: 200C)
Colostrum nosode (Dilution: 200C)
Alfalfa (Dilution: 12X, 200C)
E.F.As nosode (Dilution: 200C)
Sulphur (Dilution: 200C)
Glyerinum (Dilution: 500C) (aids better absorption of nutrition)
Leaky Gut nosode (Dilution: 30X)
Bioplasma – Tissue salts (health tonic)
Four types of enzymes (Dilution: 200C)
HAMPL Flora Restore 122 formula.
HAMPL Acute Pancreas 72-2 formula
HAMPL Reflux 343 formula
small and large intestines meridian
peyers patches ( All Diltution: 30C)
in 20% USP alc. in purified water.
2. Minerals Drops (ReMyte) 30ml liquid
Replenish mineral deficiencies in the body. Drops added to meals.
General Dosing and Instructions Guide
For all species, size, and ages.
(a) “HOMEOPATHICS”are sold in either a clear liquid or tiny white pills or granules – both have no odour or taste)
Easy “application dosing” for all species:
- Homeopathic DROPS (clear liquid) DRIP or APPLY 3 to 4 drops, pat into fur/skin with bottom of bottle. i.e. back of shoulder blades (not orally) which is regarded as one dose for all size species and ages. Note: Liquid homeopathics are more suited for feline, toy dog, fish, birds and other small species
- Homeopathic PILLS (white pills) crush a pill (or whole) and add to gum/pouch of mouth to dissolve in saliva. Does not need to swallow it.
- Homeopathic GRANULES (white grain) and a small light sprinkle or a pinch to meals, or stir into water trough or bowl.
Casual repeat dosing can add to water bowl or feed dish or water trough for wildlife or farm animals.
Refer to Bottle Label for suggested frequencies repeat dosing needed per day.
the rule is one must “repeat a dose” more frequently with less time in between each application dose, which is more important than the amount given each time. Repeat application will provide
(b) “HERBAL MEDICINES ” (brown liquid – strong odour & tasting)
”Application dosing” for all species and sizes:
Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat : add herbal drops (as recommended on bottle label) to some (unsweetened apple sauce or apple juice) for canines and oral syringe side of mouth. Can add other vitamins (crushed) Alkaline green powders etc. to mix.
Refer to Bottle Label for amount of drops per species size. e.g 60 drops = 1 teaspoon
What I do for example: If I was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to a small bowl add some boiled water (about a teaspoon) to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
Giving vitamins and supplements (tablets or powders) Note: always crush tablet before adding to food or liquid mix.
Felines or small animals: make up 1 cup of mixture, adding approx. a pinch of some type of Green powder (alkaline powder) or Chlorella powder (cleansing of toxins) or 1/4 Teaspoons of Slippery elm powder (to mask the taste) with 1 teaspoon of herbs if you are having to also give herbal medicines (i.e. brown liquid)
Med to large animals: add twice to three times the amount.
DOSING: Feline or small animal: using an oral syringe draw up 1ml and gently small sips. Or add a teaspoon to meals if they don’t mind eating it with meals (mix well into food) Do not put in Fridge. Room temp is best as too cold is dislike by felines.
DOSING: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat: try mixing well into food and hand piece before feeding main meals. Or dose same as suggested for felines, but add three times as much herbal medicines and vitamins to 1/2 cup of water or (unsweetened) apple sauce or apple juice.
What I do for example: If i was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to 1/2 cup of boiled hot water to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …. smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
Slippery Elm Powder
If needing to add or use Slippery Elm powder
FOR CONDITIONS like …. diarrhea, stomach ulcers, or sore inflamed mouth or mouth ulcers, constipation, or IBS (i.e. colitis), plus it can also been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids.
CONVALESCING ..can been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids or not eating very well.
~ Add a small amount of powder to the mix to enough to make a runny liquid mix, if you put too much of the powder it will become thick and gluggy, if this happens you will need to add more liquid to it. Can add crushed vitamins and herbal medicines to this as well. OPTIONS: Oral dose in syringe or add to meals three times a day or more to maintain normal health again, then can stop or reduce frequencies.
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