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post #11 of 12 Old 04-16-2019, 10:32 AM
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Yep, a Dog thing, and a _real treat_ judging from their ecstatic doggy expressions. Mine all coprophagate, and while they prefer herbivore poop, they will assuredly sample carnivore droppings. (Altho I don't recall ever seeing a dog try dog-doodys; probably I have a mental block in place.)

As it turns out, Equine poop is one of the more benign dog fetishes; Elk-sh*t is far worse, and Sheep or Goat . . . we won't even go there. And dead fish . . . Erp . . . :-P

Fortunately my K9s don't tend to regurgitate, but it _is_ unpleasant to have to share the living room with a pack who are still green from visiting the poop pile, and finding some fresh product there. And again, fresh Elk is nearly unbearable, and invariably results in eviction until the stink wears off. Gimme Skunk any day.
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post #12 of 12 Old 04-16-2019, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by george the mule View Post
Yep, a Dog thing, and a _real treat_ judging from their ecstatic doggy expressions. . .
As it turns out, Equine poop is one of the more benign dog fetishes; Elk-sh*t is far worse, and Sheep or Goat . . . we won't even go there. And dead fish . . . Erp . . .
Definitely on-board with equine (and llama!) poop being relatively benign on a dog scale of things (though that doesn't make me like to watch him eat it, or be happy when he carries a frozen lump into the house!).

Our lab mix has a skill for finding dead things - usually just gross, but nearly fatal when he found the remnants of a (fisher-killed?) porcupine. My husband didn't realize what that long thin dark thing the dog was carrying around the yard was for quite a while - with the belly slit open & innards gone it looked more like a weasel shape, though the wrong color for winter - but when he did realize & took it away from him, we thought we were just dealing with a few quills in the nose and mouth.

Then a couple hours later - 5pm on a Saturday, of course - he barfed up quills and we realized he'd eaten part of it. It ended up costing us a 2-hour (each way) drive to the emergency clinic, overnight motel, and $2500 for the emergency visit & endoscopy.

Takeaway: don't sweat the poop.
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