Eating kitty litter

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Eating kitty litter

Post by BMjabb » Mon, 27 Jan 1997 04:00:00



I read about dogs eating kitty litter.  Does anyone know reason they do
this?
I will be getting a poodle and have a cat.....Hopefully, this problem will
not occur.

 
 
 

Eating kitty litter

Post by JMagee » Tue, 28 Jan 1997 04:00:00


We have a major problem with this.  Any help with keeping dogs from eating
kitty litter would be appreciated.  

 
 
 

Eating kitty litter

Post by kim » Tue, 28 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> We have a major problem with this.  Any help with keeping dogs from eating
> kitty litter would be appreciated.

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I have gotten around this problem easily. We put a pet door into the
area of our house with the littler box. Our dogs are too large to fit
through the door, but the cat can come and go as he pleases.
It works rather well since it is in a spare bathroom that we rarely
use. All I have to do to keep it clean between litter changes is
just scoop the poop (that's what my dogs seem to be interested in...)
into the toilet.

Don't know what I'd do with a smaller dog, though :(
Maybe someone else could help you there.

Kim

 
 
 

Eating kitty litter

Post by Rob Berke » Tue, 28 Jan 1997 04:00:00


* Crossposted in INTERNET_EMAIL.307


litter".

 > I read about dogs eating kitty litter.  Does anyone know reason they
 > do this?
 > I will be getting a poodle and have a cat.....Hopefully, this problem
 > will not occur.

Well, do I have bad news for you <grin>. Most dogs do that or at least will
try it. We have 2 dogs... both were doing it when they were younger... and
the youngest one (10 months old) is still doing it when you are not
looking... ;-)

The reason why they do it? Like it or not... they just like it (cat-food is
very rich of protein and so is their litter. Dogs just like it, but it is not
a shortage of protein).

Cheers,
Joke & Rob.

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Eating kitty litter

Post by terri_mcaule » Fri, 31 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I read about dogs eating kitty litter.  Does anyone know reason they do
> this?
> I will be getting a poodle and have a cat.....Hopefully, this problem will
> not occur.

Be sure you keep the dog away from the litter box.If enough
litter is ingested along with the cat feces, you dog can obtain a
blockage.
Terri
 
 
 

Eating kitty litter

Post by Jaym » Fri, 31 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> I read about dogs eating kitty litter.  Does anyone know reason they do
> this?
> I will be getting a poodle and have a cat.....Hopefully, this problem will
> not occur.

First of all I'm sure you know that it's not the litter that they're
eating, it's tha "Almond Roca" :) We thought that having covered
litterboxes would stop our dogs but after seeing them with their heads
inside the boxes, we knew it wasn't working. The dogs are big enough so
that turning the box opening to face the wall prevents them from getting
their heads in. The boxes are in corners with one side against the wall
and the opening about 8-10" from the adjoining wall. Good luck! Gross
habit, especially if your dog wants to give you kisses..ick!

Jayme
Proudly owned by: Amber, Mittsy, Nikki, Sneakers, Sabrina, and Sylvia

 
 
 

Eating kitty litter

Post by unkn.. » Mon, 03 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


> > We have a major problem with this.  Any help with keeping dogs from eating
> > kitty litter would be appreciated.
> =============================================

> I have gotten around this problem easily. We put a pet door into the
> area of our house with the littler box. Our dogs are too large to fit
> through the door, but the cat can come and go as he pleases.
> It works rather well since it is in a spare bathroom that we rarely
> use. All I have to do to keep it clean between litter changes is
> just scoop the poop (that's what my dogs seem to be interested in...)
> into the toilet.

> Don't know what I'd do with a smaller dog, though :(
> Maybe someone else could help you there.

> Kim

i have two chihuahuas. they always go for it at any chance. i placed the
litter box in an unused closet and then placed a small container in
front of it. they can very easily jump it but don't.
 
 
 

Eating kitty litter

Post by terri_mcaule » Fri, 07 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> * Crossposted in INTERNET_EMAIL.307


> litter".

>  > I read about dogs eating kitty litter.  Does anyone know reason they
>  > do this?
>  > I will be getting a poodle and have a cat.....Hopefully, this problem
>  > will not occur.

> Well, do I have bad news for you <grin>. Most dogs do that or at least will
> try it. We have 2 dogs... both were doing it when they were younger... and
> the youngest one (10 months old) is still doing it when you are not
> looking... ;-)

> The reason why they do it? Like it or not... they just like it (cat-food is
> very rich of protein and so is their litter. Dogs just like it, but it is not
> a shortage of protein).

> Cheers,
> Joke & Rob.

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One other thing more important, the litter can cause a blockage in
your dog.Find a way to keep it covered and or away from your dog.
Terri