Puppy eats kitty litter

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Puppy eats kitty litter

Post by Morgan Le F » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00



I have a 19 -20 week old puppy, all of about 10 pounds of chow/terrier
mix. About a week and a half ago we acquired a cat, a stray that came
up to us and started playing with Belle as I was walking her. They get
along well, I just need to work on teaching Belle not to play too
rough and when enough is enough... (Magick is a good cat, I am
surprised that he hasn't split Belle's nose open yet, though often the
black fur (both are black furred babies) flies at times.

Anyhow, Belle has started eating the kitty litter out of the litter
box, and gods only know what else! <BLEAH> Normally I would say it's
pica, give her a good vitamin supplement and she'll be fine, but she
eats high quality dog food and I have been giving her vitamin
supplements since the day I got her! Caught her in the act today and
held her by the scruff (which I can do since she's so little) in front
of the litter box and told her sternly, "You see that? *Bad!* That is
not for you," and she tucked tail and went and hid in the laundry
room, which has become her room. Any suggestions other than this? Any
help would be appreciated.

 
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Puppy eats kitty litter

Post by Thomas J. Kresg » Thu, 28 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have a 19 -20 week old puppy, all of about 10 pounds of chow/terrier
> mix. About a week and a half ago we acquired a cat, a stray that came
> up to us and started playing with Belle as I was walking her. They get
> along well, I just need to work on teaching Belle not to play too
> rough and when enough is enough... (Magick is a good cat, I am
> surprised that he hasn't split Belle's nose open yet, though often the
> black fur (both are black furred babies) flies at times.

> Anyhow, Belle has started eating the kitty litter out of the litter
> box, and gods only know what else! <BLEAH> Normally I would say it's
> pica, give her a good vitamin supplement and she'll be fine, but she
> eats high quality dog food and I have been giving her vitamin
> supplements since the day I got her! Caught her in the act today and
> held her by the scruff (which I can do since she's so little) in front
> of the litter box and told her sternly, "You see that? *Bad!* That is
> not for you," and she tucked tail and went and hid in the laundry
> room, which has become her room. Any suggestions other than this? Any
> help would be appreciated.

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My GSD does the same disgusting thing..until now that is.  I saw a TV
program on correcting unwanted behaviors..mostly table beggars but you
can apply this technique to just about anything.

Take a coke can and fill it with some loose change, tape the opening
closed.  Now..the trick is to catch the dog in the act (a must) when he
sticks his little head in there to get a treat you shake vigorously and
firmly say no! 1-3 times is all you need.  If that fails, which I doubt
it will, face the opening of the litter box hood (if you don't have one,
get one) towards the wall with about 3 inches of space between.  Your
cat will get in, your dog won't. Good luck!

 
 
 

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Post by April Qui » Thu, 28 Nov 1996 04:00:00



: Anyhow, Belle has started eating the kitty litter out of the litter
: box, and gods only know what else! <BLEAH> Normally I would say it's
: pica, give her a good vitamin supplement and she'll be fine, but she
: eats high quality dog food and I have been giving her vitamin
: supplements since the day I got her! Caught her in the act today and
: held her by the scruff (which I can do since she's so little) in front
: of the litter box and told her sternly, "You see that? *Bad!* That is
: not for you," and she tucked tail and went and hid in the laundry
: room, which has become her room. Any suggestions other than this? Any
: help would be appreciated.

As digusting as it is, dogs like cat poop. I've never had a dog that
didn't eat it at least to some extent. I've heard it has to do with the
undigested protein. Whatever, most people I know with dogs and cats just
keep the cat box somewhere the dog can't get to it. One friend of mine
put a hole in the door of the room where she keeps the cat box - big
enough for the cat, but too small for the dog to get through. I keep
a baby gate across the door of the bathroom the cat box is in. Other
people I know build a box around the cat box, with a hole big enough
for the cat but too small for the dog.

The worst part is, I can keep my cat's box away from my dogs, but then
the dogs just go outside and "clean up" after the neighbors' cats that
use my yard as a toilet.

April with Levi and Caper, the Border Collie Hurricanes

 
 
 

Puppy eats kitty litter

Post by terri_mcaule » Tue, 03 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have a 19 -20 week old puppy, all of about 10 pounds of chow/terrier
> mix. About a week and a half ago we acquired a cat, a stray that came
> up to us and started playing with Belle as I was walking her. They get
> along well, I just need to work on teaching Belle not to play too
> rough and when enough is enough... (Magick is a good cat, I am
> surprised that he hasn't split Belle's nose open yet, though often the
> black fur (both are black furred babies) flies at times.

> Anyhow, Belle has started eating the kitty litter out of the litter
> box, and gods only know what else! <BLEAH> Normally I would say it's
> pica, give her a good vitamin supplement and she'll be fine, but she
> eats high quality dog food and I have been giving her vitamin
> supplements since the day I got her! Caught her in the act today and
> held her by the scruff (which I can do since she's so little) in front
> of the litter box and told her sternly, "You see that? *Bad!* That is
> not for you," and she tucked tail and went and hid in the laundry
> room, which has become her room. Any suggestions other than this? Any
> help would be appreciated.

>  
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>      _.|o o  |_   ) )  
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>    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        Bring back freedom of speech
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Medical alert alert!!!!!!

my dog that got into cat litter. The find powders today are the worst
offenders. They expand to eliminate moisture, causing a long slow
blockage in the intestines. Fortunatley th vet was able to naturally
work the stuff out through barium flushing, but it was a long painful
thing for my dog. So be careful of this habit..
Terri
 
 
 

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Post by Your Name He » Tue, 03 Dec 1996 04:00:00


I caught Pawley eating the litter the other day and put up a baby gate to the
room.  That way the cats can jump over and in, but Pawley is not tall enough
to get over the gate.

Great investment.  Only $10.00 and a lot of piece of mind.  I use the gate at times
to keep her in the room I'm in to keep an eye on her.

Phala
Pawley (the ACS)
Leo (the c*t)
Dusty (the c*t who is the boss)

 
 
 

Puppy eats kitty litter

Post by Womb » Tue, 03 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> > I have a 19 -20 week old puppy, all of about 10 pounds of chow/terrier
> > mix. About a week and a half ago we acquired a cat, a stray that came
> > up to us and started playing with Belle as I was walking her. They get
> > along well, I just need to work on teaching Belle not to play too
> > rough and when enough is enough... (Magick is a good cat, I am
> > surprised that he hasn't split Belle's nose open yet, though often the
> > black fur (both are black furred babies) flies at times.

> > Anyhow, Belle has started eating the kitty litter out of the litter
> > box, and gods only know what else! <BLEAH> Normally I would say it's
> > pica, give her a good vitamin supplement and she'll be fine, but she
> > eats high quality dog food and I have been giving her vitamin
> > supplements since the day I got her! Caught her in the act today and
> > held her by the scruff (which I can do since she's so little) in front
> > of the litter box and told her sternly, "You see that? *Bad!* That is
> > not for you," and she tucked tail and went and hid in the laundry
> > room, which has become her room. Any suggestions other than this? Any
> > help would be appreciated.

> >  
> >        |\__/,|   (`\    
> >      _.|o o  |_   ) )  
> >   ---(((----(((---------
> >    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        Bring back freedom of speech
> >    ~  Morgan Le Fey  ~               on the Internet.

> >    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  
> >  
> Medical alert alert!!!!!!

> my dog that got into cat litter. The find powders today are the worst
> offenders. They expand to eliminate moisture, causing a long slow
> blockage in the intestines. Fortunatley th vet was able to naturally
> work the stuff out through barium flushing, but it was a long painful
> thing for my dog. So be careful of this habit..
> Terri

Well what we have done if put it in a room with only one entrance and
put a puppy gate across the the three girls can't get in to sample the
litter.  We also used to have guinea pigs and in the the case the gate
comes down the pan is in the pan of the guinea pig cage with the wire
part of the cage clipped on...the big problem was having to leave the
top flipped open because it is in the way but "oh well".  A lot of dogs
suffer from this problem...probably that lovely aroma that attracts
them.
No matter what you decide to do...remember to put the pan in such a
place, way, or even pan design so the dog can't get to it.
 
 
 

Puppy eats kitty litter

Post by j1b.. » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Get a BOODA box litter box.  It has a complete hood (not just a top with a
front opening), and the cat has to climb under, and then up, into the box.
 I have had one for the past 15 years, with dogs who LOVE that gourmet
cat-poop taste, and have never had a dog, of any size, be able to get to
the litter.  Bonuses of the box are:  charcoal filter making it virtually
odor free, nice high top, cat has plenty of interior space (and one of my
cats is an 18 pounder), no scattered cat litter.  They run about $20-$25.
but are a really worthwhile investment - wouldn't live with a cat without
one!

Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"

 
 
 

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Post by webbwe.. » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00


As a matter of fack, don't use clumping cat litter at all. Bad for the
cats, too -- for the samae intestinal reasons -- and especially bad for
kittens.
Jane Webb
Muddy and Moon
and Mandolin the Cat (old-fashioned in her ways)