Dogs eating goat berries

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Dorit, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Dorit

    Dorit New Member

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    Occasionally my dogs eat goat poop, can this hurt them? I am worried about worms.
     
  2. emeraldcowgirl

    emeraldcowgirl New Member

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    My dogs love goat poop. Not sure why, I imagine it tastes like hay. I try to keep them away while I clean up but sometimes they sneak past me and gobble up some poo. YUCK!
     

  3. skeeter

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    It helps give your dogs probiotics for their stomachs. Mine all sit in a line waiting for hoof trimmings too.
     
  4. Ashley

    Ashley New Member

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    No it won't give them worms except for perhaps tapes.. My dog grew up on horse, chicken and goat poop. Goodness, she'd take HUGE bites and just wolf down that horse poop!
     
  5. MF-Alpines

    MF-Alpines New Member

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    They eat so much poop and are getting so fat that we cut down their dog food ration to 1 cup, 1x/day. :rofl
     
  6. Dorit

    Dorit New Member

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    thank you all, one less thing for this newbie to worry about.
     
  7. Ashley

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    Our chickens eat hoof trimmings too.
     
  8. dragonlair

    dragonlair New Member

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    My dogs think horse, goat and chicken poo are treats! Yum-yum!
     
  9. Lynn_Theesfeld

    Lynn_Theesfeld New Member

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    lol yea like the above have said it's normal :) I don't do anything but take in a fecal every 6 months or so, usually longer to see how the dogs are looking..................I am wanting to try to do my own, but haven't gotten the courage to put my nose that close to it yet :\
     
  10. goatkid

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    My dogs have always eaten goat berries as well as helping themselves to a meal from the cat box. They have never had any health issues from doing this, though it seems gross to me. My friend's dog not only eats hoof trimmings, but horn buds as well when she's disbudding kids.
     
  11. MF-Alpines

    MF-Alpines New Member

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    And in winter................poopsickles!
     
  12. Dorit

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    You all are so funny, I love that I found this forum. Thank you Vicki
     
  13. Ashley

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    My 18 yr old dog hasn't been wormed since she was maybe 3? At this point I'm afraid to even look at her too hard. She ate calf poop like it was goin out of style back in the day. She also went through this cat poo eating phase years ago, to the point of standing behind the cat waiting for delivery. :ick
     
  14. doublebowgoats

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    Perfectly normal, disgusting dog behavior! LOL We had one dog that thought chickens were candy dispensers!
    My english shepherd eats whatever the goats eat also. From acorns to oats to loose minerals.