Almost a year later, my dogs are still eating poop. Some times it’s been better than others — but it got to the point that I was ready to try another topical treatment.
Adolph’s Unseasoned Meat Tenderizer has popular reputation for cutting down on dogs eating feces. The usage is similar to the Alpar Lab’s For-Bid powder: sprinkle some on your dog’s food and it is supposed to make their droppings taste awful. Yes, I realize this is an odd concept; shouldn’t it already taste bad?
At $20 shipped via Amazon Prime, Adolph’s meat tenderizer was at least half as expensive as an equivalent amount of For-Bid. But would it work?
We tried about a quarter tablespoon of Adolph’s meat tenderizer per dog per feeding, for a half tablespoon per dog per day. We continued this for over a month.
At first I thought it was working, but it was more about Sedagive? policing the yard with our over-engineered scooper claw. We gradually increased the dosage to about three-quarters of a tablespoon per dog per day. It got to the point that Rosie would pick around her food, leaving a white dust of Adolph’s seasoning in the bottom of her dish. Porter was eager to lap it up, but the net effect was the same: still turd chomping.
I decided to stop dusting the dog’s food with Adolph’s. It had absolutely no effect, and once Rosie started turning her nose up at the food I knew it was time to give up.
Having tried two of these “dusting” remedies, I am ready to call b.s. on all of them. I am not sure under which circumstances any of these would keep a dog from eating feces.