If your dog is obsessively attracted to your cat's litter box, dog treats that replicate the taste of cat poop might be the perfect solution for you.
Yes, you read that right. Alton Brown has come up with a recipe that makes these dog treats smell like - you guessed it - cat poop. Now your dog can have the satisfaction of eating a truly stinky treat which resembles the poop that he so loves.
However, these treats don't carry the same risk of digestive upset that eating poop does. They're a much healthier choice for your dog.
If you want to learn how to make these very unique dog treats, then be sure to check out the video. They're simple to make and you can cut them out into any fun shapes that you want.
It's also important to note that the "stinky part" of this recipe is a brush-on dressing that you add toward the end of the process. So if you don't want these treats to truly stink, you can just skip this step.
If it's any consolation, your dog's attraction to cat poop isn't unusual. Many dogs like to eat poop - some will even eat their own. While the habit is certainly disgusting, there are a number of ways that you can keep your dog from eating poop.
If your dog is always going after the litter box, then make a plan to secure the box in a room that your dog can't access. Installing a cat door in the room's door allows your cats to move freely in and out, but will generally be too small for your dog to navigate. You can also buy any number of furniture items which are specially designed to hide away a cat box. Most of them allow cats to access the box via a cat door. If you have a large dog, this can prevent him from being able to get to the box.
Is your dog eating poop outside? One of the best ways to prevent this habit is to clean up poop daily whenever you take your dog outside. This method isn't foolproof, though, since wild animals may also poop in the yard. With patience and time, you can teach your dog to leave poop by using the command "Leave it," but you generally have to be present for this to work.
And if your dog seems upset that you are depriving him of his poop-eating habit, then make up a batch of these treats every week to keep him happy.
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