Ask Poopreport: My Dog's Annoying Habit
A fellow animal lover writes in about his dog's annoying habit:
This is about my dog, not me. Since it involves poop maybe you can help me out anyway. My dog is a 40-pound mutt-type dog. He looks like a beagle mix. He is house-trained and is a real good dog except for two bad habits he has. First, he likes to eat my socks, so I have to keep them out of reach. Second--and where you guys come in--he likes to eat my girlfriend's long hair. I think he finds it on the floor or in our bed or in the bathroom trash.
The problem happens when he poops. The hair takes its good old time coming out. Sometimes he drags his butt on the grass, but most of the time I have to end up grabbing it and pulling it out of his butt. Before you get all uppity, I don't pull hard in case I might hurt him. I know that's bad. Sometimes he also runs around the house upset because poop is hanging onto his butt by the hair.
Is there anything I can do to stop him from doing this, and is there anything I can give him to help him pass the hair easier? My vet wasn't any help.