kid mimicking dog eating poop

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My Shihtzu has a habit of picking her poop up off her poopy pad and carrying it somewhere else in the house and hiding it. The vet told me this is some sort of protective maternal thing that spayed female dogs do. But the real problem is my toddler now copies the pooch and is carrying his turds in his mouth and hiding them under his bed. Should I be worried about this behavior, or do you think it's just a phase?




Dr. Adams responds:


I am actually horrified that someone could be stupid enough to ask me this question!

Let me make sure I am clear here. You are asking me if I think you should be worried about your toddler carrying dog feces in his mouth???

First off, the fact that you could ask this question indicates to me that you are not fit to be a parent and pose a danger to the health and well being of your toddler. If you came to me in person and actually asked me this question, I would call the police and have you arrested for child abuse.

So obviously, the answer to your question is that your toddler should not be anywhere NEAR the dog feces. Dog feces are dangerous to all humans, especially little ones who do not have fully developed immune systems.

-- Dr. Adams

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38 Comments on "kid mimicking dog eating poop"

Kung Poo's picture
l 100+ points

Your child probably carries the dog's poop in his mouth because he is a werewolf. Tell me, do you or your husband howl at the moon? Does it take either of you a particularly long time to shave in the morning? Do you have an unnatural fear of silver bullets?

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Ew! Let the kid know how dirty and nasty this is. If he's anywhere near normal he'll stop. This, and your vet is a moron. It's not normal for spayed dogs to carry their poop around unless they have a serious diet deficiency. Nip both the kid and the dog in the bud and stop this.

BTW, Dr. Adams, it's people like you who make it difficult for dumbasses to ask for help. What an unwiped anus!

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Poo-Pee's picture

I don't think the kid was carrying the dog's poop in his mouth. I think the mother was referring to the kid's own poop.

Jessica's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

My 3 month old Westie, eats her poop as soon as it comes out of her. Why does she do this and how can I make her stop?

Susan's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

I have the same problem with my 6 1/2 month old westies'. They are still continuing to eat their and each other's poop. Nothing worse than poopy breath! I am still trying to find a way to stop this behavior. Previously, I had a 15 year old westie who never in his life ever ate poop.

I don't get it.
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Alex's picture

That's a little disturbing to her that a toddler is carrying his feces in his mouth.. no offense but it's your job as a parent to let your child know its wrong... It's no so much as it being funny, but it is after all a health hazard.. [my opinion]

Fred's picture

well at least it isn't diarrhea!!

Stress free's picture

That's all you had to say Doc (Chill Out)!!!!
So obviously, the answer to your question is that your toddler should not be anywhere NEAR the dog feces. Dog feces are dangerous to all humans, especially little ones who do not have fully developed immune systems.

-- Dr. Adams

Adam Downard's picture

Yeah, i have the similar problem with my cat and son. My son likes to poop in the litter box. He tries covering it afterwards, but gets more under his nails than anything else. How can i stop this?

mark k's picture

u guys are wierd. letting your kids eat poop should bee a crime thats discusting but also kindda funny. to stop your kid from carrying the poop around the house keep an eye on your kid and when your toodler starts to pick up the poop pick your kid up and tell him no. keep doing this and he will aventually stop.

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

To the guy whose kid is playing in the cat box, he is probably pretending to be a cat. Teach him to be a dog instead. Oh, wait...

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Anonymous Coward's picture

this is fucking disgusting.. you should be watching ur kidmore nd payingsome more attention to him so he doesnt eat his shit.. if u were any kind of a good parent u would get him a doctor .. nd maybe some counseling

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Comment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

I call bullshit on this one. The question was a fake.

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Anonymous fart's picture

wow...i go wit samdamnit on this one.. this is crap// literally

Tom Horseonovich Colligan's picture

I have a few comments - first, it is not clear from the letter that the child is handling the dog's poop. He could be imitating the dog with his own poop. While unsanitary, this would be somewhat less of a health issue than if the child is mouthing dogpoo. More importantly, however, is the need for the mother to intervene immediately. When I was a youth, my siblings and I exchanged each-others feces and occasionally consumed it, and my brother was afflicted by severe salmonella poisoning. Needless to say, we all then caught salmonella from each other's loose stools, which we played with and consumed. We were hospitalized for over a week and suffered severe dehydration. Additionally, two of us developed psychological issues having to do with the sexualizing of bowel movements and feces consumption.

The Shit Volcano's picture
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First, I will say that I am not making fun of or criticizing you in any way, Tom. You make an EXTREMELY good point about immediate intervention. However, I must add one other thing concerning your dilema.

Most kids may play with poop once in their lives (usually under the age of five). To have a group of siblings exchanging and eating each other's poop is not normal. To have some of those kids grow up to have sexual issues related to poop is even less normal.

I have friends who are psychologists and everyone they have met with such problems usually endured some sort of abuse as a child, often sexual. It is not uncommon for the abuse to occur with more than one child in a family. It is also not uncommon for said abuse to be shut out of the minds of the children. However, somewhere in their subconscious the memory still remains and they act on it. This may be what is happening here.

Please, Tom, in all seriousness. This issue needs to be examined by a professional. Something is terribly wrong here, and it has nothing to do with early intervention of gross kiddie behavior.

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Double Flush's picture
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I'm unsure of why a kid would carry poop and hide it under the bed. I see it as imitating the dog. As far as people who worry why dogs themselves eat poop, it's just something they do. Dogs like to eat poop, revolting as it is to us humans. It doesn't necessarily mean they are improperly fed.

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The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

The normal case of an occasional steal of kitty roca doesn't mean improper feeding. Constant and compulsive snacking can be a sign of malnutrition or perhaps a chemical imbalance. This is what I am learning as I am reading veterinary medicine, and from personal experience with animals.


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Double Flush's picture
k 500+ points

I'm sure TSV would know. Don't you have some cats (and cat boxes) and a dog or two?

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GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Oh, come on! The original question MUST have been satirical! Would someone REALLY go posting on a website if their kid was carrying POOP around in his MOUTH?

I busted up laughing at the question; I was giggling the whole time reading the responses, since they were taking it seriously.

It had to be someone trolling for shock value, don't you think?

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The Shit Volcano's picture
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I don't know, GGG. There are some pretty stupid people in this world.

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Anomalous Coward's picture
k 500+ points

I don't know what to think. However an old commercial comes to mind. "Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a tootsie roll to me."

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

Spmetimes when children eat weird things, it is a sign of a disease called Pica. Pica is a deficiency of Chromium. The kids will eat things like poop, paint chips, dirt, and other foreign objects.

The only other thing that would result in poop eating is a psychologial disorder.

Either way, both situations require medical attention.
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GottaGoGirl's picture
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Dude. We know what Pica is.

Read it again.

The DOG (by coincidence a SHIh-Tzu) was carrying around IT'S turds, so the toddler took to doing it, too, and hiding them under the bed, etc...

It HAS to be (*ahem*) tongue-in-cheek!

Anonymous Coward's picture

she meant her dog picks up the poop off her poop (training) pad and hids it. She never said toddler.

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Did you read the same article I did? It clearly states:

"...But the real problem is my toddler now copies the pooch and is carrying his turds in his mouth and hiding them under his bed..."

Read the title of the piece. Duh.

Nine Inch Log's picture
k 500+ points

How is this kid getting access to his poop to begin with? If he's still in diapers it would be pretty obvious and she should stop him right off the bat. If the kid is potty trained then that means that he is pulling poop out of the toilet (with his mouth I wonder? hehe, bobbing for brownies), which is also unheard of.

Of course I'm taking the idea that the toddler is taking his own poop and not the dogs (note, the dog is female and it clearly states that "is carrying his terds in his mouth" which implies that it's the kid).

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Minniecaca's picture

I've heard it said that children who eat pooh grow up to serial killers. Later maybe, they go from eating pooh to cannibalism.

Anonymous Coward's picture

why do u even let ur dog poop all over the house if its not house broken yet get it house broken and until then pick up its poop

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

You know, despite the illiterate nature of the above post, I have to admit it raises a good question. I thought at first reading that the dog maybe had pups in a pen/box in the kitchen or something, and that's why she'd carry around poop. Mama dogs clean their "den".

But after closer reading, I notice that the author mentions the dog being spayed. So I, too, find myself wondering why someone would let their dog poop in the house and even HAVE the opportunity to run off with it.

The only reason I can think of is that the owner of the dog lives in an apartment in the city, and maybe has one of those doggie-dirt spots where they train the dogs to go.

The original post having been made more than 3 years ago, we may never know.

Andrew Ng's picture

My 8 week old puppy is eating her brother's poop right after he poops I wonder why??

fingerinmybutthole's picture

All I have to say is that the person asking the question says "picking HER poop". Do you not understand that she says her dog is a female and then she says"my toddler", "carrying HIS turds". So what she is saying is that her dog is a female and her toddler is a male. Therefore I think the doctor needs to go back to school and maybe think about taking some reading classes

baron von crapalot's picture
k 500+ points


I've got a dog that eats cat poop, and rolls around in horsey poop. Both he and his breath stink! I think its some kind of hormone thing, that attracts him to the crapola

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Anonymous Custard's picture

LOLO dumb doctor! He meant the toddler carries THEIR OWN faeces in his mouth! Holy Turd batman lololo

prarie doggin's picture
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BVC, you know they say that after a while dog owners become more like their dogs...

Anonymous Coward's picture

put tabasco sauce on it so the kid will spit the shit out of his mouth

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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AC.....The tabasco might just make it more palatable to the kid, sprinkle that turd with a really hot habanero sauce.


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sick of puppy poo's picture

personally i think that the kids mother is absolutely ridiculous and that instead of asking a stupid question like that on the internet she should be talking to her pediatrician because more than likely her child probably has a parasite now!on the other hand i can't figure out why if it is a normal puppy trait to eat feces why all puppies don't do it!i mean come on seriously its nasty and my boyfriend and i constantly argue because all he does is let our puppy eat feces and then hugs and kisses on it.who wants to kiss a man after that?i'm terrrified to get a parasite myself!the hot sauce thing might work for dogs too though so i am going to try it!

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