This is a disgusting habit that some Shih Tzu do have. It has been suggested that it is natural instinct linked back to undomesticated times when dogs in the wild would eat their stool to eliminate the scent so that predators wouldn’t pick it up. There are products, such as ‘Forbid’ you can acquire from your Vet or catalogs that can be put on the food that is suppose to help in stopping this habit. I have also been told that a wedge of pineapple with their food or a teaspoon of spaghetti sauce over their food will help break this habit. Still, being close to remove the poop immediately is the sure method to prevent this from happening should your Shih Tzu puppy or dog have the tendency.
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