If you are a dog owner that has a cat you may have been shocked to find your dog eating a special kitty “treat” out of the litter box. It is called coprophagia (fancy big word for eating poop) and it isn’t pretty! Not only can eating cat poop cause digestive upset for dogs, but it can also be a source of transmission for intestinal and other parasites that can truly harm your dog. This won’t always be the case, but if you suspect a medical problem and especially if your dog is showing any symptoms or gastrointestinal issues, see your veterinarian immediately.
Medical issues aside, do you really want your dog to snack from the cat litter box and then give you or someone else a big old kiss or a face lick? Probably not!
The easiest way to keep your dog from eating cat poop is to remove the opportunity: dog-proof the litter box. Because cats have more agility and flexibility than dogs, the patented Out Of Sight Litter Box cabinet design keeps the cat litter box out of reach of most mischievous dogs as well as inquisitive children. With the litter box located on the second shelf, most dogs can not bend to get up there—problem solved! Plus, you get all the other benefits of the Out of Sight Litter Box cabinet design: hides the cat litter pan, stops litter tracking, and it is easy to clean. www.outofsightlitterbox.com