mini pomeranian eats dirt

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Jan 3rd, 2007 17:58
Florida
dustyk48
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My miniature has been diagnosed as having a heart murmur Every time I let him outside he eats dirt. Any one know why he does that? thanks
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Jan 3rd, 2007 18:23
Canada
LindaB
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I had a pom that had a heart murmur as well. She used to love digging in the dirt and making holes in the summer to cool herself, but she didn't eat the dirt. I would imagine your little one must be eating the dirt for a different reason? [Maybe for attention?] Poms are notorious diggers too!
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Jan 3rd, 2007 18:48
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There are two reasons a dog eats dirt. The first one is for attention. He gets your attention and FAST..but he also can be told NO! Dogs rely on leadership...and no one is leading him to be careful of choking. He's just a little baby, he needs leadership. The second reason is something lacking in their diets. Again, leadership and training him not to do this will solve your problem. I had a 3 and a half pound pom for 16 years...she wanted to do all kinds of things that were big no-no's... I trained her to behave for many reasons. One, because I was concerned for her health and well being. Two, because I needed a dog that was easy to live with. Three, because I wanted to take my little one EVERYWHERE and a well behaved dog was easily welcomed. Four, because I'm selfish...and want what I want WHENEVER I want it... I never wanted to hear, "No, I'm sorry but we don't accept noisy, messy, smelly, dirty, barky dogs here". So, I did the work, which really was about 15 minutes of training a day and VOILA!! My life was made...with my little pom girl... (I'm a trainer as it is...but pom's are so bright, so it's so anyone can easily train them...). Let me know if you need training tips...k? Bye for now.
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