Treating Pet Behavioral Problems Naturally

Pet behavioral problems can be quite a challenge to deal with. For some, they can even be a deal-breaker for keeping a pet. Well, thanks to my partnership with Only Natural Pet, I am learning that there are many natural products out there to help with a wide variety of issues. This post is sponsored by Only Natural Pet on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Only Natural Pet, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Only Natural Pet is not responsible for the content of this article.

Treating Pet Behavioral Problems Naturally

Clearly, I love my pets. One might even consider me to be borderline obsessed with The Grump. I have an extra special bond with that little guy that just melts my heart. Even with my unconditional love for him, I am not a fan of some of his habits. You see, The Grump enjoys to eat poop. He’s a poop-eater. Since we have two dogs, we aren’t sure if he’s eating his own or Hilo’s, but we catch him quite often. Ugh, I apologize for this topic, but if you have a poop-eater, you will want to read on!

Treating Pet Behavioral Problems Naturally

We have a large backyard with lots of grass and space. To avoid having to hunt for doggie landmines, my hubby set up a nice structured area for them to go. Their potty contains gravel and it’s super convenient when it comes time for clean up. But, it also seems to make it extra convenient for Grump to indulge in his bad behavior.

Treating Pet Behavioral Problems Naturally

Treating Pet Behavioral Problems Naturally

I recently had the opportunity to be included in on an interview with Alyse from Only Natural Pet. Only Natural Pet has over 200 products that contain completely natural ingredients. They have an entire holistic library to help educate the customer and allow them do their own research regarding the products. Their staff is thoroughly trained and even required to attend a form of CE (continuing education) about the products and formulation changes. That is impressive! Employee knowledge is even one of the top reasons many people visit the store. It’s clear that they all really care about the brand and pets in general.

During our conversation with Alyse, we were able to ask questions. I asked about the poop-eating. She explained a few of the reasons as to why this might be happening. I was beyond impressed with her knowledge on the topic. Only one of the possible reasons fit with Grump and that was that it smelled like food. This is due to the food going through the animal’s digestive tract too quickly and not being fully digested. Turns out that they have a product that helps with this issue. We can safely give it to both dogs and possibly fix this behavioral problem!

We are so excited to see how this works out for us. Not only that, but they have so many other products that we cannot wait to try. Treats, food, and so many other holistic items for pets are all available from Only Natural Pet.

Treating Pet Behavioral Problems Naturally

How can you not want to snuggle that little poop-eating face?

Do you have any pets with behavioral problems? Have you ever treated them naturally?

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29 Comments

  1. Although not a fun topic, my dog has the same problem. I never thought of that being the reason why! Have to look into this more and hopefully help her kick her nasty habit.

  2. Seriously what a cutie pie!!!!!! We struggle with our little dog, he knows not to potty inside but sometimes I think he pee’s out of spite!

  3. Thanks for the great tips! We have been thinking about getting a dog and these will come in handy.

  4. Ha! We had the same problem with our beagle. She ended up growing out of it. Wish I had known about this back then.

  5. Wow! I love that there are lots of options for pet lovers to consider when problems strike. Yep, poop eating is something I’ve seen many a dog do…

  6. Our dog has this problem too. I definitely need check out Only Natural Pet to see if it will help him stop doing this.

  7. What a cute pooch! My dog needed this last year! I about sent her packing with all the issues she put us through.

  8. That is awesome that you were able to discuss your issues and that they were knowledgeable. So many times you find companies with employees that don’t know anything about the products. I wonder if they have something to get my pup from eating my shoes.

  9. Adorable, so cute! I love that you can find out stuff like this, that is awesome! I’ve often had a hard time finding answers to questions like these

  10. I really hope you are able to get his poop eating under control and that he kicks that nasty habit lol. One of my kitties has a bad habit of scratching the corners of our bed. Even with a scratching post right beside the area. I will have took into this and see if it can help him out as well.

  11. Oh, he is so cute! Even if he’s just eaten a big pile of poop! 🙂 I have really started paying attention to what my dogs eat lately. My newest puppy (well, he’s nearly a year old now) does best with a grain free, natural diet.

  12. I LOVE the GRUMP! Can we clone him please and delete the poop eating thing? Only Natural Pet sounds incredible.. I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of them before.. they have over 200 products? Awesome! I’m going to check them out for my kitties!

  13. I think (hope!) we’re getting a dog this summer. I’ll have to keep Only Natural Pet products in mind for when we do.

  14. Ok, now I really want to see your fenced area for your dog’s business. Cause I want one just like it! I hate hunting for the “gold mines” in the grass!
    I am loving the idea behind treating pets naturally. We work hard at getting our house chemical free; so why would I give my pets chemical filled products? Doesn’t make sense to me.

    1. I will take a picture once the hubby thoroughly cleans it!! It is really nice! It’s also fenced off so the dogs don’t have automatic access to the yard. Sometimes we don’t like them running around in the mud.

  15. Awwww, I love dogs but, I am not a pet owner. This is such great insight because the girls want to get a dog.

  16. That’s really interesting that poop eating can be a sign of something else. You’re so cute with your soft spot for your pup.

  17. What a little cutie pie! Besides our cats scratching on the furniture, I don’t think we have behavioral issues to deal with.

  18. Oh my goodness! That face! Ew…that poop face! lol It’s good to know that there is a reason for the poop eating. But I love that these are natural. I will be checking more into this for my dog.

  19. What a cute dog! I love that you are dealing with his problems naturally. He’s so adorable.

  20. Oh trust me, poop eater or not, I want to snuggle that little wrinkled face!! He’s TOO adorable 🙂
    Even at almost 12 years old, my dog definitely has some behavioral issues we’d love to help rid him of–a nasty dirty Kleenex eating habit is one of them!

  21. Your Grump is too cute! It’s so amazing that animal health and nutrition has been studied that well that there are healthy ways to stop behavior which doesn’t have to involve any harsh training, painful surgeries, or anything else more complicated. What Alyse said makes a lot of sense. Glad you could figure out the issue and find the right solution!

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