Hello, this is my first post on here so please forgive me if this type of thing has been asked before.
I have a beautiful 8 year old chocolate lab called Bailey.
He is fantastic in all ways except for 1 thing he eats dog poo
He has done this since he was a pup and we managed to stop him eating his own except for the odd occasion but the biggest problem is that when we go out for walks he eats other dog poo which is absolutely disgusting and extremely embarrassing as well.
We have tried all sorts of things to stop him but nothing seems to have worked apart from keeping him on his lead which I just think is mean as he loves to be running around.
He also seems to be constantly hungry which doesn't help as he seems to be always hunting for crumbs around the house and therefore when out walking, other things to eat.
He has an allergy to beef which we discovered about 5 years ago and he has recently been diagnosed with arthritis due to cruciate ligament surgery about 4 years ago so he is on medication for his arthritis.
He is on Oscars Pinnacle+ for older dogs and has been for about 3 1/2 years and has done really well on that. We weigh his food every day to enable us to monitor his weight as advised by our vet.
The problem therefore is that he still seems to be hungry all the time and my question therefore is whether anyone has any tips of what we could give him to either satisfy his appetite without him putting on any weight or, to supress it so he isn't as hungry & doesn't want to constantly eat the things he shouldn't.
Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated as I don't want to have to keep him on his lead all the time.