What is For-Bid Coprophagia Deterrent for Cats and Dogs?
- For-Bid is a stool-eating deterrent product for dogs and cats with coprophagia.
- Coprophagia is when animals consume their own stool or the stool of other animals.
- For-Bid powder is sprinkled over your food.
- For-Bid then causes the feces of animals eating the food to have an unpleasant taste.
- Making stools less appealing helps curb the behavior.
- For-Bid is not an enzyme, and does not interrupt normal digestion.
Why is For-Bid used for cats and dogs?
- Veterinarians may recommend For-Bid to help stop coprophagia, or stool eating, in dogs and cats.
- For-Bid is added to food. As that food passes through the gastrointestinal tract, For-Bid is broken down and this ends up in feces. The animal is then sensitized to the feces. When the animal attempts to eat the feces, it is discarded.
- A response should be seen adter the first or second day of use.
What else should I know about For-Bid?
- When a dog is eating another dog's stool, or those from a cat's litter box, treat all animals.
- For-Bid is 95-99% effective at stopping cophophagia in young animals under 5 years old that have only had coprophagia for under three months.
- For-Bid may not be effective for animals over 5 years old that have been eating feces for 1-3 years. In this case, consult your veterinarian or other animal behavior and training professional.
What problems could my dog or cat have with For-Bid?
- For-Bid should not be used with dogs or cats taking steroids as the steroids will counter the effect.
- Undigested food may end up in the feces if an animal is being overfed. This may encourage coprophagia. Consult your veterinarian if this might be an issue.
- It may also be helpful to consult your veterinarian about a change in diet. A diet with a range of vitamins and minerals may be helpful.
How do you use For-Bid?
- Use as directed by your veterinarian.
- Sprinkle the recommended dose on food. If giving dry food, moisten the food with water before adding For-Bid.
- Manufacturer's suggested use: Cats, give 1/4 packet once daily for 4 to 5 days. Dogs 3 to 20 lbs, give 1/4 packet twice daily for 5 days. Dogs 20 to 100 lbs, give 1/2 packet twice daily for 5 to 6 days. You should see a response after the first or second day. If coprophagy starts again after the initial dosage, give 1/8 packet once daily for 2 to 3 weeks as necessary.
What is in For-Bid?
- For-Bid contains wheat gluten and monosodium glutamate.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- For-Bid is a brand name. You will receive the exact brand that you request.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the For-Bid?
- Dogs and cats may use For-Bid for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
Who makes For-Bid?
- For-Bid is made by the manufacturer Alpar Laboratories.
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Q & A
Does For-bid have an expiration date??
The expiration date for For-bid will be printed on the box. Our stock generally turns over fairly rapidly. The expiration dating of over-the-counter orders is double checked by technicians and shipping personnel.. If you have specific concerns about a particular product before you order, you can contact our pharmacy technicians via email at [email protected]Verified Answer
Is prolonged use dangerous??
Lance, Typically dogs will respond within five days of use, many dogs will respond to For-bid after the first day. Occasionally, dogs can go back to eating stool after stopping use and another dosage of For-Bid will need to be given. A few dogs have developed a bad habit and are using For-bid on a maintenance schedule. There have been no long term usage side effects to For-Bid. But, it's very important to consult your veterinarian about you dog's stool eating. Coprophagic habits can be signs of serious GI conditions. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN FORBID? MY VET HAS RECOMMENDED IT FOR COPROPHAGIA.?
James, For-Bid anticoprophagic condiment for dog's food contains wheat gluten and monosodium glutamate. You can find more information about For-bid by clicking the 'Product Label' link under the Product Insert tab above. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer