TVM UK relaunches Copro-nil to help owners and vets deal with coprophagia - Veterinary Practice
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TVM UK relaunches Copro-nil to help owners and vets deal with coprophagia

Copro-nil, part of TVM UK’s behavioural range, is a tasty powder which, when added to food, makes resultant faeces unpalatable

It’s estimated that coprophagia, the ingestion of faeces by an animal, affects up to 23 percent of dogs with 16 percent being regular offenders. Not only is it an unpleasant habit for owners to have to deal with, but it can increase the spread of infectious diseases or parasites. Whilst coprophagia may be caused by underlying medical conditions, it is more commonly seen as a behavioural problem which can be addressed with training methods.

Copro-nil, part of TVM UK’s behavioural range, is a tasty powder which, when added to food, makes resultant faeces unpalatable. This breaks the coprophagia habit and gives the owner an opportunity to implement training in order to eradicate the behaviour long-term.

This May, Copro-nil is being relaunched in smaller 100g pots with a brand-new look, to make the product more appealing with easier to follow guidance. The smaller size also makes it more user friendly and ensures less wastage.

Detailed advice is available alongside the product on behavioural training methods to help owners understand how they can break the coprophagia habit in the long term.

Will Peel, product manager at TVM UK says:

“The new format and packaging have been designed to help deal with this very unpleasant problem which many owners believe is a behaviour that dogs will grow out of. The new format is intended to demonstrate that Copro-nil, combined with effective behavioural training, can help resolve the problem effectively.”

Copro-nil also provides a comprehensive B vitamin source as deficiencies in B vitamins may contribute to coprophagia.​

Downloadable advice sheets for veterinary staff to share help and advice with clients are available from the website.

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