SHOCK …. My Dog Eats Poop !! Some dogs never do it and some dogs do it all the time… YUP thats Poop eating. Why oh why do they do it YUKKK ?
Enjoy this short article from DR Weaver cesarsway.com and discover some of the most common reasons and what you can do about it.
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Eating feces is normal with many different animal species. In dogs, it is not part of the digestive process, but it is a normal cleaning behavior in mother dogs with pups. Some dogs eat stool even without puppies in a misguided attempt to clean either the yard or their kennel. This can easily turn into a habit.
Malnourished dogs who lack nutrients in their diet or are unable to digest the nutrients in their food may resort to eating partially digested food in poop in order to meet their nutritional needs. Consult your vet about the best diet for your dog, and also to rule out any existing medical problem associated with coprophagia, the scientific name for the act of dogs eating their own or other animals’ feaces.
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