Coprophagia?

  • Dogs don’t engage in coprophagia (poop-eating) because they like the taste or to gross out their owners
  • Many dogs sample poop in an effort to correct a digestive insufficiency or microbiome imbalance
  • Dogs fed a biologically inappropriate dry diet are more often poop eaters than dogs fed a nutritionally balanced, fresh and human-grade diet
  • Sometimes coprophagia is behavioral in nature, especially among puppy mill dogs and dogs living in kennel situations
  • If your dog is a poop eater, one of the most effective ways to curb the behavior is to simply clean up after him as soon as he eliminates, and supervise him in situations where he could encounter the feces of other pets or wildlife

 

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