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Why does my dog eat his poop?

asked 2017-03-01 17:17:43 -0600

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There are a few reasons your dog may eat their own poo. My dog does too. I know it's awful and I have tried all the tricks I've read online, none have worked. Some say it is lack of nutrition or poor quality in the dog food itself. They are eating the food that is left indigested in the poo.

Jill H.'s profile imageJill H. ( 2017-03-02 10:44:53 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-03-02 15:18:37 -0600

Dogs can eat poop (coprophagy), for an attention getting behavior from the owner. Anxiety, stress, frustration, and boredom can be another cause. Also a dog may eat poop to immitate the owner picking up feces. Rule out a medical cause for poop eating with a check up from a veterinarian.

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answered 2017-03-02 10:45:31 -0600

There are a few reasons your dog may eat their own poo. My dog does too. I know it's awful and I have tried all the tricks I've read online, none have worked. Some say it is lack of nutrition or poor quality in the dog food itself. They are eating the food that is left indigested in the poo.

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