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Why does my dog eat human poop?

asked 2017-06-16 12:55:01 -0500

Why does my dog eat human poop?

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We were camping he got into the bucket ! Flipping nasty now he's shaking on n off like little seizures

Julie Anne T.'s profile image Julie Anne T.  ( 2018-02-20 09:47:20 -0500 ) edit

He's resting he must of had the goodies dang I'm puking just smelling him going to bathe him

Julie Anne T.'s profile image Julie Anne T.  ( 2018-02-20 09:49:35 -0500 ) edit

They say it's lacking something in it's diet

Chelsie B.'s profile image Chelsie B.  ( 2018-02-23 22:57:56 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-06-17 18:33:41 -0500

If you're somehow allowing your dog to get to human poop, you're doing something very very wrong.

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I take my dogs to the beach each day and sometimes humans, mostly kitesurfers go up into the sea grapes and take a dump rather than to walk all the way to the bathrooms. How could I know this. So I too have had my dog eat human poop, unintentionally.

Yvonne B.'s profile image Yvonne B.  ( 2017-06-19 09:07:16 -0500 ) edit

It is kinda difficult when you live in a high transient populated area.

Sebastian M.'s profile image Sebastian M.  ( 2020-12-25 19:37:33 -0500 ) edit
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answered 2017-07-04 19:11:29 -0500

Some veterinary nutritionists have suggested that dogs eat stool to replenish enzymes so that they are better prepared to digest their food. There is also evidence that dogs that aren't getting enough of certain nutrients will resort to eating stool. A lack of vitamin B is often said to be a cause of coprophagia (stool eating) That being said, human stool does have some terrible bacteria and has the very real potential to cause some serious gastrointestinal problems. Make sure you are providing your dog a diet specifically formulated for dogs and for God sakes DO NOT GIVE YOUR DOG THE OPPORTUNITY TO EAT HUMAN STOOL. How does that happen?!? Dogs are dogs. They will, for the most part, eat anything. YOU as a pet owner are responsible for keeping your dog safe and healthy, therefore it is your responsibility to make sure your dog does not have access to human stool.

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Agreed here here

Julie Anne T.'s profile image Julie Anne T.  ( 2018-02-20 09:50:58 -0500 ) edit

I can tell you one way it can happen. I have an elderly father who has had an accident or 2 (without my knowledge) & how I found out about said accidents was by my dog finding it first & I apparently was right behind her cuz I found it in her mouth & had to fight it out her mouth both times...yuck!

Christina M.'s profile image Christina M.  ( 2021-07-29 09:28:51 -0500 ) edit
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answered 2017-06-16 20:15:14 -0500

why are you leaving you poop out? Use the toilet brah.

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answered 2018-02-20 09:52:10 -0500

We were camping he got into the bucket this morning I'm puking just smelling him will he be ok but I'm taking pain pills for MY neck won't that be in the dookie?

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answered 2017-06-17 12:32:02 -0500

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and poop no matter if its dogs,cats or human poop it smells like food to them from whatever has been eaten.

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