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    Default Re: Eating Poop, yuck...

    Actually the medical term for eating poop is coprophagy. Why do dogs eat their poop? It is a combination of behaviroal and physiological reasons. First, I will take the physiological reasons.


    Digestion is never complete so they will eat their feces as a nutritional snack. It sounds sick but it is true. Dogs are often attracted to undigested corn, peanuts, or rice. Yummy! As a word of caution, you really should never feed your dog peanuts or corn so they should never be attracted to those two things if you feed them properly.


    Now let me go into behavioral reasons your dog might be eating their poop. Dogs that are going through house training can become confused. They are not sure if they are supposed to go to the bathroom outside or inside and they may go inside. After going, they might feel bad about it and eat their poop to get rid of the evidence.


    Another reason your dog might eat their poop is because they are bored. Some dogs go around the yard when they are bored and they will pick things up and put them down or they will chew them and sometimes that thing they pick up to chew on is poop. Or, your dog is just trying to get your attention and has learned that it is easy to get your attention if they pick up some poop and start chomping away. They have figured out that you will stop what you are doing and react to this awful habit. Dogs do know how to punch our buttons. They are not stupid.

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    Default Re: Eating Poop, yuck...

    Caleb my Spina bifida baby does this constantly. I bought Stop eating poo from Carolina Pet pantry and it works great. He doesnt eat it now unless I forget to put it in his food.
    He will chew his diaper off to get it..Gross

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