poo eating

Poop-eating habits in dogs

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One of the most common problems owners speak to me about is their dog’s habit of eating poop.  Known as coprophagy, this behaviour can be extremely upsetting as even the most tolerant owners find this habit disgusting, making their otherwise affectionate dog repulsive.  Consequently, poop-eating can impact the owner-dog bond. Although there are various theories […]

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Poo Eating

For many species, such as rabbits, coprophagy (poo eating) is a normal ingestive behaviour that provides a variety of nutrients, including B-complex vitamins. Mother dogs instinctively ingest their puppies’ excrement from birth to approximately 3 weeks of age and adult males will also ingest faeces produced by young puppies. Although dogs of all ages may […]

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