Nov 302015

Coprophagia is a term which describes eating stool. Yes, you read right, eating one’s own poop. In dogs, while coprophagia appears to be purely behavioural, there are reallymany health problems that can cause or contribute to coprophagia. These disorders must first be ruled out before a basically behavioural diagnosis can be done.
Coprophagia is a frequent disorder in some young puppies, which often clears up by adulthood with effective nutrition and proper direction and supervision. There have been several answers recommended for this behavior. When left unsupervised, dogs may simply start to examine, play with, and even eat stools as a play, investigative or scavenging behavior. Because coprophagia might attract a lot of owner attention, the behavior might be further reinforced. Fortunately, your dog coprophagia can be treated. Continue reading »

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