What is coprophagia in dogs?
Sometimes our dogs do weird and unpleasant things, with coprophagia being one of the worst. Also known as stool eating, this unsavoury behaviour is when a dog eats their own or another animals stool. Whilst for humans this is not something we’d think about, coprophagy is actually quite common in dogs and can happen for a number of reasons. One of the main causes is natural instincts; dogs have a curiosity about the world and one way they explore new things is to, unfortunately, put them in their mouths. Coprophagia can also occur due to stress and digestive issues, meaning if they’ve picked up the habit, it’s always important to find out where it stems from.
How to manage coprophagia
If you’re wondering how to stop your dog from eating poop, there are thankfully some options. Firstly, you can try addressing the issue that has caused it, be that curiosity, bad behaviour or a medical issue. After that, you can try managing their environment so they can avoid this behaviour through keeping your garden stool-free and cleaning up after them. Another option to try is to train them to change the behaviour, with treats and coprophagia-aimed products being extremely useful.
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Seems to be starting to work after a couple of days our dog is more reluctant to tuck in with the relish she did have before ! As it says it takes 3-4 weeks to fully work have only given 4 stars as yet I hope to increase to 5 in a couple of weeks
I didn’t realise this was a thing until I started researching it, I then came across these and they sound like just what I needed. So far they’re helpful, only been using a short while but I have noticed my dogs eating (or trying to eat) less than before when we’re out on our walks
I’ve been trying to give my dogs pills for this but it was so hard to get him to actually swallow it - trust me when I say these are so much easier
I was very relieved to find out it wasn’t just me that finds this behaviour repulsive. My pug does it all the time and then has the nerve to try and lick my face after!! Well long story short, I gave him these and am keeping an eye on his pooing and he seems to be getting better, so thanks!
These are working wonders! My dog is so friendly and always has people coming up to her, but there is nothing cute about her curling out a poo and then eating it off the ground! Luckily that is a thing of the past thanks to these little blighters!
Had my dog on these for a week now, big changes! Not quite totally ignoring his own business but he is certainly starting to learn.