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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