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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

dogs eat poopFor dogs who show a consistent interest in snacking on fecal matter, there’s no shortage or lack of variety out there. Indeed, you might not notice the pile left behind by another dog, cat, or other animal, but your dog’s powerful sniffer keys in on the potential personal treat. Don’t feel bad. Regardless of breed, age, size, or temperament, dogs eat poop. It’s a universal truth, but it doesn’t have to be that way for your dog’s entire life.


Coprophagia is the term given to poop-eating behavior. While it’s highly typical with puppies and younger dogs, it’s either considered a behavioral problem or a pattern linked to an underlying medical issue. When you notice your pup indulging in poop more often than you’re really comfortable with, please call us. We can determine overall health and zero-in on the causes of coprophagia.