Added by on August 16, 2019

This Is the Real ReasonWhy Your Dog Eats Poop (and How to Stop It!) The act of eating poop (coprophagia)is a common dog behavior. Wild animals sometimes eat feces whenthey need nutrients, since stools can containlarge amounts of undigested food. Assuming your dog doesn’t have to hunt prey to eat, the cause is probably something else. Consult with your vet, whocan do a stool test for parasites. Your vet may also test for Cushing’sdisease, diabetes, and thyroid disease,which can increase your pup’s appetite. A vitamin deficiency can also cause this behavior. Dogs may also exhibit coprophagia if they are stressed or experiencing other behavioral triggers. After you know the reason, you can helpbreak your dog of his poop-eating habits.