Why Your Puppy Eats What You Don'T Want It To Eat (Video)
(max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/Why-your-puppy-eats-everything-2604589-01-25b7065f1748408c9def0faa2c9ee493. jpg) Pica refers to an almost-obsessive urge to eat rocks or chomp mouthfuls of dirt, sticks, sand, or other non-digestible material. Grass grazing usually isn't a cause for concern unless it develops into gnawing on poisonous plants.
Some dogs like certain areas, such as mulch, which may have a mushroom-like smell or taste. Too much dirt munching can obstruct the digestive system of your dog. You can ask your veterinary doctor for options. If your dog is teething and has an intense desire to chew, they may be particularly drawn to snack on cat box nuggets, cow patties, or horse droppings.
This behavior should be discouraging. Any feces may harbor harmful parasites. Many pups grow out of poop eating as they grow up. Close supervision is critical when training your dog to not eat things it shouldn't. A dog has a very short attention span. By the time you're done with the quick lessons, your dog will likely have forgotten. In most cases, small objects pass harmlessly through the dog's body and end up on the lawn within 24 to 72 hours. Be sure you know how to handle foreign objects or substances that your dog swallows. Some can be as dangerous as they are going down. . . .