Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?
(max _bytes(150000):strip_icc()/Why-do-dogs-eat-poop-2804569_FINAL-818d06ee96e140109db650bc98371e70. jpg) Some dogs don't like poo when it comes to eating it. Coprophagia is normal for very young dogs, possibly to colonize the gastrointestinal tract with normal bacteria.
The good news is that most pups have grown out of the habit. Cow and horse poop may contain undigested grains or other ingredients that appeal to your dog. Poor quality diets may lead to pups snacking on their waste. Parasites are often transmitted through feces. Having a dog that sees it as a treat puts the dog's health at risk. If you catch your dog in the act, don’t make eye contact or speak. Instead, interrupt the act by shaking a can of pennies. Put your dog on a lead and keep it away from a pile once the business is done. Teach the dog to "come" and sit in front of you after each bowel movement. Offer rewards for leaving stool alone. Some dogs may eat their stool when it hasn't been thoroughly processed ( Ask your vet for a recommendation for a more digestible food that provides all the nutrients your dog needs. ) Use a baby gate to keep the dog from the cat's domain. . . .