All dog owners dread this statement: Oh my god….my dog just ate poop. After the initial shock the question is: Why Does My Dog Eat Poop!! What do I do? The thought of this sends shivers down our spine, even from the best of us dog lovers. The medical term for eating poop is Coprophagy. Now doesn’t that make you feel better? Probably not. No matter how we try to wrap our brain around it, a dog eating poop just grosses most of us out.
Why does my dog eat poop?
Here are some of the top reasons your dog may eat poop.
How do I get my dog to stop eating poop?
Why your dog eats poop can be for a number of reasons. Be sure to bring your dog to the veterinarian to rule out any medical issues. If they come back with a clean bill of health then it is most likely a behavioral issue. Some important things to remember in attempting to stop your dog from eating poop are:
Has your dog eaten poop? Have you had any success making them stop? We would love to hear what you have done to stop your dog from eating poop.