Like humans, dogs each have their own motives for their individual behavior. Dogs eat poop for various reasons, based on their age, their training, their living conditions and their diet. There are basically 5 different classifications, or reasons that your dog may be eating poop.
If I had to name the one thing that is responsible for most cases of coprophagia (poop eating), I would have to say it’s diet. Most of the time, it’s really that simple. Put a dog on a biologically appropriate diet, and presto, the coprophagia goes away! Do dogs eat poop for other reasons? Yes. […]
If you spend any time searching on the internet, you will find dozens of recommendations for coprophagia home remedies. Everything from crushed up Certs candies, to garlic, pineapple, and dozens of other plants, foods and substances. Most of the recommendations I’ve seen are harmless, but some are downright dangerous, so I though it would be […]
If you look at the pet products marketplace, there are 11 major brands of commercial coprophagia products. I thought it might be interesting to compare and contrast the various brands by ingredient (see the matrix below). In doing so, I found some pretty interesting things: