Want my absolute best piece of advice? The ONE THING you can do that will stop coprophagia (poop eating) dead in its tracks? A shortcut that will let you avoid the supplements and training in my guide?
Switch your dog to a raw food diet. I’m not kidding you, it’s that simple. It works within a few days. Raw foods are what dogs are meant to eat, and when you feed dogs biologically appropriate food, they stop eating poop.
One of my favorite vets, Dr. Karen Becker explains raw food here:
Raw food diets are actually very easy and extremely safe. If you’re able to do basic things like use a refrigerator and a dishwasher, there should be no safety concerns whatsoever. Dogs are built to eat raw meat! I hope you’ll give it a try. Check out my post on Raw Dog Food Information Sources if you want to learn more.
Despite what pet food marketing departments would have us believe, most of the commercial foods available today are not a good fit for our dogs. They are just not biologically appropriate. Coprophagia is usually a symptom of a daily diet that’s out of whack with nature. In other words, dogs that eat poop do so mostly because they’ve got a nutritional imbalance. That’s really what it boils down to.
Not only are dogs not getting the right nutrients, they are getting things they aren’t supposed to eat! Your dog’s ancestors never ate wheat, soy beans, corn or cow’s milk in their lifetimes. Nowadays it’s difficult to find dog food that doesn’t use one or more of these foods as a base ingredient.
I switched my own dog to raw food six years ago because of her skin problems and I will never go back to anything else. I really couldn’t believe the changes in her appearance, her comfort and her overall health. That lead me to trying raw foods for coprophagia cases and I was astonished at how well it worked. I highly, highly recommend raw food if your dog has any health problems, including coprophagia.