Poop Eating (Coprophagia)
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Many Dogs Eat Poop to Correct "Digestive Deficiencies"
Many dogs start eating poop because their bodies are prodding them to correct an insufficiency or imbalance in the digestive process. Perhaps the pancreas isn't producing enough insulin or other enzymes, for example, or maybe the balance of good-to-bad gut bacteria is out of whack. Dogs don't eat poop because they think it's yummy, but rather because their bodies are urging them to ingest something present in the feces — something that may be missing from their diet.
It appears often, coprophagia is more prevalent in dogs fed kibble, which is a biologically inappropriate diet that can create a chronic digestive enzyme deficiency. Since the feces of other animals are a good source of digestive enzymes, dogs with a deficiency will sometimes ingest enzyme-rich poop.
In fact, rabbit poop is a very rich source of not only enzymes but also B vitamins, which is why many dogs, given the opportunity, will happily scarf up rabbit droppings.
Most poop-eating dogs limit themselves to fresh feces (less than two days old), probably because in addition to digestive enzymes, it also contains the high levels of microbes necessary to regenerate beneficial bacteria in the gut.
Behavioral Causes of Coprophagia in Dogs
Some dogs, especially those in kennel situations, may eat poop because they're feeling anxious or stressed. Research also suggests dogs who are punished for inappropriate elimination can convince themselves pooping itself is bad, so they hide the evidence by eating it.
Coprophagia is also a problem in puppy breeding (backyard mill dogs). Puppies who go hungry, are weaned too soon, have to fight with others for food or are forced to sit for weeks in a small crate with no physical or mental stimulation, are at high risk of becoming habitual stool eaters.
Coprophagia can also be a learned behavior. Older dogs can actually role model poop-eating behavior for younger dogs in the household.
Tips to Help Curb Your Dog's Habit
Feeding a nutritionally balanced diet containing human-grade (preferably unprocessed) protein and supplement with probiotics and digestive enzymes to help curb your dog's urge to find less appetizing sources of free enzymes around the yard or in the litterbox.
Non-Drug Prescription Set of 2 for all species and ages
1. Digest Flora 100ml Tiny Pill Form
Contains homeopathically energized NUTRITION: Lactobacilli Acid, Bifida, Colostrum, Alfalfa, E.F.A's, Sulphur, Glyerinum 500C (aids better absorption of nutrition), Leaky Gut nosode 30X, Bioplasma tissue salts (health tonic), with four types of enzymes, homeopathic Organs Sarcodes of the: small and large intestines meridian, spleen, stomach, duodenum, Ileum, Jejunum, pancreatic juice, peyers patches 2C, with Flora Restore 122 formula.
2. Minerals Drops 30ml liquid
Replenish mineral deficiencies in the body. Drops added to meals.