Coprophagia (eating poo)
It’s quite normal for a dog to eat faeces from herbivores such as horses, rabbits and sheep. They contain nutrients and valuable enzymes which aid digestion.
A dog eating its own poo can be a sign of dietary imbalance, boredom (left alone for a long time), or a behavioural issue.
If your dog's behaviour around poo seems abnormal, then it is wise to look at why this is happening.
Feeding a natural diet would normally modify unwanted poo-eating behaviour, although naturally-fed dogs will still eat faeces from herbivores if allowed. And why not – they love going out for a snack!
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