Why Does My Dog Eat His Own Poop?

Why does my dog eat his own poop?

Dogs have a tendency to eat things that humans find repulsive, and one of the most puzzling behaviors is when they eat their own feces. The scientific term for this behavior is coprophagia, and it is more common than you might think. It is important to understand why dogs engage in this behavior and whether it is a cause for concern.

Understanding Coprophagia There are several reasons why dogs eat their own poop. One reason is that it is a natural behavior that evolved from their wild ancestors, who would eat feces to keep their dens clean and to prevent predators from tracking them.

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Another reason is that dogs may eat their poop if they are not getting enough nutrients from their food. Some dogs may also eat poop because they are bored, anxious, or seeking attention from their owners.

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Can You Use Human Clippers on Dogs? 6 Convincing Answers

Human Clippers

As the owner of a Maltese Shih Tzu, it’s safe to say that I am very familiar with that fast-growing coat and the consequent need for constant clipping. Having your dog professionally groomed is indeed necessary for most owners of long-haired dog breeds. However, if you are like many pet owners, you might find it a stretch to come up with the extra funds needed to get your pup trimmed every month or so. Have you thus been tempted to use your own human clippers?

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Are Dalmatians Born with Spots? Let’s Look at 7-Day Old Pups

Dalmatian Spots

This is probably a great question for a dog trivia night. We are all quite familiar with the Dalmation appearance, probably even more so since the 1996 movie, ‘101 Dalmatians’. But how many people know the answer to the question: Are Dalmatians born with spots?

I always pictured a cute little Dal puppy covered in those adorable unmistakable Dalmatian spots. And in fact, even in cartoon drawings of Dal puppies, the spots are usually displayed in all their splendour. So, do Dalmatian newborns have spots or not? I, for one, find it hard to imagine this breed without spots. Let’s see.

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Can Cats and Dogs Live Together? 11 Dog Breeds to Consider

Cats and Dogs Getting Along

Do you love both cats and dogs but feel you have to choose between them? Well, recently we enjoyed a delicious dinner with some pet-loving friends. And yes, you guessed it, they had 2 dogs as well as a cat.

One of the dogs, a little Jack Russell, was an absolute delight to watch. She couldn’t get enough of playing and her best play companion was a beautiful, long-haired cat.

Mind you, the cat appeared totally aloof, prepared to simply tolerate the constant attention and teasing that she received at the hands (paws) of the Jack Russell.

This interaction completely dispelled the notion that cats and dogs are usually enemies. Instead, it made me wonder which dog breeds do in fact get along best with cats.

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Is My Dog as Old as I Am? Convert Dog Years to Human Age

Dog Years Calculator

We sometimes forget to take into account just how old our dogs really are. And it’s not a case of one size fits all. A dog’s longevity has a lot to do with the size of the dog breed itself. When we convert dog years to human years, we gain a better idea of our dog’s capability.

Longevity might be something that you want to take into account when choosing your next puppy.

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