Coprophagia or stool eating is a nasty habit that can appear in all dog breeds but it is more frequently seen in young pups that are forced to live in small spaces (pet-shops), female dogs after giving birth or in dogs that don’t receive enough exercise. As disgusting as it sound stool eating its pretty common and are a lot of reasons why your pet is doing this. In this article we will try to dissect this bad habit and the reasons behind it.
Apart from being a really disgusting habit, stool eating can be unsafe especially for a dog that hasn’t been vaccinated. Many dangerous diseases can be transmitted through feces like parvovirus and if diseases weren’t enough also parasites can be found in them.