Forty-nine percent of all dogs will eat poop at some point in their lives. Poop eating, also known as coprophagy, is usually not well-accepted with the dog’s human family. Theories abound as to why dogs engage in coprophagy, and curiously, it is rarely observed in feral dogs living apart from humans. Dozens of commercial products exist on the market to stop this behavior in our furry friends, but unfortunately few have been shown to be successful.
We have yet to come to fully understand why coprophagy crops up in domesticated canines. In all likelihood, it’s caused by a number of biological and environmental factors interacting with each other, ultimately manifesting in a four-legged friend who favors eating feces.
At DoggyBiome we don't shy away from poop; in fact, we analyze cat and dog poop every day to assess your dog's gut health and help treat chronic digestive disorders.