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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 11:39 AM
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I have heard that one of the reasons dogs eat their own feces is when they are not getting/digesting the nutrients that they need (so they eat the poop because it smells like it still has essential nutrition in it). A vet visit might be in order.

"Medical problems are a common cause, including pancreatic insufficiency or enzyme deficiency. Intestinal malabsorption and GI parasites are also common medical reasons that can prompt a dog to eat his own poop."
Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

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