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Why Does Your Dog Eat Poop? And How To Stop It

Why Does Your Dog Eat Poop? And How To Stop It

If your dog eats poop, you are not alone. A 2012 study from the University of California, Davis showed that 1 of every 6 dogs were “serious” stool eaters and 1 in 4 dogs had been caught doing this at least once. But what is repulsive to us as humans, apparently had a survival advantage for our dogs’ ancestors. Dr. Benjamin Hart, the lead researcher on the study reflected that “Our conclusion is that eating of fresh stools is a reflection of an innate predisposition of ancestral canids living in nature that protects pack members from intestinal parasites present in…
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