Labrador Puppy Eats Stool
Answered by: Kerry Hackett
Question from: Terri
Posted on: February 26, 2007

I have a lab puppy she’s about 6 months old. She eats stool. It’s disgusting what can I do for this?

Although the practice of coprophagy (eating faeces) upsets humans, to dogs it represents something completely different. It may be that your dog is lacking nutrients in her diet and is trying to make up the difference. You may find that if you switch your dog over to a good, homemade diet this behaviour does not continue.Please see the work of Richard Pitcairn, "Natural Health for Dogs and Cats", "The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat" by Juliette de Bairacli Levy and "The Barf Diet" by Ian Billinghurst for further details and recipes.

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