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Why do dogs eat their own poop.

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Dogs eat poop. Dogs don't mind, but humans do.

If hungry or malnourished, dogs may consume their own faeces.

Puppies may consume their own faeces because they're still learning what's food.

Bored or anxious dogs may eat their own faeces. Alone or bored dogs do this.

Excrement tastes delicious to some dogs.

Dogs punished for defecating in the house may eat their own poo to cover the evidence.

Caged dogs may eat their faeces.

Untrained dogs may eat their faeces due to restroom confusion.

Malabsorptive dogs may eat their faeces for sustenance.

Cleanliness, stimulation, and positive reward can stop your dog from eating its own poop.