Why is my dog eating his own poop after he poops?

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asked Jan 8 in Dogs by Killswitch89 (450 points)
Why is my dog eating his own poop after he poops?

My dog has started to eat his own poop right after pooping it out. Why do dogs eat their own poop after expelling it from their bodies?

Is a dog eating their own poop harmful for their health?

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answered Jan 8 by Lilly21 (31,840 points)
A dog eats it's own poop when it has digestive problems.

When a dog starts eating it's own poop it's doing so to correct digestive problems and although disgusting it's nothing to be alarmed about and is a very healthy thing for the dog to do.

It also doesn't mean anything serious with a dogs digestive system when a dog starts eating their own poop so you don't always need to take the dog to the vet unless absolutely necessary.

The dog eating the poop will usually solve the dogs digestive problems.

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