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    Question A question for the dog owners...

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    Will my dog get sick from eating his own poo? I caught him doing it in the yard today and I scolded him for it, but I don't want him to get worms or anything...has anyone had any experience with this?
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    not unless he ate something that made him sick. i know some dogs do it. cosby eats his own vomit and he gets very upset if we try to clean it up.
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    I have heard that dogs do that if there is a deficiency of some kind in their diet
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    I have heard that dogs do that if there is a deficiency of some kind in their diet
    Really? Hmmm...we feed him IAMS dry dog food for large breed, the kind the vet recommended. Maybe I should research online. Thanks
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    Dogs do it all the time, he shouldn't get sick. They are lacking something in their diet, try switching his food to a different brand


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    It's called Coprophagia. It's gross but quite common. If he continues to do it you can put meat tenderizer in his food to make the poop "taste bad". A trip to the vet may be in order.
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    Our husky did that and OMG he would come in the house and let one fly right behind me and I would almost . We changed his food and that seemed to do the trick of him eating that and also I bury it in the backyard so he wont dig holes back there.
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    You can buy so drops to put in his food to make him stop doing that. I would just give him a dog muti-vita once a day too, instead of changing his food since that can upet his stomach.
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    they won't get sick or worms, unless they already had it. So if he eats anothers poo that has worms he will likely get it.

    I asked the vet too because mine do it. They do it to clean up.
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    Our dog did that when we first got him, very common. A change to better food took care of the icky poo-eating.

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