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why does my dog eat his feces?

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I have noticed my dog eating his own feces
asked Feb 8, 2014 in Behavior & Training by anonymous
   

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Not all coprophagy is ordinary or safe.  Dogs who experience the ill effects of malabsorption syndromes, for example, exocrine pancreatic deficiency, off and on again consume stool, including their own. They may be attempting recuperate the supplements they can't ingest in typical processing.

Dogs who suffer from malabsorption syndromes, such as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, sometimes eat stool, including their own. They may be trying recover the nutrients they can’t absorb in normal digestion. - See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/pets/dog-behavior/why-do-dogs-eat-poop#sthash.g0IyGVa5.dpuf
answered Feb 10, 2014 by sallyb Inquisitive Expert (76,680 points)

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