For-Bid™ Points to Consider

Coprophagia is the behavior in which animals consume their own stool or the stool of other animals. Coprophagia is quite common in animals and is generally viewed as a bad habit. The longer an animal has been eating stool, the harder it can be to stop. Coprophagia may result from a variety of factors including but not limited to:

  • Curiosity
  • Attention seeking
  • Boredom or lack of exercise
  • Modeling of other animals
  • Access to stool in house or yard

In any case:

  • Be sure you are not overfeeding your animal
  • Always keep fresh water available to help aid digestion
  • Continue to clean up after your pet

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