My dogs likes to eat poo when they go to the park. It started off with one dog, and now the other dog has picked up the habit. They don’t seem to eat their own poo at home. I don’t like it, but is it bad for them to eat it? And how do I break the habit?
A. There are many reasons why your dogs would be eating poo. Whilst we humans see it as disgusting, however dogs do not see poo the same way as we do. A dog’s sense of smell is stronger and more defined than ours. Whilst we may smell only one scent in poo, a dog could smell the components – the food that has been undigested, what the diet was made of, and any nutrients that were not absorbed. So why do they eat it and how can we break the habit? Read on for why and how you can stop your dog’s ‘dirty’ habit: