Why do dogs eat their feces-?

Coprophagia, also known as eating poop, is very common in dogs and the practice goes back thousands of years. Evolving dogs helped keep camp clean by eating all types of early man’s waste, including feces. This practice benefited both man and dog. It helped for more sanitary living conditions and provided extra calories and nutrition for the dog. Canines in the wild will both urinate and defecate to mark their territory. Animals competing for the same territory will often eat the existing poop and also mark in an attempt to claim as their own; this instinct is still strong in some domestic dogs today. It is normal for mother dogs to eat the poop of their litter to keep the nesting area clean and to mask their presence from predators. Puppies also eat poop as they discover the world around them. Most dogs out grow this but some do acquire a taste for it that lasts throughout adulthood. Dogs that do not have enough food are known to eat feces to combat starvation. Dogs will also eat dirt, rocks, trash, and anything else to ward off the hunger. Even after food is readily available, dogs that had to once scavenge can still be prone to old eating habits. For some rescue dogs, there is a strong connection with survival and eating poop, which can make it a challenging behavior to stop. It has been suggested that some dogs will eat their own poop to hide the evidence if they have broken the rules and defecated in the house. Because of this, it is strongly recommended to use only positive reinforcements while house training to prevent anxieties associated with pooping. Sudden coprophagia can indicate a health problem such as parasites, thyroid problems, or malabsorption conditions. Overall, most dogs that are poop eaters are healthy and do it simply because they like it.
Coprophagia, also known as eating poop, is very common in dogs and the practice goes back thousands of years. Evolving dogs helped keep camp clean by eating all types of early man’s waste, including feces. This practice benefited both man and dog. It helped for more sanitary living conditions and provided extra calories and nutrition for the dog. Canines in the wild will both urinate and defecate to mark their territory. Animals competing for the same territory will often eat the existing poop and also mark in an attempt to claim as their own; this instinct is still strong in some domestic dogs today. It is normal for mother dogs to eat the poop of their litter to keep the nesting area clean and to mask their presence from predators. Puppies also eat poop as they discover the world around them. Most dogs out grow this but some do acquire a taste for it that lasts throughout adulthood. Dogs that do not have enough food are known to eat feces to combat starvation. Dogs will also eat dirt, rocks, trash, and anything else to ward off the hunger. Even after food is readily available, dogs that had to once scavenge can still be prone to old eating habits. For some rescue dogs, there is a strong connection with survival and eating poop, which can make it a challenging behavior to stop. It has been suggested that some dogs will eat their own poop to hide the evidence if they have broken the rules and defecated in the house. Because of this, it is strongly recommended to use only positive reinforcements while house training to prevent anxieties associated with pooping. Sudden coprophagia can indicate a health problem such as parasites, thyroid problems, or malabsorption conditions. Overall, most dogs that are poop eaters are healthy and do it simply because they like it.
Dogs simply have a strange habit of consuming their own feces. It is not done for hunger reasons but rather out of instinct and habit.


And also out of boredom. Pick up your dog's feces/poop twice a day. There are also food additives that you can put directly into the food that is suppose to make their feces distasteful to them. Check out the larger Pet Supply stores.