Every once in awhile, a client comes to us in dismay over a behavior their dog manifests. Coprophagia, or the act of eating feces, theirs, others, or cats, is very unsettling to observe. The cause and the treatment can be frustrating to solve. Here is an article that discusses this condition.
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Dog Coprophagia Treatment through Canine Behavior Modification
If you do a bit of reading on the internet, you will find that there is really very little scientific knowledge on coprophagia. Sometimes there appear to be health reasons for the behavior. These situations are relatively rare, and to be sure, there are many perfectly healthy dogs that eat poop. However, it is always a good idea to get your dog checked out prior to starting any treatment for coprophagia. Since coprophagia is, for the most part, a behavioral condition, it can often be treated by simply training the dog not to eat feces. A good way to train a dog to stop eating feces is to regularly clean the place where the dog defecates to prevent the dog from being able eat the stools it leaves there, and to watch the dog closely when it is outside, stopping it from eating stools on the ground with a jerk on the leash or other harsh reprimand. Soon the dog will learn that you do not want it to eat feces, and it will break the habit, at which point the dog's treatment for coprophagia is complete.Deter™ Coprophagia Treatment is a safe and effective chewable tablet used to stop dogs from consuming their own feces. Consumption of feces (coprophagia) is a common, but disturbing, habit that can be treated. The cause of this behavior is unknown, but Deter™ Coprophagia Treatment is formulated to put an end to it.* Prevention is better than treatment in mature dogs as well, since coprophagia is usually self-rewarding, meaning that the act of ingesting the feces is satisfying to the dog so he is likely to repeat the undesired behavior.