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Why Do Dogs Eat Cat Poop?

Our dog has this very annoying habit of poking his head in the cat litter tray when nobody is looking and eating the cat poop which prompts the question, why do dogs eat cat poop?

There is actually a term for this behaviour called coprophagia. It’s actually a normal behaviour in dogs but it’s rather a disgusting habit to us humans.

Why do dogs do this?

To a dog, this is a tasty treat because cats faeces contain food that hasn’t been fully digested. A cat requires lots of protein and their bodies process this leaving behind undigested foods such as carbohydrates. The dog smells this sees it as another piece of food.

You can’t blame them really. My dog probably thinks I’m crazy shouting at him every time he goes to eat the poop when he thinks it’s a tasty treat!

Does your dog do this, or have any annoying habits? Let us know in the comments below.

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