Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

While we typically think of our dogs as cute, cuddly, and adorable friends, some of their behaviors can leave us confused, if not downright disgusted. Take, for example, coprophagia—which is a fancy term for describing the behavior of dogs eating poop … their own or another animal’s. So why do dogs engage in this behavior? In this podcast, Dr. Belle Marie Nibblett, assistant professor of small animal medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, discusses coprophagia.