It’s not just gross
That bad habit is a condition called coprophagia, and there’s no argument: it’s gross. But it can also be hazardous. Defined as the consumption of feces by an animal, coprophagia poses a high risk of parasite infestation in pets. These parasites may present a variety of health issues to pets such as diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, blindness, central nervous system damage, muscular issues and more. Treatment can be costly, lengthy and dangerous.

So why do some dogs eat poop?
There are many possible scenarios and reasons that can contribute to a dog’s coprophagia:

1. High protein/low residue diets designed to decrease defecation
2. Irregular feeding schedule
3. Lack of nutrients and/or essential minerals in diet
4. Hunger
5. Boredom or lack of stimulation
6. Inadequate attention or supervision
7. Confinement – dogs sometimes attempt to keep crates/cages clean when forced to eliminate while contained
8. Maternal instincts – the habit is developed when a mother dog consumes feces to keep the “nest” clean

The good news
You can eliminate coprophagia behaviors and the associated risks through behavior modification practices for the dog who eats poop, plus a twice-daily dose of CoproBan® fed as a treat to the dogs and cats whose feces is being consumed. 

Help your dog break the habit

CoproBan is an easy-to-feed, roast beef flavored coprophagia deterrent that dogs love! Formulated to assist in the breakdown of fiber, CoproBan’s ingredients render the taste and texture of the stools unpleasant to eat. Just feed CoproBan to the pets whose feces are being consumed.

If your dog is exhibiting signs of coprophagia by consuming its own or another pet’s feces, ask your veterinarian about CoproBan today!