Puppy Eats Poop!

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Coprophagy is the scientific term for "eating feces."  It is not really a sign of nutritional deficiency or illness but most often an unfortunate habit that puppies develop out of instinctive behavior to keep their sleeping area clean.  It is not really a risk for the puppy excepting when intestinal parasitism is present then in effect the puppy is reinfecting itself.  There is a product called "Forbid" which can be added to the puppy's food.  It alters the proteins in the feces and creates an unpleasant taste.  You can also try adding a sprinkle of unseasoned meat tenderizer to the food which can accomplish the same thing.