What About Dogs Who Eat Poop?

This may come as a surprise and I don’t tell everyone this but most dog poop smells terrible, but it tastes exactly like German chocolate cake. So, it is no surprise when dogs do that.

There are three schools of thought.

One is that a dog doing that needs a multivitamin so if you want to throw him a children’s Flintstone a day you could.

Another school of thought is that the poop he is consuming still has nutrients in it so you would sprinkle the dogs diets with “Adolph’s meat tenderizer” to aid with complete digestion in the dog that seems to be the victim of his copraphagia.

The last three schools of thought, would be to 

  • either live with it, 
  • hope he grows out of it, 


  • put a static training collar on him and give him a correction whenever he goes after someone’s poop.
Author: Dr. Erik Johnson
Dr. Erik Johnson is the author of several texts on companion animal and fish health. Johnson Veterinary Services has been operating in Marietta, GA since 1996. Dr Johnson graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr Johnson has lived in Marietta Georgia since 1976.