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Unfortunately, it's a very common (if gross!!!) habit in dogs of all breeds. It CAN be from a nutrient deficiency… more often it is just because they like it. Because I knew that was always a possibility, Kodi NEVER was unsupervised when pottying until he was well over a year old. I didn't want to take a chance on him developing a taste for it.
There are things you can add to their food that supposedly make it taste bad, though I'm not sure how well it works. I've also heard some people will leave poop available, but coat it with very hot hot sauce, so that after one taste, they decide that's not such a good idea. Not sure how well these methods work, because it's problem I haven't had personally. But I know there are several people on the forum who have battled this… Hopefully they will weigh in!
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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