• What can cause a dog to eat another dog poop? Everything I've read stated dogs will eat their own poop but this is not the case with my dog. She will leave her poop alone but as soon as my other dog poop while they are playing together she will eat it.

    Hi Keyunta,
    I recommend that you take your pet into see a veterinarian. It is not as common for a dog to eat another dog’s feces as it is to eat their own but it does happen. Eating feces is usually a behavioral issue but there can be an underlying medical cause as well. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of this and the treatment needed after they have examined her.

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