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Why does a dog eat dirt?

Smartliving Guest asked this
June 24, 2015 at 9:41 PM



Dear Ivy,

Sometimes dogs crave certain nutrients and will eat non food items. Dirt can also be attractive if it contains potting soil which can contain composted manure. I would give H2O-IONX and PROBIOTICS to improve digestion. You can also add a little fresh pineapple or juice to the food to discourage eating of feces. If you haven't checked a fecal sample for parasites recently bring a fresh sample to your veterinarian to have it checked. Parasites can increase hunger in a pet.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 25, 2015 at 10:05 AM
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