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my puppy is doing poop in the night and eating it

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my puppy is doing poop in the night and eating it
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 3 years ago.
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

This is a common instinctive behavior in young dogs called Coprophagy. This most often will resolve once your puppy matures and is house broken. You did not say how old your puppy is but this wil resolve on its own. Until then, there is a product called Forbid that can be purchased at the pet store and when sprinkled on the feces, will discourage your puppy from eating these items. Very hot Tabasco Sauce will also do the job.
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