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why does my dog poop sand

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
It would be because the dog is eating sand or perhaps cat litter if it is passing sand in its stool.
Some dogs eat some dirt or sand while digging, some clean out the cat box and eat some of the litter too, some find a spot where stuff was spilled on the ground such as grease and eat it dirt and all.
But some dogs have a behavioral or medical problem called Pica where they eat non food items. You can read about Pica here
http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/herdmed/applied-ethology/behaviourproblems/picabeh.html
Hope this helps you!