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He eats poop,,,what's going on with him? He's a

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He eats poop,,,what's going...

He eats poop,,,what's going on with him? He's a beagle/basset hound & 7 yrs old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the beagle's name?

His name is ***** ***** he was a shelter dog. I got him this past Jan 2018

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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Rocky has been eating poop. While this can indicate a nutritional deficiency, if he's eating a commercial brand of dog food, the problem is most likely behavioral. You can get a powder called For-bid to put on his food for 5 days or so that will cause his stools to taste bad to him and teach him to stop eating them. You can get the powder online without a prescription. If that does not solve the problem, I recommend getting him to the vet for some lab work.

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