Why Do French Bulldogs Eat Poop?

February 15, 2024

Frenchies are curious dogs, but eating poop is not one of their more normal behaviors. The habit is called coprophagia and it may be a symptom of a medical problem. It can also be a sign of anxiety or boredom. If your French bulldog has been exhibiting signs of coprophagia it is important to get them checked out by a veterinarian. They can help you determine if there is a medical reason that is contributing to the behavior and formulate a plan for changing it.

Historically, in the wild, the descendants of our beloved Frenchies consumed fresh stools as a protective measure against parasites and to ensure that their living environment was always clean and uncontaminated. This ancient behavior, known as coprophagia is an instinctive part of the canine genome.

If your French bulldog has a well-balanced diet and is getting all of the nutrients that they need they will not be as interested in eating their own poop. It is important to make sure that they are eating a high-quality food that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein.

A dietary change may be necessary if the poop eating is due to an imbalance in nutrients or a digestive issue. A vet can recommend a diet that will eliminate this problem. If the poop eating is a symptom of anxiety or boredom, it can be corrected by spending more time with your Frenchie and giving them more attention. This will lessen the urge to eat their own poop and they will find other ways to entertain themselves.

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