litterhouse.com Coprophagia is dogs eating cat litter and poop. litterhouse litter boxes prevent coprophagia issues meaning dogs eating from the cat litter box and saves dogs lives. VISIT www.litterhouse.com No Dogs Get In This Litter Box Thousands of dogs die every year, due to eating cat litter. The litter turns “cement like” in their stomach and intestines. Lungs and inner organs can also be effected. The LitterHOUSE litter box design does not allow dogs to get their heads into the litter pan area If you own a dog; chances are you have experienced coprophagia (dogs eating feces). The word comes from the Greek, copro which means feces and phagy which means eat. And that is what it is eating feces. Although vulgar and disgusting for the owner; dog coprophagia is a common practice in all breeds of dogs; small puppies to older mature dogs. Nobody has any solid scientific evidence behind why animals engage in coprophagia. But some possible factors include vitamin deficiency and enjoyment. Many animals, including dogs, may eat poop because poop contains vitamins produced by the intestinal bacteria that the animal can’t absorb through the intestinal wall. So, they get these vitamins by eating poop. Dogs and some other animals also eat poop is because it contains protein. Dogs are particularly fond of cat poop because cat poop is high in protein. It is also suggested that dogs and other animals love the taste of feces.

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