coprophagy

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coprophagy

[kə′präf·ə·jē]
(zoology)
Feeding on dung or excrement.
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INCREASING activity can decrease any boredom that can be linked to coprophagia.
Bark Busters and its nationwide network of dog behavioral therapists have found that proper nutrition is a contributing factor in helping to solve behavioral problems, such as food aggression, chewing, eating soil, coprophagia (eating feces), and getting into garbage.