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Why do mama dogs eat their puppies poop?

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asked May 13, 2013 in Dog Behavior by anonymous
recategorized May 14, 2013 by mamairis

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Mama dogs eat their pups' poop to keep the area they live in clean. The smell can also attract predators which is another reason mama cleans up. She also licks her pups' bottoms to help stimulate them to defecate and urinate. This is normal behavior. It stops once the puppies are weaned.
answered May 16, 2013 by (36,420 points)