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Coprophagia is the eating of faeces. Many animals eat faeces, either their own or that of other animal groups.[1] It is particularly common in dogs and puppies of about six months old, but little is known why; lack of stimulus and variety in the lifestyle or diet have been cited as potential reasons.[2][3]

A female Oriental latrine fly feeds on feces

Adding pineapple to their food is a well recognized solution for many dogs. Humans do it only on rare occasions and it is looked down upon in society. Eating one's feces can also spread disease.[4][5]

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