Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt?

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Dogs eat dirt primarily because they may be lacking something in their diet or out of sheer boredom, which might be due to their being kept chained. If this condition has been on going for a while, you should get a prognosis from a qualified veterinarian.
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If you see your dog eating dirt you should take him to the vet as it could be due to a mineral deficiency or because your dog is sick.
On the other hand, remember that a large part of the way dogs explore objects is by using the mouth, and sometimes this role becomes confused and the dog ends up eating something after simply wanting to taste or crunch it.
If you're dog eats dirt, it could be because of many different reasons. Possibly, pica, hunger, mineral deficiency, health reasons, and just abnormal behavior. You can find more information here: http://www.squidoo.com/why_do_dogs_eat_dirt
If a dog is eating dirt, it is an indications that something is wrong. He may eat dirt because he is not getting enough food. Another reason is because the food that he is getting does not have enough nutrients. If the dog is eating dirt, he should be take to the vet for a checkup.
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