Why Does My Dog Eat Soil?

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A dog could be eating soil due to a nutritional deficiency, behavioural disposition, poor diet or due to parasites. It could be due to a disease known as hypothyroidism so one should visit their pet for treatment. One can also supervise their dogs from eating dirt.
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This answer may sound like a cop-out, but I really sincerely believe it's true. Because they can. They probably like the taste or the texture. Dogs live in the moment and they do
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Dogs (and some people) crave soil because of some nutrients lacking in the foods they consume in
http://www.chacha.com/question/why-dogs-eat-soil
Protozoans - single-celled organisms like amoebas, ciliates and flagellates - are the leading predators of soil bacteria. They internalize the bacteria through a process called phagocytosis
http://www.ehow.com/facts_7639713_eats-soil-bacter...
Worms eat soil.
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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.
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