Q. My dog is eating other dog's poop. What can I do?

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A. There are products you can buy at your local pet store that make poop taste really bad, you just need to ask them as they come under many names and brands. It can be normal for a dog to do this, but you may want to further investigate that there is no other reason for it like a medical issue. It can be an unsanitary habit picked up from being kenneled, or may indicate a mineral deficiency

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