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Pica (Eating Non-Food Items) in Dogs

Overview of Canine Pica

Pica is the term used to describe the craving and ingestion of nonfood items by dogs. One form of pica is coprophagia, which is the ingestion of feces.

Causes of Pica in Dogs

What to Watch For

Diagnostic Tests of Pica in Dogs

The following tests may be recommended in your dog:

Treatment of Pica in Dogs

Home Care for Dogs with Pica

Complete avoidance is the most effective prevention and should be instituted if at all possible.