When you have a dog, you have to ask it a lot of questions that it can't answer. And one is why do they like to eat dirt so much?
A dog's mental state may be reflected in its habit of gnawing on dirt. Pica, or the consumption of non-edible objects, is common among pets who are anxious or bored.
In order to treat their anemia (low blood cell count), upset stomach, or nutritional insufficiency, a dog may resort to a dirt buffet.
Despite possessing cast-iron stomachs, you don't want your dog eating dirt. If they eat too much, they can have an impaction that requires surgery.
Dirt contains insecticides, poisons, pebbles, and other animal-harming substances. Any abnormal behavior, such eating dirt, should be addressed soon.
It should be done before it becomes a habit. Dogs will learn from their peers, and who wants a house full of dirt eaters?
Take your dog to the vet if you catch him eating dirt. If the situation remains, keep them busy so they won't eat the backyard.
Some dogs may have a particular eating location, which you can restrict. If you catch them doing it, you can discourage them by saying "no" or "please stop eating dirt."