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    why dogs eat soil?

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         This is called "pica", and it's most often due to a mineral defeciency; the dog is instinctively trying to get whatever mineral his body is deficient in.  A hookworm infection could cause an iron deficiency; the biggest symptom of hookworms is bloody diarrhea.  If the dog is on a commercial dog food ( which is a balanced formula to meet all his normal dietary needs), and he's eating soil, then a vet needs to determine what underlying medical problem he has.



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