Why does my dog eat dirt?
Dogs eat dirt for mineral deficiencies and tummy upsets. Many dogs eat dirt just because it tastes good or they find food droppings from other animals or birds in it. Eating dirt is not usually a concern. You can call your vet if there are other signs of a medical condition or it causes you extra concern.
Is it safe for my dog to eat dirt?
Dirt eating is usually not a problem, however, seek veterinary help if the behavior started suddenly or there are any other indications that your dog might be sick or anxious. Your vet might also suggest changing your dog’s diet or checking for internal presides.
Make sure your dog is not eating anything that might be poisonous. Download the ASPCA poison app to see if there are poisonous plants in your yard.