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It's called "coprophagia," and lots of dogs do it.
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Behavioural defences in animals against pathogens and parasites: parallels with the pillars of medicine in humans
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3189355/

Coprophagia: Food for thought
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1680886/

American Kennel Club: Why Dogs Eat Poop and How to Stop It
http://www.akc.org/content/health/articles/why-dogs-eat-poop/

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McKeown, D., Luescher, A., & Machum, M. (1988). Coprophagia: Food for thought. The Canadian Veterinary Journal, 29(10), 849–850.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1680886/

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