Every night around the same time my dog goes into the backyard and eats big clumps of dirt from the exact same place. There is literally a six inch deep hole in the place where he eats the dirt. I asked my vet about it and he looked at me like I was crazy. Does anyone else have a similar experience with their dog[s]?
The only thing I can think is that he might have some sort of mineral deficiency that the dirt is helping, or that some wild animal leaves his mark there and the dog is trying to get rid of it.
Is the vet right?
Am I crazy?
Worse, is my dog crazy?
Dirt eating dog over here too... Mine mostly does it when we are out at the camper in the woods. That really soft rich black earth, he digs into it to loosen it up then lays there and eats it. It is especially funny when I call his name and he looks at me with his black muddy face!
He's a poop eater too...gross...but only in the winter...he likes poopsicles.