Is there a reason why a 10 month old Lab is eating his own feces sometimes …

The ingestion feces is called coprophagia and may have many different underlying motivations. In female dogs that have just had puppies, it is a behavior that serves to keep the nest area clean.
In some young dogs it may begin as play with the feces and proceeds to ingestion.

In other cases it is speculated that the dog smells some undigested protein in the feces that attracts them to the feces and results in ingestion. Some dogs that consume their own feces have been diagnosed with pancreatic insufficiency.

If all medical problems have been ruled out, walking the dog on a leash and then using a verbal command and food reward to move the dog away from the stool may help.

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