Vol. 3 No. 2 (2017)
Case Report

Coprophagia and pica in a geriatric epileptic dog - case report

Published 2017-09-26


  • coprophagia,
  • pica,
  • epilepsy,
  • hepatic dysfunction


A geriatric dog treated for epilepsy since the age of 3 y.o. developed a marked allocoprophagic behavior and several episodes of pica. Multifactorial causes were taken into exam in the evaluation of the behavior: patient’s history, pharmacologic treatments and the consequent liver dysfunction, aged related problems and underlying motivation.  

A protocol of behavioral modification, essentially based on counterconditioning model, was put in place for reduce the behavior and the related health risks.