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coprophagy, coprophagia

feeding on excrement, as certain beetles. — coprophagous, adj.
See also: Food and Nutrition
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Noun1.coprophagia - eating feces; in human a symptom of some kinds of insanity
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
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Dogs pick up the protozoa through ingesting contaminated feces (either by eating feces, or stepping or laying in it and later licking their feet or fur); ingesting an infected animal, such as a rodent; or eating or drinking from a contaminated source.
I realized the damage this kind of fakery can do when someone asked me whether the real 'The Guardian' was a hoax site, after I shared one of its stories-incidentally about Pope Francis comparing the consumption of fake news to eating feces.
Don't punish her for eating feces because it is more likely to make her more furtive rather than less likely to eat feces.