When puppies eat other dog's poop as a delicacy, they risk:
a) bad breath
b) being too full for dinner
c) costing their parents $50 payment for fecal testing and treatment for coccidia
d) all of the above
Yes, the correct answer would be "all of the above."
Now, honestly, I've never seen nor allowed Maggie to eat another dog's poop. Maybe this happened when she wasn't on our watch, or perhaps at the puppy mill. Anyway, Maggie had a recheck with her vet today for her cough. She was given an asthma-type medication with the presumption that she has some persistent inflammation for the recent case of bronchitis. I brought them the stool sample that the office staff always seems to pine for, and low and behold, Maggie has a parasitic intestinal infection. It's pretty mild, so she hasn't had any of the symptoms such as weight loss or diarrhea. She should be cured shortly!
As for other dogs who have played with Maggie - they should be fine as I don't believe I have let any other canines snack on her poop!