Still, if you notice you don't have to clean up your yard because your dog has taken matters into his own mouth, you should mention the behavior to your vet. It could be a sign of something more serious.
"Every now and then we meet a particular dog that is just hard core on this, and they will even eat it right directly from the oven, if you know what I mean," Lucas says.
"The other thing that it can be is a little bit of a behavioral issue," Lucas says. "Especially in female dogs that will clean up after their puppies, and some females that are unspayed may have a potential behavioral desire to clean up."
That's right, they're used to keeping their dens and their puppies poo-free, and some dogs just don't lose that instinct even when the puppies are grown.
I am never going to complain about cleaning the Beast's diapers ever again.