- Lesson from Tom + Sugi: Dogs benefit from eating organic soil
- Tom says, “If I’m hungry out on a hike, eating dirt from the forest calms my stomach”
- Sugi says, “If I’m feeling queasy I eat dirt. It helps sooth the fire”
Sugi’s ex-vet Sue Pollen told me that it is good for dogs to eat dirt, as long as it’s organic. Good organic soil contains healthy bacteria and minerals that canines benefit from. We used to get upset when Tom would eat dirt in the forest. Now we let them eat as much as they want!