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There are several natural reasons dogs might be inclined to eat bugs. Predatory instincts, curiosity, supplementing their own diet with protein and other nutrients, or maybe they think it’s a fun game. While bugs aren’t toxic to dogs, some of them may carry diseases or parasites that can be harmful to your dog, and some bugs may be poisonous.

Our team has researched 15 of the most common insects dogs can get a hold of. Please see our table below with links to the full article on each insect.

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