My Dog Eats Stinkbugs

I’m not certain if this is the answer to the mystery of why this year, for the first time, I am NOT inundated with their evil forces, but I have figured out that my dog is, truly, insane: He eats stinkbugs. Gleefully. Purposefully. He finds a stinkbug, sniffs it, rolls it around with his nose, snatches it up in his mouth, drops it, rolls it around some more, and finally snaps the stinkbug up and actually swallows. Then he looks for another one.

It’s a bit like watching a cat play with a mouse. Revolting yet somehow mesmerizing. And the thing is, I don’t want to discourage him. After all, it’s easier than dealing with smelly stinkbugs on my walls and windows.

Good dog!

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  • Steve  On October 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Now that’s a share story…! BRAVO ! as long as they don’t make the dog sick…!

  • Bizz  On December 8, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Do the stink bugs leave him gassy? That could be unpleasant…

  • Toni  On May 24, 2012 at 12:46 am

    My dog also eats them, however, they make her vomit and therefore, creating a bigger mess :/

  • Stellasgirl  On April 27, 2015 at 5:32 am

    My dog insists I start my own dog food company and make the kibble stinkbug flavored.

  • Meagan Murray  On March 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    My dog is obsessed with eating stink bugs too! She loves them! She ate around 20 one time at my moms farm house. She did not get sick either. She was ready for more! I am glad she eats them. I don’t have to deal with them! And it’s fun to watch!

  • Sir Samuel  On September 28, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I have 2 dogs that seem to make it a contest of eating stinkbugs. We have a farm were there are thousands of them. They eat them out of the air which is a joy to watch. As well they eat the dead ones off the groumd. The male occasionally gets a bit sick and my female has gas galore. Can’t seem o get them to stop. Glad we aren’t the only ones dealing with this.

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