It might seem self-serving for a poop bag company to blog about the importance of picking up dog poo. But the fact is that no matter what product you use or how you do it, picking up your pup’s presents is good for the environment, your pet, and people.
Leaving poop behind can have a negative impact on the below factors:
It should be no surprise but leaving your dog’s doo lying around can cause the spread of disease and parasites. Hookworms, tapeworms, and threadworms are just some of the parasite that can spread to people and pets from dog poop.
Dog poop is not fertilizer – in fact is it is a contaminant. According to a 2001 US EPA fact sheet pet poop is one of the significant contributors to water contamination. When dog poop is left in the environment it can contaminate water with disease and parasites. Water contamination is one of the ways disease and parasites are spread.
We can all agree that poop is unpleasant. No one wants their yard or favourite public space turned into a poopy mine field. It’s the responsibility of the pet owners to pick up Rover’s poop. It keeps the earth clean and stops the spread of the disease.
Pick up plan:
To stay on top of your dog’s poop have a pick up plan. There are a lot of ways to pick up Fido’s piles ranging from a scoop and a shopping bag to a poop removal service. Choose what works best for you.