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The Scoop on Poop

Why it's your doody to pick it up.

As pet parents, our least favorite “doody” is picking up after our dogs. However, doing so is not just a courtesy to our fellow neighbors (and the law in many public places), but did you know that it’s just as toxic as geese poop? (Darn those geese in the summer!) Here are the top reasons why it’s our doody to cover our dog’s booty:

  1. Dog poop does not break down on its own and can take up to 12 months to do so. Woof! That’s a lot of bacteria hanging around!

  2. Speaking of bacteria. Parasites and bacteria are found in dog waste and can spread disease to other dogs and humans. Nobody wants poopi cooties!

  3. IT STINKS! Leaving poop trails along the wood line or dumping it in the lake will cause our living areas to smell bad and contaminate the environment. Who wants to swim with poop floaties in the lake? Not me said the flea!

  4. Contrary to popular belief, dog poop is NOT fertilizer. It contains high amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus, which can kill our luscious grass.

The next time your fur baby goes out for a walk, ensure to pick up and dispose of the poop properly. There’s no worse feeling than that smelly slippery squishy feeling under our shoes.


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