Wild4Dogs Pack Hack 8 – Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Pick Up your Pooch’s Poop

Let’s face it, poop happens.  And as dog owners, it’s our responsibility to pick it up.

Here are the top 5 reasons why we should pick up our pooch’s poop.

  1. Common Courtesy
    • Picking up your dog’s poop is a courtesy. No one likes to step in dog poop and spread it into homes, cars and businesses.
  2. Dead Grass
    • Dog poop can poison grass and lawns. In fact, it is usually pretty toxic to plants.  Dog poop is very acidic and will kill your grass if left to decompose.
  3. Polluted Waterways
    • Storm water can carry dog poop and other pollutants directly into waterways—dog poop is in the same EPA category as oil and mine runoff! Also dog poop adds nitrogen to the water. Excess nitrogen depletes the oxygen in water necessary for beneficial underwater grasses, wildlife and fish.
  4. Harmful Organisms
    • Dog poop may contain harmful organisms such as Giardia, Salmonella and E. coli that can be transmitted by ingesting contaminated water.
  5. Parasites
    • Dog poop may carry hookworms, ringworms, tapeworms, and more. Roundworms and hookworms deposited in poop by infected dogs can live in the soil for long periods of time and be transmitted to other animals and humans.

So how do you pick up the poop and dispose of it?

Use special, biodegradable dog poop bags and throw it in the trash.

Reuse your plastic grocery bags to pick it up and throw it in the trash.

Don’t want to use a plastic bag each time your dog poops? Use a special pooper scooper to pick up the poop and dispose of it in the garbage.


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