April 1-7 is National Pooper Scooper Week! Wait…we’re celebrating picking up dog poop? We absolutely are. There are lots of reasons to pick up after Fido.
Dog dookie is full of dangerous bacteria and parasites like Salmonella, Coccidia, Roundworms, Tapeworms, Parvo, Giardia and E.coli, which can make both people and dog very sick.
Contrary to what some may think, dog feces does not decompose quickly. In fact, it can take an entire year for dog poop to completely decompose.
Dog poop isn’t good for grass or plants as a fertilizer like other animal waste, because it’s too acidic and actually damages grass. The Environmental Protection Agency actually labeled dog poop as a pollutant back in 1991, putting it in the same category as herbicides, insecticides, toxic chemicals, and acid drainage from abandoned mines.
Do your part and pick up after Fido. After all, picking up poop is part of being a responsible pet owner, right?
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