Dog Waste - 10 Environmental Tips
For as long as the dog has been man's best friend, dog waste has posed a menace to our society and environment.
Know what's worse than picking up dog waste? Stepping in it. Did you know, each year, countless people end up in hospital emergency rooms from slipping on dog waste? Their sustained injuries often include sprained or broken bones, cuts and bruises, and head trauma. Today, many cities and towns are imposing fines from $50.00 to $750.00 for NOT picking up after your pet.
Know what's worse than that? Swimming or fishing in contaminated water. But the worst of all is drinking water that may have dog waste in it.
6. Carry extra bags, just in case your dog "Goes" more than once. Make them available to other pet owners who may have forgotten to bring one.
7. Teach children how to clean up after their pet.
8. Put a friendly reminder on the bulletin board at your local dog park.
9. Tell friends and neighbors about WHY they should pick up after their pet.
10. Put a lawn sign on your property, reminding other pet owners to Stoop N Scoop.
Above All...Be A Responsible Pet Parent ! ALWAYS Pick Up After Your Pet !
Dog Poop Removal by Disposing Feces in a Dignified Way
Do you enjoy a pleasant stroll around your town or in the country? Fresh air and exercise to put you in an excellent mood until...squelch, that dreaded moment when you step in a dog's number twos. Responsible dog ownership maybe a crap topic, excuse the pun, but the general public are becoming less tolerant of the littering of our towns and countryside. The first step is to encourage all owners to pick up after their dogs but we also need to encourage environmental disposal of the waste.
Dog fouling creates problems that are more than just a nuisance. The health effects can be far reaching, a dog poop contains millions of bacteria and parasites which can make you, your family and pets very ill. A runny tummy would be inconvenient, permanent blindness however would be a disaster, and this can occur if you get any in your eye.
1. Keep your hole at least 1 foot deep and a good distance from your vegetable plot
2. Use an old dustbin to line the hole with the bottom cut out and holes in the sides
3. Add stones at the base for drainage
4. When you place dog waste in the hole also add water and a septic starter
5. Keep the compost well covered to deter attracting animals
Another simple way of disposing of the poop is using a fertilizer-producing worm farm, but beware as the worms will only feed on the dog waste so do not add any vegetable scraps.
Cleaning up after your dog has never been easier and with our tips described here you can go one step further and dispose of the waste in an environmentally friendly way.
Dog Poop Is Just Plain Nasty (And So Disgusting)!
All dog feces contains certain types of bacteria and other parasites that can cause stomach upsets and other diseases if ingested. However, the major risk of dog poop is toxocariasis.
Toxocariasis is basically an infection from a certain type of roundworms called Toxocara canis.
Young children are prone to such a disease since their immune is week and there fore it is easy to enter their bodies when they come into contact with the dog feces. The larvae try to migrate through the human body as they would in a dog's, but the human body treats them as foreign material, which causes a reaction and tissue damage.
Doggie bags can be found in many places, they can be bought in supermarkets, pet stores, veterinary clinics, and even garden centers, in parks and dog walking areas, airports hotels and motels that allow dogs. It is always advised that you carry a doggie bag with you whenever you go out with your dog just incase it needs to take a poo.
It is highly advised that pregnant women take extra precaution when it comes to dealing with dog poop, like wearing glove and disposing them and the poop immediately after use.