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6 Reasons to Pick Up Poop in Your Yard

6 Reasons to Pick Up Poop in Your Yard

Dealing with your Pets waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with.  No more, Dog Poo Happens now can take care of that for you.  The fact is that the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste.  In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family.  We will highlight 5 of the most important reasons to properly clean and dispose of pet waste.

1.  Disease Control:

There are several very common diseases that can be transmitted to dogs, cats and people trough feces.  These include Giardia, Roundworms, hookworms, Salmonella, and E. Coli.  Did you know that a heavily infected dog can pass over a million roundworm eggs every day?  in addition, your dog can spread on contract parvovirus or coronavirus through infected feces.  All of these diseases are very serious and common and every effort should be made to clean up all the dog feces in your yard.

2.  Make Your Yard More Usable:

Nobody likes to walk through a yard that is hiding “Doggie Land Mines”  If you and children are afraid to use your yard because your dog leaves you “Land Mines” then you are wasting one of your biggest assets, Your yard.  Pets will get less interactive exercise and suffer as well.

3.  Fly Control:

Flies will consume and lay eggs in Feces.  These same flies will then come into your home and land on your food and then spread disease as they pause on your counter and food.  Cleaning up your dog’s poo will help prevent this disgusting cycle.

4.  Preventing Stool Eating:

While most dog owners think this doesn’t apply to them or their dog, the shocking truth is that most dogs will engage in this unsavory practice at some point in their life.  Dogs evolved as carnivore/scavengers and feces were considered fair game in lean times.  To prevent this occasional indiscretion from becoming a lifelong habit, you should clean up all dog poo in your yard.

5.   Rodents Love Dog Poo:

Dog poo can be a common food source for rats and other rodents in your yard.  An unwanted neighbor in any yard, the presence of rodents can decrease the property value and host additional health concerns.

6.  Dog Poo isn’t fertilizer:

Unlike herbivores, a dogs diet is made up of mostly animal products, making their waste unsuitable for soil enrichment.  Leaving pet waste on the ground or concentrating in in one specific area of the yard can have a detrimental effect on soil quality.

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