Facts About Dog Waste

Dog waste that is left in your yard not only attracts flies that can carry dog waste residue and disease into your home, onto your food and elsewhere, but your dogs often step in their poop and track residue inside your home, where they then curl up on your couch, jump on your bed, put their paws on your table and counter tops, and snuggle up to you and your kids in front of the TV.  

                 3 Common Misconceptions about Dog Waste

1. The landscaper sucks it up with the lawnmower.

FALSE. 

Our experience shows that lawnmowers are definitely, The Proverbial "FAN", and in no way suck up anything at all.

2. It just dissolves on it's own, it's biodegradable! 

FALSE.

We have found many cases where pet waste was on the ground for over a year. Just because you can't easily see it does not mean it's not there.

3. The rain just washes it away.

FALSE. 

It is a proven fact rain washes waste into our storm drains and ground water polluting our natural resources and wildlife.

                                                  Quick Health Facts:

· The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency – EPA.gov) classified pet waste as a dangerous pollutant in the same category as toxic chemicals.

· Pet waste can spread parasites including hookwormsringwormstapewormssalmonella, and roundworm.

· Roundworm eggs can remain active in the soil long after dog feces has weathered away.

· Children are most at risk. Roundworm can cause conditions such as upset stomachs, sore throats, asthma, and blindness.

· Dog and goose feces are leading sources of E. Coli contamination of drinking water, lakes and ponds.

· 1 gram of dog feces contains over 20 million E. Coli bacteria.

· A compost heap will not become hot enough to kill the pathogens in dog feces.

· Pathogens in dog feces can contaminate your vegetable garden.

· The U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov) confirms that pet waste can spread parasites including hookworms, ringworms, tapeworms and salmonella.

· Studies done in recent years put dog waste 3rd or 4th on the list of contributors to bacteria in contaminated waters. (Microbiologist from University of South FloridaUSAToday.com

· Officials estimate 12,000 dogs leave more than 5,000 pounds of solid waste per day.

*Dog Stool Chart provided by Pawcastle.com

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