However, your dog’s poop can be extremely harmful to you and your children…or anyone else that comes in contact with your back yard. We constantly hear myths and legends about dog waste so today Paws Pet Care is separating fact from fiction.
FICTION: Dog Waste Is A Good Fertilizer For My Yard
Wrong! Dog waste is toxic to your lawn. Often times it will burn or even discolor your grass. This misconception is highly confused with cow manure, which could be beneficial to one’s lawn. Cow manure is in fact good for laws and gardens because it started out as a form of vegetation. Dog’s are carnivores and their diets are very different. Most dog foods today are composed of beef, chicken and/or pork products. This creates a high acidic waste product that is bad for your grass and can leave your back yard hard on the eyes. Contrary to popular opinion not all poop is created equal.
FACT: Dog Waste Is Terrible For The Environment
Under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pet waste is classified as a dangerous pollutant which falls into the same category as toxic chemicals and oil. Yes, your dogs poo is just as dangerous as those deadly gases.
FICTION: Dog Waste Will Go Away On It’s Own
Many dog owners think that dog poop will eventually fade into the ground and go away. Due to weather conditions, dog poo does clean itself up but it’s lasting effects don’t go away. Did you know that pet waste can spread parasites such as hookworms, ringworms, tapeworms and Salonella?Yes, the poop will disappear from your yard but the parasite eggs can linger for YEARS!
FACT: Not Picking Up Waste In An Apartment Or Residential Community Can Result In Fines & Evictions
Your neighbors don’t want to smell your dog’s poop, and they definitely don’t want to have those moments when they accidentally step in it. Your dog’s poo plays a large role in your community. Often times there are other dogs living in the surrounding areas that are effected from dog poo. When walking your dog, be sure to clean up after them. Dog poop has TONS of bacteria that may cause diseases that are particularly prone to children.