10 Doggie Waste Clean Up Facts

At Dog Days Pet Care, we understand that picking up after your pet may not be the most glamorous task, but it’s an important responsibility held by every pet owner. Here’s why:

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DOG WASTE IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT

According to estimates by the Environmental Protection Agency, two or three days worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay and all watershed areas within 20 miles to swimming and shell fishing. By hiring Dog Days Pet Care, you can ensure that your pet’s waste is properly disposed of, keeping our environment clean and safe for everyone.

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PET BYPRODUCTS CAN HARM YOUR HEALTH

Dog waste often carries parasites and bacteria that can be transmitted directly to humans and make them sick. By hiring Dog Days Pet Care, you can rest assured that your pet’s waste is properly disposed of, keeping you and your family healthy.

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CONTAMINATED WASTE CAN MAKE DOGS SICK, TOO

Infected dog waste can make pets sick and increase the risk of infections. By hiring Dog Days Pet Care, you’re helping to keep your pets healthy and happy.

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IT DOESN’T JUST DISAPPEAR

Dog waste can break down into the soil and wash into the water supply, contaminating our environment. By hiring Dog Days Pet Care, you can ensure that your pet’s waste is properly disposed of, preventing contamination.

White funny cute rat sniffs the area on orange plaid. Dog poop can be a common food source for rats and other rodents, which is why Dog Days Pet Care properly disposes of pet waste.

RODENTS LOVE PET WASTE

Dog poop can be a common food source for rats and other rodents, which can decrease property values and present health concerns to residents. By hiring Dog Days Pet Care, you’re helping to keep your community clean and safe.

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DOG WASTE IS FAR FROM FERTILIZER

Dog waste is unsuitable for soil enrichment and can have a detrimental effect on soil quality. By hiring Dog Days Pet Care, you’re helping to maintain healthy soil.

Playful dog plays with its owner, who cuts the lawn with a lawnmower, spending leisure time happily together on backyard. However, as Dog Days Pet Care points out, running doggie deposits over with a lawn mower may seem like a quick fix, but it doesn't solve the problem.

MOWING OVER DOGGIE DEPOSITS DOES NOT SOLVE ANY PROBLEM

Running doggie deposits over with a lawn mower may seem like a quick fix, but it doesn’t solve the problem. By hiring Dog Days Pet Care, you can ensure that your pet’s waste is properly disposed of, preventing contamination.

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CHILDREN ARE AT RISK

Children at play don’t often wash their hands and may come into contact with dog waste. By hiring Dog Days Pet Care, you’re helping to keep your children safe.

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AN UNSIGHTLY MESS

The more frequently you scoop the yard, the easier it is to stay on top of the aforementioned pet waste problems. Luckily, for those who don’t have enough time to pull out the rake or shovel and scour the yard for doggie deposits, Dog Days Pet Care can help you wash your hands clean of the whole cleanup business, all for about the same price as a large pizza.

At Dog Days Pet Care, we offer a variety of pet care services to help you and your furry friend live your best lives. From dog walking to pet sitting, we’re here to provide the care and attention your pet deserves.

Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, or reptile, we’re here to help you experience the many benefits of the human-animal bond. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you and your pet live your best lives.