Let’s Talk About Poop

Charlotte Scott Owner/Pet SitterOne of the biggest pet peeves people have is dog owners who don’t pick up after their dogs.

Not only is it being irresponsible but it’s against the law. Did you know that? Most counties have an ordinance in place against leaving your pet’s feces. Not only is this a nuisance it can cause health issues. Sometimes we don’t really think about the impact of leaving our pets deposits behind. Think about the animals who have infections or diseases. These come out in their feces which eventually gets washed into the ground and spreads. You take your dog for a walk and he steps on the ground where this diseased poop once was. You then come home from your walk and your dog gives himself a bath and he licks his paws and then his mouth licks you or your kids/grandkids. So you see where I am going with this. It’s not about not wanting to pick it up because no one else does. We should be picking it up because we do not want to be part of the problem of spreading diseases but not doing something so simple.

So the next time you are walking your dog, whether it’s in a neighbors yard, public common areas, or on the trail, please pick up after your dog. Not only will this cut down on disease but it’s just the most proper and respectful thing to do.

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