Going Green

Is Dog Poop Good for Grass?

Using dog poop as fertilizer for your garden may seem like a good idea. Cow and pig manure is used, so what’s the difference? It turns out, however, that using dog poop as fertilizer might not be the best move. Because of its high acidity, dog waste actually kills the grass and contaminates gardens when it’s not removed. 

It also can pose an environmental hazard and health concern for both animals and humans. Let's see 3 reasons why you should scoop your furry friend’s waste.

Pet Waste Is Hazardous Waste 

Even when pet waste appears to disintegrate into the ground, it doesn’t disappear. Viruses, parasites, bacteria and pathogens remain in your grass. Rain runoff and foot traffic will spread them everywhere, even into your home. Also, regular scooping contributes to a "Greener" environment and your garden will be left looking beautiful.

For Their Protection

Dogs are curious creatures, using their noses and mouths to explore their surroundings. If they come into contact with infected stool from another dog, they may become sick. 

Diseases like heartworms and parvovirus live in dog feces. These diseases can quickly pass to other pets and are potentially fatal. Regular pooper scooper service cleans up your grass, reducing the likelihood of your dog picking up a virus from your own backyard. Also both you and your dog are less likely to bring 'it' inside.

Dangers To Humans

Some parasites in dog poop can also infect humans, causing cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness and serious kidney disorders. These pesky organisms can be resilient, too; Giardia can endure through extreme temperatures, while roundworms may live up to four years in soil. 

The safest way to handle dog feces is to dispose of it using all sanitary precautions available. Or you can call The Skoopers at A1 Pooper Scooper Service and let us dispose of it for you. Schedule a visit now; we can help with your furry friend’s waste.

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