When you’re out walking your dog, you could face fines for not picking after your dog when he or she does his or her business. Sometimes, dog owners get a bit lax when out walking their dog and more lax when their dog does the deed in their own yard.
There’s one house in particular in my neck of the woods that falls into the later category. That’s not good because of the inherent risks caused by not picking up after your pets. Here are just a few.
Dog waste isn’t fertilizer. The high nutrient concentration in dog poo is actually toxic to your lawn and creates hot spots that burn and discolor the grass.
Dog poo doesn’t just wash away. Because it takes more than a year to fully breakdown, pet waste sticks around much longer than you think. It puts you, your family, your dog and water supply at risk.
Dog waste attracts other unwanted guests. Mice and parasites are drawn to pet waste.
Pet waste also is a draw for more germs and bacteria. You can get sick from dog poo, as can your children. If you don’t allow waste to accumulate, you cut down on the germs and bacteria that make it into your home.
A new solution
There’s a new product on the market that makes it easier to pick up after your pet both in your own yard and on your daily walks. Catch-A-Poop was invented by a New Jersey man who wanted to find a way for his grandmother who had trouble bending over to more easily pick up after her dog.
The adjustable pole makes it easy for everyone to use. Just extend the pole and bag below your dog when they squat and catch your deposit. The bio-degradable bags seal automatically, ready for disposal. Learn more online and follow the Catch-A-Poop on Facebook.
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