The Midwest is melting…well the snow is melting (finally) and what it leaves behind is muck and animal feces. Yuck! I like the scent of fresh rain, however that’s not what is in the air now – it’s my neighbor’s dog poop! Double Yuck!
Unlike other animal feces, dogs’ feces do not contain organic matter. Do you know where dog’s fecal matter ends up? In lakes, streams and waterways which do not go through a filtration system hence you have contaminated water!
Northeast Ohio’s Pick Up Poop aka P.U.P. campaign is about educating dog owners the importance of picking up after their dog to reduce contaminated waterways. It seems simple enough to buy the recycled plastic bags or a pooper scooper to pick up the fecal matter and through it away in a designated trash can or dumpster; however, I know not everyone adheres to it especially in apartment complexes across the country.
Contaminated water is not the only hazard because dogs that walk through (how often do you see your dog walk around another pile) other dog poop are subject to parasites and harmful bacteria that could lead to Parvo, Roundworms, Tapeworms and other parasites that will affect your dog’s health.
Join the Pick Up Poop campaign today…go out and pick up the poop your dog left behind in the snow..dispose of it properly and responsibly and be healthy!
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