Time is a precious commodity, and of all of the things on your to-do list, picking up after the pooch is probably down there towards the bottom. But as unpleasant and time-consuming as this chore may be, keeping pet waste off the ground is an important responsibility held by all pet owners.
Unbeknownst to many, dog waste is more than just a gross and unsightly mess—it’s an environmental pollutant and a human health hazard. That’s because dog poop carries disease-causing bacteria and parasites that can be transmitted directly to humans and make them sick. These waste-borne pathogens thrive in the poop until it’s cleaned up or washed into the water supply. Giardia, ringworm, roundworm, heartworm and E. coli are examples of such regular inhabitants, all of which are commonly found in dog feces and are easily transferable upon contact.
Roundworm, for example, is one of the most common parasite found in do waste and it can remain infectious in contaminated soil and water for years.
The best way to keep your family and pets healthy and safe is to pick up after the pooch and to do so in a timely manner. Those who don’t have enough time to deal with the mess themselves—or simply don’t want to—should consider hiring a local pet waste
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