We are busy pet people. We spend our time going to work, raising our children, and taking care of our animals. We spend a lot of money on our dogs. On average an Arizona dog owner spends $100 to $300 per month on grooming, food, and medical care. We are usually too busy to clean up the yard. But, cleaning up dog waste should be an everyday priority in order to keep your life healthy and enjoyable.
Here are three reasons to scoop the dog poop in your Peoria lawn.
Even the healthiest dog can spread disease through his or her waste. This is the number one reason we should all be cleaning up after man’s best friend. Dogs can carry roundworms, hookworms, Salmonella and even E Coli. If we step in a pile of waste and track it into the house, we could easily spread one of these nasty diseases from dog to human.
Have infants? Infants typically have one mode of self travel, crawling. You certainly don’t want your little bundle of joy coming into contact in any way with a spec of dog poop while enjoying their first taste of independence. It could mean a trip to the local pediatrician.
It’s also difficult spending time outdoors when you’re constantly dodging the little presents your dog has left for you. Nothing ruins an afternoon more than coming inside and smelling the fragrant smell of dog waste on your shoes. No one enjoys the chore of scraping the dog waste away.
The final reason to clean up dog waste is that you don’t want it in the house. Flies like dog waste and flies enjoy coming into the house to escape the temperature outside. Flies carry disease on their legs and bodies too. When they land inside our homes, they leave traces of these diseases behind. Once again, this could make us quite sick, and no one wants to get sick.
We should all clean up after our pets once they leave the yard on a leash but not every pet owner is responsible. It’s our doody as dog owners to be responsible and clean up waste from both our yard, and the yards of our neighbors. Waste bags are available at every pet store, or grocery store. Use them when you are out and about, or when you visit the neighborhood dog park. If you don’t want to pick up dog waste with your hands, you can always purchase a scoop, also available at most major pet retailers
As gross as it sounds, dogs eat their own waste and there isn’t much we can do about it. You can buy stool eating deterrent but it isn’t the most effective way to stop your dog from eating its own waste. The most effective way to prevent your dog from doing this is to keep your yard clean.
In conclusion, pick up after your dog, at home, and on the go or schedule a regular yard cleanup with our Peoria pooper scooper company, Arrowhead Pooper Scoopers. Call us at 602-391-0160 for a free estimate.