The Benefits Of Cleaning After Your Dog
If you live in an area with a lot of gardens or forest, it may seem tempting to leave your dog’s poop where it lies and let him fertilize the land naturally. It can seem even more tempting if your dog pukes normally in the corner of your yard. You can choose a corner that is seldom visited so there is no risk of stepping on it and the garden is yours so no neighbors need to be upset. Easy!
But not quite. Ignoring dog poop can have many dangerous effects. For one thing, there may be a smell. Second, it attracts flies and other insects. It can even help with the spread of disease, so it is not highly recommended.
Faeces lying around could mean that at some point a curious dog is trying to eat its older, dried poop. This is not healthy, but it is known to happen.
All in all, it’s a good idea to clean up after your dog. If you have a large yard, you can pick up dog poop two or three times a week – but definitely make sure you can.
How to take up dog poop
What will you need:
– Dog waste bags (required). These bags are made of plastic and can be bought in any store.
How to Pick Up Dog Poo:
1. Whenever you walk your dog or take your dog out in the garden, always make sure you have dog poop bags with you. Obviously it’s easier to find a replacement when you’re in your yard (just go back inside), but you can also get newspaper from a local coffee shop if you’ve forgotten your dog poop bags while out for a walk. Even so, dog poop bags are the best for holding dog poop.
2. Turn the plastic bag over and pull it over your hand like a glove. This ensures that you can get a good handle on your dog’s poop without touching it.
3. With the plastic bag / glove on, reach down and pick up your dog’s poop. Still holding the poop, turn the bag over again (with the other hand) so that it is now around the poop.
4. Tie the top of the bag and you are done! This is sure to clean up your dog poo.
Is dog poop dangerous?
The answer to that is “no” as long as you are reasonable. If you accidentally touch dog poop and then wash your hands thoroughly, nothing will happen to you except that it is not very comfortable. Many dog owners are squeamish about dog poop, but it’s not dangerous – it’s just messy to clean up!
You should be very careful not to accidentally ingest any litter from your dog, e.g. B. if you have eaten after handling it. Ingestion can become a problem if a toddler is playing in the back yard and you haven’t cleaned up after your dog. This is why it can be so important to take in dog poop.
How do you dispose of dog poop?
What do you do with that plastic bag of dog poop in your hand? Knowing how to dispose of dog poop and what locations are acceptable is important.
In general, it is only acceptable to dispose of dog poop after the dog poop has been collected in a public dog poop container or in your own outdoor container.
You can also get rid of dog poop by flushing it down the toilet. If you do choose to do this, choose specific dog poop bags that are made for it.
If you don’t want to have dog poop in your own trash can, you can put a small dog poop in the corner of your yard for the trash after you’ve picked up dog poop.
Tech to the rescue
There are now several devices that can help you clean up dog poop. A poo scoop essentially picks up your pup’s poo for you. You can store this device in the garden (if your dog has a tendency to go out into the garden) and then just use it for cleaning up.
1. If your dog has a microchip, make sure you change the address on it. Also change the address on the collar. Do this before you move so you know your dog will be identifiable in case he gets lost in a new area.
Some people find the poo scoop a little unsanitary as poo can get hold of it at times. Make sure to hose it down and use sanitizer after ingesting dog poop. Also note that if you throw the poop in a container without a bag, your container may really smell.
But a poo shovel means you don’t have to bend or ever come in contact with the poo. There are different varieties and usually different models for use on grass or concrete.
It may not be a glamorous job, but it is certainly a necessary one. It’s never embarrassing to wrestle with dog poop in your neighborhood – all it means is that you are a good citizen, environmentally conscious, and love your dog. Your neighborhood will be grateful to have you!