I sat on the front porch watching my 9 year old daughter cartwheel back and forth across the yard. Trying to remember where my great dane had done her business the previous night, I thought, all these years of accumulated dog poop.. Don’t mix with cartwheels! Being an avid dog owner of 35 years, not once had I ever scooped the poop.
Dog Poop is Not Fertilizer
I’ve honestly never thought of dog poop anything more than fertilizer. After a little research, boy was I wrong! Cow’s diet consist of grass, dog’s consists heavily on protein. This is heavily toxic to your lawn, leaving dark brown spots throughout because it is actually “burning” your lawn. Dog poop contains 23 million fecal coliform bacteria!
Dog poop can be dangerous to your family and children!
Just a tiny amout, unseen to the naked eye can cause abdominal cramps, kidney disease, diahhrea, and intestional illnesses. This is just a few..
- Beaver fever
- Round worms
This is just a few..hundreds more exist. These diseases can cause anything from blindness to birth defects not to mention death.
Poop polluting our Waterways
Its not just a mess on your shoes, the epa now labels dog poop as an environmental hazard. The epa estimates that just 3 to 4 days of waste from about 100 dogs would be contain enough bactetia to close an entire bay and surrounding water sheds from swimming and fishing within a 20 mile radius. The United States has roughly 77 million dogs pooping and average of 3/4 pounds of poop a day. Thats around 267,000 tractor trailer loads of poop a day!
I hope that this tid bit of information is as valuable to you as it was for me. I started cleaning my dog poop and sanitizing my yard monthly. If you would like more information sanitizing your lawn, shoot me a message, I have all the resources you need!