There has always been such a big debate if you should or should not pick up after your pet. I would like to go into why I think you should. Lets just start with common courtesy we as human walk all over the place in the grass on the side walks in the roads unlike cows or horses that ae contained to a certain area dogs and humans are not. No one wants to take their up out during lunch break to get poo on the bottom of their shoes and then go back to work smelling of feces ... right?
Which brings me to my next point. Let get back to the cows and horses reference. Cows and horses are herbivores which makes the the digestive system much different from a dogs. Since dogs are omnivores, that make their diets high in protein and high in nitrogen and phosphorus that can have the opposite effect of fertilizer. It will actually burn your lawn not help it flourish!
Lets get into disease, bacteria and parasites!
Dog waste is even more full of disease causing bacteria and parasites than other types of waste. These spread diseases to not just other dogs but humans too! Dog waste is full of salmonella and E. coli and often a common carrier of Parvo, Giardia, Worms, Coronavirus, Salmonellosis and many more. And can linger in the soil for YEARS. So see why not picking u p after your pet can be harmful to humans and your pet for risk of getting sick.
It is estimated that about 40% of pet owners do not pick up after their pet. With nearly 73 million in the United States alone. So you can only see how much poo would be left behind.
I hope this was useful and puts a little isight into your next walk with your pup. If you don’t have poop bags handy your grocery bags work just as well!!
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