Dog poop in your backyard isn't just an inconvenience. It can pose health risks for you and your pets, and can even harm your grass.
Dog poop can carry diseases and parasites, such as parvovirus, which can be potentially life-threatening to your pet or other pets.
Parvovirus, a deadly virus shed in feces, attacks the intestinal cells, causing severe diarrhea, vomiting, and illness.
Other parasites like hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and giardiasis may be present in a dog’s droppings.
Despite popular belief, dog poop does not make good fertilizer. Its acidic nature does not meet the needs of plants and poses dangers to humans and pets.
Quick, efficient disposal of dog poop is key. Use gloves or a pooper scooper, and always wash your hands after handling feces.
Keep your pet's vaccinations up-to-date. Watch for signs of parasites, such as diarrhea or vomiting, and routinely test your pet's feces for parasites.