Thursday, April 6, 2017

5 Truths About Scooping Poop

   It is International Pooper Scooper Week. I appreciate my friends at Golden Daily Scoop for the reminder. A person not picking up after their dogs is one of my biggest “pet” peeves. You wouldn’t let your child take a dump outdoors and walk away so why would you let your dog? Both are gross!
Bentley Basset Hound scooping his poop.
Let’s look at some facts and fiction about dog poop.
Fiction: Dog poop is good for the grass. It is the same as fertilizer.
Truth: The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms pet waste can spread parasitic worms, parvovirus, and salmonella. Pet waste is classified as a dangerous pollutant.
Fiction: The rain will wash it away and it’ll be fine.
Truth:  Rainfall washes dog waste into the water system where it gets in the drinking water, and swimming water.
Fiction: My dog doesn’t poop that much.
Truth: The average dog poops about ¾ of a pound daily. That is approximately 274 pounds each year!
Fiction: Nobody else picks up after their dog.
Truth: The sad truth is only 40% of dog owners pick up their dog’s poop. With an estimated 70-80 million dogs in the U.S., this is a lot of poop left on the ground.
Fiction: Poop bags are expensive.
Truth: Most poop bags are very affordable. We use Sooty Paw Paw bags and you can get a lot for your money. You can always use grocery bags to collect your pet’s waste. The safest way to dispose of it is to scoop it and flush it down the toilet. That way, you don’t need a bag at all!
Remember: Dog poop is not a cute smiley face emoji. It is all pet parents’ responsibility to clean up after your dogs and cats.
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  1. Wonderful post ! There are a lot of special "dog poop trash can" that even deliver poop bags for free here, and it's a shame to see some dog owners go away without cleaning. It's sad for responsible dog owners too. Paws up for picking up ! Purrs

  2. It drives me absolutely crazy when we are in an RV park where there are poop bags provided for people to use and they STILL don't pick up after their dogs!! We just really need to keep reminding people I guess. This year, there is a $100 fine for the FIRST offense...I think they are getting TOUGH!!

  3. I gets crossed when peeps don't pick up after their pups as it gives a bad reputation to all pups....Grrrr
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. I totally agree with you. I use the bags my paper comes in and always keep a few in my pocket to pick up any poop that I find on the sidewalks. It's been 4 years since my Melanie crossed the rainbow bridge, and I still keep bags in my pocket so I can pick up poop. I look forward to the day when this will no longer be necessary..

  5. We always pick up...well, Mom does. Poop bags are in all her pockets, the car, and on our leashes. It is part of dog ownership!

  6. We are pretty sure people thinks it will disappear
    Lily & Edward

  7. Ha, the last thing I would ever say is that my dog doesn't poop that much! When you're cleaning up after them, it sure seems like they do! :) But that doesn't matter, you still have to do it. It's just part of the responsibility of having a dog.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  8. This is a great approach to the subject. I have heard a lot of people repeating the fiction and talking about how no one scoops wild animals' poop.

  9. Great post, Bentley! It's gross to see poop along our walk that someone has neglected to pick up and who wants to step in their own poop in their own yard!

  10. Well done Bentley and OMCS you are very agile to sit on your tush and while holding poop scoop sticks. Mom used to walk our neighbors dog when the neighbor worked 12 hour days. Mom always scooped...after all she scoops for me so no biggy to scoop for a pup. BUT omcs did she see lots of poop that was not scooped. DISGUSTING
    PS please check your email mom sent you a message
    Hugs madi your bfff

  11. OMD, that pic is HILARIOUS!! Butts ☺ I totally agree with you! Ma never goes anywheres with me without poopy bags! Oh, and Ma CLAIMS I poop like a pound at a time...hehehehe
    Ma went to go check out the bags at Amazon, butts they appear to be out there, so here's another linky to another online store:

    Ruby ♥

  12. OUR mom is OBSESSED with OUR POOPS... She Gathers them like a Mini Peep gathering Eggs on Easter Morning... She just LOVES collecting our Poops. BUTT she doesn't like having to collect Poops that OTHER dog's Peeps Leave behind... She does it... butt doesn't LIKE to...

  13. Just today mom was frustrated as we went on a mini road trip and we always see left behind poop at the rest areas. Mom had a poop bag in her back pocket just in case for me and we did use it

  14. Our neighbors had a dog that pooped in our yard all the time. But our neighbors are quite elderly, so we never complained about it. Now if we could only find someone to scoop the deers' poop that is left in our yard. :)

  15. We use a scooper that was invented by a grade school kid. You can tie a regular plastic grocery on it so the poo goes directly in there. I think you can still find it at your local pet stores.

  16. Thanks for sharing your facts and fiction about Poop! I love poop posts, thanks for spreading the word about how nasty poop is and pick up your dogs poop!

  17. Jan gets really aggravated when she returns from a walk carrying our poop in a bag and finds someone's dog has pooped on our lawn and it wasn't cleaned up.

  18. Awww, Bentley we can always count on you for keeping humans on their toes! Thanks so much for linking to our post! 3/4 pounds of poop, that's alot! With three Goldens, I don't even want to do the math! lol


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