Collectively U.S. dogs deposit 30,000 TONS of waste every day!
That’s equivalent to
tractor trailers fully loaded with dog poo.
According to the EPA, dog waste is considered a non-point pollution, along with fertilizer, pesticides, etc.
Two or Three days worth of waste from about 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay and all watershed areas within 20 miles to swimming and shell fishing.
So, what’s the big deal?
Dog waste is an environmental pollutant.
Dog feces often are carriers of:
Dog Waste Can Affect Your Health
Dog waste carries parasites and bacteria that can be transmitted directly to humans and make them sick. Round worm is one of the most common parasites in dog waste and can remain infectious in the soil for years! A recent CDC study found 14% of Americans tested positive for roundworms - eww!
What can you do?
The most responsible thing you can do is clean up after your pet. This will help protect your pet, you, your family and the environment.
Don’t have the time to scoop?
Don’t want to scoop?
Hiring a local pet waste removal service may be the answer.
Contamination is worse the longer pet waste is left on the ground.