It’s a privilege to be a dog parent, even though certain aspects of pet care are less than glamorous. Pet waste removal is probably not your idea of a fun activity, but it’s definitely essential. If it isn’t picked up promptly, dog feces pollutes the environment and endangers your property, family, and community. Plus, having an unclean yard discourages your family from enjoying the great outdoors.
Pet waste pollutes groundwater and waterways.
When it’s left on the ground, dog poop doesn’t necessarily stay there. The feces and all of the diseases it can harbor runs off into the groundwater and into streams, rivers, and lakes. This is a serious public safety problem. A single gram of dog feces contains about 23 million bacteria , according to Live Science, including E. coli, giardia, and salmonella. In fact, about 20% to 30% of all bacteria found in urban watersheds can be traced back to dog poop. When dog parents practice prompt pet waste removal, or hire a company to do it for them, they’re investing in a greener, healthier planet for generations to come.
Bacteria from pet waste can pollute the air.
It seems like common sense that dog feces could cause earth-bound pollution. But you may be surprised to learn that pet waste can even contaminate the air your family breathes. Pet waste can indeed become aerosolized. Research in urban areas indicates that one of the dominant forms of bacteria in the outdoor air can be traced directly to dog feces. Plus, dog waste can take a long time to break down. Depending on the climate, it may take up to a year to break down. During that time, it’ll continue polluting the air. And long after it’s gone, the bacteria will remain.
If you’re spending too much time cleaning up after your pet, and not enough time enjoying your pet’s company, give EZ Pet Care a call! With our dog poop service available in Dallas, we’ll drive out to your home, clean up your yard, and apply yard deodorizer to keep your property looking great. Call us at (888) 613-1320.