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Dog Waste Facts

 

Poop is not a fertilizer

Dog poop in particular is not fertilizer like cow manure.  Contrary to popular opinion not all poop is created equal.  Dog's have a high protein based diet that creates a very acidic excrement or waste product.  Far more info than you ever wanted to know about your favorite furry friend's business, right?  But, it's true.  Cow manure is in fact good for vegetation because it in fact started out that way.  Dog's diets are very different.  Most dog foods today are composed of beef, chicken and/or pork products.  This creates a high acidic waste product that is bad for your grass and can leave your back yard looking like, well, not looking like much of a yard at all.

 

One pile of pet waste can take a year or more to fully decompose!

Dogs are a very significant host of bacteria that is harmful to humans

 

One gram of dog waste can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria.  Dog waste can spread giardia and salmonella a well.

 

Parasites from dog waste can be passed on to children, other dogs, an even themselves

 

Some of the possible ways a dog or can obtain various parasites, viruses and stages of bacteria from their own poop include:  rolling in their feces, pawing at it, and in some instances even eating it (coprophagy).

 

Some ailments that can affect humans are:  Parvo virus, Trichinosis, Whipworms, Hookworms, Roundworms, Giardia and Coccidia.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deemed pet waste a "nonpoint source of pollution" in 1991, which puts dog waste in the same category as oil and toxic chemicals. A single gram of dog waste can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders in humans. The EPA estimates that two or three days' worth of waste from just 100 dogs would contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it, to swimming and shell fishing.