Dog poop is gross. It’s messy, smelly, and so often there’s a lot of it. While we all love our furry friends, cleaning up after them has to be the worst part of having them as a part of our families. It’s common to not want to make the effort to clean up after our dogs daily or even weekly. This is where Dog Butler comes in. We’re your local pooper scooper company that will clean up your dog’s poop for you.
If you’re like the rest of us and don’t like cleaning up after your dog, we have six common misconceptions about cleaning up dog poop that lead to people not doing it.
Dog poop fertilizes your lawn
Many people don’t want to pick up their dog’s poop from their yard because they think it works as a natural fertilizer. While poop from other animals like cows, sheep, or chickens is a great way to fertilize grass, dog poop is not. Dog poop is too acidic to fertilize your grass and will actually damage it rather than help it grow. You’ve probably noticed that your yard has several dead spots. This is not because those are areas that haven’t been fertilized by your dog’s poop, but areas that have been affected by your dog’s poop. Keep your lawn looking fresh and clean by picking up your dog’s poop.
Rain will wash away the poop
With more than 100 days of rain in Connecticut each year, it’s easy to think that you can simply leave your dog’s poop and let the rain wash it away. Eventually, yes, dog poop will wash away. However, even if the poop itself gets washed away, everything it leaves behind will not. This includes pathogens like hookworms, E. coli, Yersinia, and Salmonella. These can live in the soil for years and get transmitted to other animals or even get washed into the water supply.
It’ll just go away
Don’t leave your dog’s poo in your yard because you’re counting on it simply going away. Dog poop can take up to an entire year to completely break down. Even if you do let dog poo sit in your yard for a year, the previously mentioned pathogens will soak into the soil and contaminate it.
My yard, no harm
Even if you don’t mind the eyesore that is dog poop in your yard, it’s a common courtesy to pick it up. Dog poop smells and really bad. Whether it’s your yard or another public area, help your neighbors keep dog poop off their shoes by picking up your dog’s poop.
Animal poop is animal poop
Not all animal feces are created the same. Diet and normal intestinal bacteria are what will determine the makeup of an animal’s poop. Some animals have intestinal tracts that prevent pathogens from making it through their system and making it to the ground in their poop. Even then, not all animal poop is created equally. Some animal poop has high nitrogen content, others are high in phosphorus. It just so happens that dogs shed undigested food like fiber, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, as well as any harmful microbes that the dog might have in its system.
I don’t have time to scoop the poop
At Dog Butler, we understand that scooping poop takes time. We know that you’re busy and don’t always have the time that it takes to scour your lawn for your dog’s poop. That’s why we’re here. Call us to schedule a service and we’ll work as your pooper scooper company. You can also send us a message using our contact form if you'd like to learn more about our services. We provide weekly dog poo removal so you don’t have to.