Dog Waste Facts.

 


1) Dog Poop is NOT 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.


2) Dog poop is 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 as well.
3) Not picking up after your dog may be illegal

Most metropolitan areas have imposed fines, some cities up to $750 if you don't pick up after your dog in a public place. Many cities are looking into legislation that will apply to private property as well because of its impact on the environment.
4) Parasites from dog waste can be passed on to children, other dogs, and even themselves

Some of the possible ways a dog or cat can obtain various different parasites, viruses and stages of bacteria from their own poop include: rolling in their feces, pawing at it, and in rare instances even eating it-coprophagy. Some ailments that can affect humans are: Parvo Virus, Trichinosis, Whipworms, Hookworms, Roundworms, Giardia and Coccidia.
5) One pile of pet waste can take a year or more to fully breakdown.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE - No matter how bad you think your back yard is it CAN BE SAVED! We've seen our customers back yards turn from a brown smelly poo-land that everyone avoids like the plague to a thriving lush green haven in just a matter of weeks when our regular scooping service is used. K-9 Sanitation is the solution for you, we offer a solution to get your yard back to a safe and fun place to be for you and your family. Pet waste is our mission and being the best pooper-scoopers in the world is our goal. Although pet waste cleanup and poop removal isn't the most glamorous work, we scoop poop with pride. We take this business a serious poop business!

 

Animals, just like humans, need a safe and healthy environment to live in. Dog poop in the yard, prevents such an environment. Your pets, like to roll around in, and sometimes eat dog feces...YUCK! So, it's important to remove these harmful bacteria ridden land mines, which keeps our pets as happy and healthy as possible. Dog feces left unattended, can carry diseases such as: Parvo Virus, Salmonella, Round worms, Giardia, Coccidia, and Hookworms. Some of these diseases are harmful to humans as well as animals. That's why it's so important to clean up the dog poop.
Kids, as well as animals, are at risk of parasitic infection if they are exposed to dog poop. When children and dogs play and roll around in the yard they become exposed to the condition of the yard. Therefore, if they rub their eyes or touch their mouth, they have the potential to become ill. Believe it or not, when children explore the backyard bare-footed, they can catch hookworms and whipworms. Once these pesky zoonotic diseases ( any disease related to animals that are transferable to humans) get in to your home, they can be difficult to remove. Luckily, our animal services are the solution!
Dog poop on the lawn, is a problem that follows us around. Taking your pet out is a lot of fun. Just remember to pick-up after your pal, in public. Most dog friendly areas have dog poop clean-up stations available, It's every pet owners responsibility to do their part.
After you properly dispose of the dog feces,wash your hands thoroughly. Even with proper precaution, you can accumulate bacteria on your person, while picking-up the mess. Frequent hand-washing can be the best way to avoid spreading germs.
K-9 Sanitation pet waste removal company located in the Inland Empire can help! With our unbeatable rates and quality animal services, you'll be paying as little as $10 per clean-up. Our inexpensive and effective method, will keep you and your family safe, happy, and healthy. Call now and save yourself the stress, time, and expense of doing it yourself, (951) 657-6974. K-9 Sanitation keeps the dog feces out of your yard and away from your family. We clean up the dog poop so you don't have to!  We Are #1 In The #2 Business...

What's The Scoop?

WHAT'S THE SCOOP?

Tips for a healthy pet and a healthier environment.

 

Create A Healthy Environment in and around your home by following these simple pet practices. Your Pet, Family and Neighbors will appreciate their clean comfortable surroundings.

 

HOUSEHOLD PETS.

We all love our pets, but pet waste is a subject everyone likes to avoid. Pet waste left on trails, sidewalks, streets and grassy areas can be washed into the nearest waterway when it rains. Even if you can't see streams 

or lakes near you, Rainfall (stormwater) or Sprinkler runoff can wash pet waste into the storm drains that carry runoff to the nearest streams or lakes untreated. The Risk of stormwater contamination increases if pet waste is allowed to accumulate in outdoor animal pen areas or left on sidewalks, streets or driveways. 

 

Pet waste contains nutrients and bacteria, Nutrients can promote the growth of algae in streams and lakes, Algae can cause fish kills and other environmental damage if it is fed too many nutrients. Pet waste also contains E. Coli and fecal bacteria, which can cause disease in other animals and humans that come in contact with it when swimming or splashing in streams and lakes.  Also, dogs carry Salmonella and Giardia, which can make people sick. 

Pet Waste that is not picked up and properly disposed of can also increase Vector Problmes, Flies and other insects are not only attracted to and feed on pet waste, but can also be infected with diseases and spread those diseases to humans and other animals.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

SCOOP up pet waste and flush it down the toilet or place in trash can. 

NEVER DUMP pet waste into a storm drain or catch basin. 

USE the complimentary bags or mutt mitts offered in dispensers at local parks. 

CARRY EXTRA BAGS when walking your dog and make them available to other pet owners who are without. 

TEACH CHILDREN how to properly clean up after a pet.

TELL FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS about the ill effects of animal waste on the environment. Encourage them to clean up after their pets. 

 

Call 1-800-506-2555 TOLL FREE to report illegal dumping to the storm drain, find the dates and times of local Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. obtain additional information on stormwater problems and solutions, request presentations about stormwater pollution for your child's classroom, or learn about free grasscycling and composting workshops. 

 

SCOOP THE POOP.

Many Communities have "Scoop the Poop" Laws that govern pet waste clean-up. Some of these laws specifically require anyone who walks an animal off their property to carry a bag, shovel, or scooper. Any waste left by the animal must be cleaned up immediately. Call Your Local Code Enforcement Office to find out more about pet waste regulations. 

 

OTHER WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR PETS AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

Pets are only one of many sources that contribute to water pollution. However, these other sources of water pollution cannot only harm the environment but also harm your pet. Improperly used or stored lawn fertilizers, pesticides, soaps, grease and vehicle fluids cannot only be washed into local streams and lakes, these chemicals can also harm your pet if they ingest or touch these chemicals. Call 1-800-506-2555 for information regarding how to properly dispose of household hazardous wastes such as these. You can also keep your pets and our environment healthy by properly maintaining your vehicles, and limiting use of pesticides and fertilizers to only the amouth that is absolutely needed.

 

Make sure to not only protect your pets, but to also protect your neighbors pets. NEVER HOSE VEHICLE FLUIDS into the street or gutter. USE ABSORBENT MATERIALS such as cat litter to clean up spills. SWEEP UP used absorbent materials and place them in the trash. 

 

HORSE AND LIVESTOCK.

Fortunate enough to own a horse or livestock? You Too Can play a part in protection and cleaning up our water resources. The following are a few simple Best Management Practices (BMPs) Specifically designed for horses and livestock. 

 

STORE Your Manure Properly. Do Not Store Unprotected Piles Of Manure In Places Where Stormwater Runoff May Wash The Manure Away. Place a Cover Or Tarp Over The Pile To Keep Rainwater Out. 

 

BUILD A Manure Storage Facility To Protect Your Pets, Property And The Environment. These Structures Usually Consist Of A Concrete Pad To Protect Groundwater And A Short Wall On One Or Two Sides To Make Manure Handling Easier. 

 

READ The Only Rain Down The Storm Drain Brochure Titled "Tips For Horse Care"  For Additional Guidance And Recommendations. This Brochure May Be Available At Your Local City Office Or Downloaded At www.rcflood.org/stormwater.

 

KEEP Animals Out Of Streams, Horses And Livestock Can Deficate In Streams Causing Stormwater Pollution. Horses And Livestock In Streams Can Also Disturb Sensitive Habitat And Vegetation, Causing Additional Environmental Damage. Keep Horses And Livestock Away From Streams And Use Designated Stream Crossings Whenever Possible. 

 

MATERIAL STORAGE SAFETY TIPS. 

Many Of The Chemicals Found In Barns Require Careful Handling And Proper Disposal, When Using These Chemicals Be Certain To Follow These Common Sense Guidelines. 

 

Buy Only What You Need. 

Treat Spills Of Hoof Oils Like A Fuel Spill, Use Kitty Litter To Soak Up The Oil And Dispose Of It In A Tightly Sealed Plastic Bag. 

Store Pesticides In A Locked, Dry, Well-Ventilated Area.

Protect Stored Fertilizer And Pesticides From Rain And Surface Water.

 

RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS CAN HELP.

Call 1-800-506-2555 For Assistance With Locating A Local Conservation District That Can Help You Properly Manage Your Manure, Re-Establish Healthy Pastures, Control Weeds, Or Identify Appropriate Grasses For Your Soils. Or You Can Call K9 Sanitation 951-657-6974 For All Your Poop Pick Ups.

 

Thank You For Doing Your Part To Protect Your Watershed, The Environment, Your Pets And Your Community..

 

Why Scoop? Well...Poop smells, attracts flies, and sticks to your shoes :)

Dog waste is an environmental pollutant: Picking up after your dog helps reduce the likelihood of its fecal bacteria ending up in an increasingly contaminated water supply. Dog feces are common carriers of nasty things like heartworms, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, parvovirus, giardia, salmonella, and E. coli.

Dog poop is NOT good fertilizer: It’s toxic to your lawn! The high nutrient concentration in dog poop will burn and discolor the grass, creating “hot spots”.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Nearly two decades ago the EPA classified pet waste as a dangerous pollutant in the same category as toxic chemicals and oil.

Flies and other pests: Dog waste increases the presence of flies and other pests like fleas and ticks that aid in the transmission of diseases. Scooping the poop will greatly reduce the amount of flies in your yard and home. We cant eliminate them completely but will for sure greatly reduce the (the flies will go to your neighbors yards that are full of dog poop)

Did you know that hiring a pet waste removal service is getting as common today as hiring a landscaper, house cleaner or anyone to help with the household duties?
Dog poop bag stations have become a customary item at all dog parks, apartments and HOA communities. 

Ok, Now that you know all the facts you probably have some questions. That's Great We Love Questions!

Tips For Your Trip to The Dog Park!

We frequently take our dogs to the dog park and have learned a few tips from watching our dogs and from other dog owners voicing their concerns.

I've heard a lot of people say to leave your dog on its leash the first time you visit the park. Their reasoning is that if your dog or another dog were to get aggressive you could easily step in and "yank" your dog away from the other dog. I don't know what your experience is with this but our was not a good one. We found that the other dogs and our dog were much more aggressive when a dog was on its leash at the park but as soon as the leash was off they were all happy, sniffing bottoms and playing. Everyone I talked to at our park says it's less stressful for the dog to be off his leash and will make him more friendly to other dogs. You can try both ways and let us know what worked best for you.

Tip #1 - Pay attention to your dog - Watch your dog at the park just like you would watch your human babies at their park. You need to make sure they are being friendly to the other dogs and also make sure other dogs are being friendly towards them. And of course you know this since you're on our site, but you need to know when your dog's poop so that you can clean it up.

Tip #2 - Hydrate your dog - Dogs run around and play much harder at the park than they do at home. Please make sure you bring water with you to keep your dog hydrated. Most parks have a water source and bowls for dog's to drink out of. If your dog drinks all the water go ahead and fill the bowl back up for the other dog's.

Tip #3 - Don't use the dog park as a way to get out of taking your dog for a walk - There are times that an overly excited dog can make non-aggressive dogs become aggressive. If a dog has been there for awhile and your dog shows up losing his mind, he could irritate other dogs and cause a fight. One way to make him calmer and get "the walk" out of the way is to park a block or two away from the dog park, put your dog on a leash and give him a nice walk to get all his initial excitement under control.

Tip #4 - Teach your dog commands before going to the park - This was a huge mistake for us. My dog had no idea what "COME" meant or "HERE" and he quickly learned that when I yelled those commands it meant I wanted to play a game of chase! Make sure your dog understands what "no" "come" and "here" means before you let them out in a wide open park.

Tip #5 - Last but not least and the most important tip to follow is to make sure that your dog is spayed or neutered, has all his shots, and is not caring an illness. Nobody wants their dog getting pregnant at the dog park or getting sick. Please never bring a sick dog to the park.

Have fun and enjoy your time at the park with your fur baby!