VIP Pups & their Parents

Dog mess is unhealthy

As a responsible pet parent, picking up after your dog is essential. Did you know that pet waste carries viruses, bacteria, and parasites? An average dog produces approximately 3/4 of a pound of waste daily. Though this may not be significant when considering a single dog, it is the accumulation of pet waste over a period of time that becomes an issue. Therefore, communities with higher populations of dogs have a greater risk of encountering infected pet waste. The following is a list of some of the more common viruses, bacteria, and parasites that can be found in pet waste along with links to their effects on people, especially children, and pups:

What can you do?

Always carry a bag to clean up after your pup. If it is dark out bring a flashlight to ensure you can find the pile. If your pup has an upset stomach and has diarrhea then do your best to clean up what you can.

If we all do our part we can really make a difference!

Today's technology bettering tomorrows health

As we list the bad things that can happen when coming in contact with fecal that is disease stricken, we also like to dream about the “what if”. What if there was not a fecal problem…cleaner environments, healthier people and their pups, no more getting mad at your neighbor. Just imagine being apart of the solution and teaming up with other responsible dog parents to see a success story in the #2 department!