Cleaning up after your dog is a necessary part of having a pet. Your neighbors will appreciate the gesture and you’ll have a much cleaner yard. At Dog Butler, we understand that you don’t always have time to prioritize your dog waste removal. If you do not believe that it needs to be taken care of regularly, we have five reasons why it should be.
Dog poop has a lot of germs in it. If you let it sit in your lawn and harden, you can be at risk of bacteria like E. coli and salmonella as well as roundworms and parvovirus. Your dog can get infected with these diseases then bring them into your home. What’s more, these diseases can get into the groundwater and get carried into the water supply. This puts you and your neighborhood at risk of contracting some of these illnesses.
Gets rid of the odor
It’s no mystery that dog poop smells terrible. Did you know that you can essentially go blind to the smell of your dog’s poop because you’re around it so much? This is a real condition called anosmia where you simply get so used to a smell that it doesn’t bother you anymore. Although, you might have friends come over who notice that smell of the dog poop because they’re not used to it. If the smell gets bad enough that you start to notice it, there’s a chance it’s reached a point where friends who visit might find it offensive.
Better for your grass
Cow, sheep, and goat manure are great for your grass because these are animals that graze on grass. This means that their manure is high in nitrogen, which is returned to the soil and grass. Dogs, however, don’t graze on plants so their poop doesn’t have the necessary nutrients that your grass needs to grow thick and healthy. Rather, your dog’s poop is far too acidic to do any good for your grass and will actually kill the spot it’s lying in if left for too long. You can keep your lawn from looking spotted with yellow dead spots by having an expert handle your dog waste removal.
Saves you time
You have a busy schedule and even the 20 or 30 minutes it might take to walk through your yard to clean up after your dog might not fit into your schedule. This is perfectly reasonable and why you’ll want to pay someone else to do it for you. You can go about your day and finally relax in the evening without having to worry about taking the time to scoop the poop from your yard.
Reduces the chance of your dog eating it
It’s gross to think about, but dogs have been known to eat their poop. If you’re not able to get to it fast enough, you could end up with a dog thinking they’ve left treats for themself out in the yard. An expert at dog waste removal will ensure that your yard is regularly cleaned up so you don’t have to worry about your dog contracting a disease or parasite because their curiosity got the best of them.
Call to schedule service
If you’d like to learn more about Dog Butler and our dog waste removal services, get in touch with us by calling 203-610-5737 or sending a message using our online contact form. You might have caught us at the Westport Dog Festival on Oct. 17, 2021. We can help scoop the poop in your yard so it can stay clean and healthy for you, your family, and your dog.