By Bryant, Carol | Pet360
This month kicked off with "International Pooper Scooper Week" on April 1 and will end with a similarly themed weekly ahem …celebration: "National Scoop the Poop Week."
To commemorate both - and that daily ritual for pet parents - we separate the fact from the fiction about disposing pet poop.
Flushing dog poop down the toilet - without a bag, only the waste - is perhaps the best disposal method, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Resources Defense Council. Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into storm drains, and eventually into local waterbodies.
But cat feces should never be flushed, as it may contain Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that can infect people and animals. Municipal water treatment systems do not always kill this parasite.Fiction
Leaving dog poop behind is good for the soil. Reality: In order for feces from aRead More »from Fact and Fiction About Dog Poop