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The thought of flies being attracted to the dog poop in your yard, and then moving on to your patio furniture, and into your living room and dining room, is gross enough and already a good reason not to let the mess in the yard accumulate. And now there’s even more specific research into how dangerous it might be to let that yard go uncleaned!
According to Valuewalk.com,
“Scientific Reports found that two of the most common or garden insects – houseflies and blowflies – are both capable of carrying hundreds of different bacteria. And the bad news is that a significant portion of this is ultimately harmful to humans.”
And it might be even more important to keep the yard clean in the city and suburbs than out in the country!
Another interesting morsel of information which cropped up in the study is that houseflies residing in urban environments picked up more germs than those living in rural areas.
“It will really make you think twice about eating that potato salad that’s been sitting out at your next picnic.”
Read the whole story at http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/11/houseflies-dangerous-disease-study/ :
“Dog ownership has many benefits, and we may now be able to count better heart health as one of them. However, as many dog owners may agree, the main reason for owning a dog is the sheer joy.” – Dr Mike Knapton of the British Heart Foundation
Another study finds a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in people who have dogs.
“Earlier this month Marin supervisors approved a contract for a pet waste removal service they’ve used before to scour our open spaces twice a week to clean up after dog owners and walkers who can’t — dare I say won’t — pick up after their dogs. … emptying and relining dog waste cans by the open space gates, and restocking the dispensers holding biodegradable pet waste bags.”
Tidy Turf Pet Waste Removal of Sonoma, California was awarded the job of helping to keep the trails and open spaces of Marin clean, beautiful, pleasant and healthful.
“It’s not an easy job,” said Brian Sanford, Marin Open Space District superintendent.
Read the full article by Vicki Larson, at the Marin Independent Journal, here: http://www.marinij.com/lifestyle/20171113/its-a-crappy-job-but-someone-has-to-do-it
Continuing Education for pooper-scoopers:
Knowing when and what to tell clients about what you see adds value to your service. Dogtime ran this article that will be very helpful in knowing what to look for in dog stool. Color, texture, and more characteristics of dog stool can carry important information about the dog’s health. Your expertise in this topic can make you much more than “just a poop scooper.”
“Diarrhea in dogs is the passing of loose or liquid stool more frequently than usual. Treatment for diarrhea can be simple or more complicated depending on the underlying cause. Diarrhea symptoms could be related to problems with your dog’s small intestine, large intestine, or other organs. To help your veterinarian determine the cause, be prepared to answer questions about your dog’s diet, habits, and environment, as well as specific details about the diarrhea. Once your veterinarian has narrowed the list of possible culprits, they can plan for specific tests to determine the exact cause and treatment. Here is what you should know about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for diarrhea in dogs.”
Life is better with dogs, and people are increasingly spending big bucks on pets. How much is too much? For some dog-lovers, it seems that no amount is too great.
Steve Burgess explores the issue in this article at the Calgary Herald:
“We get people who want to euthanize their animals because of fleas. On the other hand I know a woman who took her cat down to UC Davis in California for a kidney transplant—it probably cost about $100,000.” –Dr. Adrian Walton of Dewdney Animal Hospital
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