Know Your … uhm…. STUFF! Reading Doggie Diarrhea

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: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments
“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.”
Read more at http://dogtime.com/dog-health/1878-dog-diarrhea-wsu#jJMulzvbm27FZb7X.99

 

Dog Lovers Spend Whatever it Takes. Fortunately, Scooper Service Doesn’t Take Much!

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

Read more at:

Pets, Vets and Debts

Fortunately for us all, Pooper-Scooper service doesn’t present such a problem!

Scooper service is a terrific value!

Price is No Barrier When Only the Best Will Do

“You don’t have to send a dog to college. You could buy him a $10,000 doghouse and still come out ahead.”  – Bob Vetere, American Pet Products Association

 

These $450 Dog Jackets Are Completely Sold Out and…What?

Read the story at PureWow.dot com:

https://www.purewow.com/news/moncler-dog-jackets

These $450 Dog Jackets Are Completely Sold Out and...What?

Feel the Love!

Your neighbors will love you for having your yard cleaned regularly.

Your dog isn’t the only one who will LOVE having the yard cleaned regularly!  You will love being able to devote your precious little free time to the things you really want to do, and you will love not having do deal with the worst part about having a dog.

Your family will love the domestic tranquility of not having to fight over who has to shovel the dog poop.

Your clients will love that you can focus more on your professional projects.

And your neighbors will love that your yard isn’t attracting pests and stinkin’ up the neighborhood!

(And, if you have a neighbor who has a yard that needs to be cleaned, turn them on to pooper-scooper.com as a public service.)

 

The Privileging of Pets

People are spending more and more money on pets, increasingly regarding them as members of the family, substitutes for children, or even as companions superior to human beings.   As professionals in the pet care industry, pooper-scoopers must be aware not only of the depth of feeling that people have toward their animals for a number of positive reasons, but also that one of the things they love about their dogs compared to people is the trustworthiness and reliability they find in their furry companions.

This is why it is so important for those who own and manage dog waste removal services to be sensitive to the needs of their clients, provide “no questions asked” satisfaction guarantees with free re-cleaning of yards, ease of setting up service, and above all – reliability and dependability.

This article examines the issue of why “pet humanisation trends continue to accelerate” and why some people would rather trust their animals than other people.  As  writes at The Guardian,  “Who can blame us for anthropomorphising animals when it’s becoming harder to have faith in actual human beings?”

READ MORE:

We treat our pets as people. Is it because it’s getting harder to have faith in humans?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/16/we-treat-our-pets-as-people-is-it-because-its-getting-harder-to-have-faith-in-humans

Expanding the Roles of Service Dogs

It has been interesting – and gratifying – to see the areas into which people and dogs have been expanding their mutual support over the past 30 years. Pooper-scoopers are pleased and proud to be able to help  people keep their beloved helpers with them when they otherwise might not be able to keep up with all of the tasks involved with maintaining animal companionship.

“Seeing eye dogs were the first type of service dogs in the U.S., supporting the blind community. …

“As research on what dogs are capable of providing became more concrete, the Americans with Disabilities Act expanded the definition of service dogs in 1990 to include “any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.”

Read more at Rover.com:

Service Dogs Provide Alert Assistance for People with Diabetes

Service Dogs Provide Alert Assistance for People with Diabetes