Dogtime Article: Tapeworms in Dogs

Tapeworms In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Mike Clark writes about a subject of great importance for all pooper-scoopers in the article at Dogtime.com

“If you see the signs of tapeworm infestation in your dog, [LET THE CLIENT KNOW SO THEY CAN] get to the veterinarian immediately so they can prescribe treatment. Here is what you should know about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tapeworm in dogs.”

Read more at http://dogtime.com/dog-health/55775-tapeworms-dogs-symptoms-causes-treatments#lDdSXeSWPIpVkHZ6.99

 

8 Essential Tips from PetMD

8 Essential Tips for Picking Up Dog Poop

“No one likes scooping pet waste. It’s messy and smelly, but cleaning up is a very necessary part of being a responsible pet parent.”

Read more about Effective Ways to Scoop the Poop, By Victoria Schade, at

http://www.petmd.com/dog/slideshows/8-essential-tips-picking-dog-poop

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Celebrate Service Dogs

Many professional scooping services are proud to offer generous discounts to clients with service dogs!

September is National Service Dog Month, a time designated to raising awareness and showing appreciation for the extraordinary work service animals do every day for the people in their care. National Service Dog Month honors these working dogs for making millions of lives better and safer.”

Learn more about guide dogs and other service dogs, and some organizations that help, in thisarticle Vicki Clinebell wrote this article for DogTime

Celebrate National Service Dog Month September 2017

 

3D Print Your Own Pet Toys and Novelties

With the increased availability and lowering prices of 3D printers, professional scoopers can now make a wide variety of very specialized items for the office, or for use in your vehicles, advertising specialties, and pet toys with the animal’s name or your company logo on them.

“3D printers can now be used to print a variety of pet products, toys and accessories. Name plates, hamster wheels, dog bones and bird perches are just a few of the endless array of items that are aptly suited for production using a 3D printer. ”

See this Article by by  at 3DPrint.com

https://3dprint.com/186415/3d-printing-for-pet-products/

3D Printing for Pet Products

It’s Important for the Environment

“Dog waste contains extremely high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen, and when added to the water, encourages rampant algae growth. This growth depletes oxygen levels in water, making it difficult for other aquatic organisms to survive.

“As dog waste decomposes, components can seep into the groundwater or run off into surface waters during rain events or snowmelt. The rivers and streams of the Wood River basin are fed almost entirely by rain and snow runoff, making our water systems particularly vulnerable. Therefore, every time dog waste is left on the trail, it adds to the pollution of our local waterways—the waterways that we depend on for drinking, irrigation and recreation.”

Hadley DeBree and Alisa McGowan, Environmental Resource Center, Ketchum

Read the full article at http://www.mtexpress.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/picking-up-dog-waste-is-important-for-valley-environment/article_5d4a42d4-8780-11e7-aefb-0b8ac5d9df65.html :

Picking up dog waste is important for valley environment