Beware of Dog (Poop)
Dog lovers beware...
Woof-woof waste does not a good fertilizer make. It is actually
toxic to your lawn, causing burns and unsightly discoloring.
More importantly, it has been estimated that a single gram
of dog feces can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria,
which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness,
and serious kidney disorders in humans.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) even estimates
that two or three days worth of droppings from a population
of about 100 dogs would contribute enough bacteria to temporarily
close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it,
to swimming and shellfishing.
Dog feces are one of the most common carriers of the following
Children, puppies, and kittens are most susceptible to pet-borne
illnesses because they have weaker immune systems than adults
|The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) deemed pet waste a "nonpoint source of pollution" in
1991, which put dog waste in the same category as oil and