Health

DoodyCalls Waste Resources

Toxic Dog Waste
Dog waste is an environmental pollutant. In 1991, it was labeled a non-point source pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), placing it in the same category as herbicides and insecticides; oil, grease and toxic chemicals; and acid drainage from abandoned mines. Read more >>

Community Pet-Waste Concerns
In the dog-eat-dog world of real estate, an area is only as good as its steadily increasing property values. And for areas overrun by smelly piles of dog poop, the “feces factor” could prove the weakest link to many homeowners and rental property managers. Read more >>

Whipworms
Whipworms are small, parasitic roundworms that have a tail shaped like a whip and live in the small intestines of dogs and other mammals. Whipworms attach themselves to the wall of the large intestine and feed off the blood of the dog.  Read more >>

Giardia
Giardia are parasitic, single-celled organisms called protozoa that live in the small intestine of dogs. Giardia protozoa prevent nutrients from being properly absorbed through the dog’s small intestine. Many dogs carry the infection, but do not display the disease. While these dogs show no symptoms of infection, they are highly contagious. Read more >>

Fecal Coliform Bacteria
Fecal coliforms include bacteria that may or may not originate from feces. Measuring for fecal coliforms reveals the overall contamination of water with E. Coli and other pathogens. Read more >>

Canine Parvovirus (Parvo)
Canine parvovirus is a very contagious small virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract of dogs. In young puppies, it may also damage the heart muscle. Canine parvovirus is commonly referred to as “parvo.” Read more >>

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