Top 10 Reasons To Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop

Here’s a list of all the health reasons… why it’s important to pick up that poop!


photo via BitsAndPieces


1. Tapeworms

2. Roundworms

3. Cryptosporidium

4. Salmonellosis

5. Giardia

6. E. Coli

7. Parvovirus

8. The smell

9. Poo on shoes

10. The flies (which could bring with them: Shigellosis, Polio & Eye Diseases)

Source: The Poop Report. (Check out all the comments!)


Tips For Picking Up Dog Poop


Scoopin Poop With A Cool Pooper Scooper
Lynnette gets the job of scoopin poop while Jim mows the yard.
I usually clean up the “land mines” in our backyard using this handy dandy pooper-scooper and a Walmart bag. This grab-type scooper enables you to “attach” the bags, so your hands never even come close to the ‘goodies’. Plus, it’s a very sturdy and durable powerful grabber. I highly recommend it.

UPDATE: That pooper scooper the best way to pick up dog poop without having to touch anything and these are the best dog poop bags… ever!

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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