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 your dog’s poop!

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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!)

Here’s how & why to take a sample of your dog’s poop with you to the vet.

My Favorite Dog Poop Scoop & Poop Bags

I usually clean up the “land mines” in our backyard using this handy dandy dog poop 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!

Must see: Dog Poop Signs For Your Yard!

Other Great Dog Poop Scoops

About Lynnette

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money — so I 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 over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I’m truly 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 & helpful websites).

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