Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Smelly Subject

AP here:
Look Poop happens! It is a fact of life and if you have a baby or a dog you have had a discussion about poop with your vet, your peditraician and/or your friends. Dog owners that really care for their pets know that not only does "poop happen" but you should be paying attention to it. It is a marker of your dogs health and dietary habits. No one likes to pick up poop but if you really care about your dog and others you will. The consequences of not picking up after your dog are really nasty. All dogs harbor so-called coliform bacteria, which live in the gut. The group includes E. coli, a bacterium that can cause disease, and fecal coliform bacteria, which spread through feces. Dogs also carry salmonella and giardia both of which can make you, your dog and others very sick. Coliform bacteria is what can and does contaminate streams, rivers and lakes and make them unsafe. I personally do not want to step in your dogs waste nor do I want Tonka, his friends or anyone else to have to deal with it. So instead of polluting the environment and poisoning other animals including humans just PICK UP THE POOP.

1 comment:

Bertha said...

Only AP could make poop a learning topic!