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The Poop on Poop: Just Scoop!


Invariably, with the first snow –  I don’t hear about towed cars (on snow routes), I hear about people picking up the poo even less often than at other times of the year.  Do people think the stuff melts with snow?

It’s true there are some potential health issues to people, according to parisitologist Dr. Dwight Bowman of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine including roundworm, salmonella and camplobacteriosis. Giardia, roundworm and whipworm can be spread to other dogs. There’s also a concern of run-off into drinking water. Although Bowman, incoming president of the Companion Animal Parasite Council, points out that the issue is over-played in some media reports. “Primarily wildlife, including birds, are responsible,” he says. 

Traditional plastic bags used to pick up can sit in landfills for decades before disintegrating. Biodegradable poop bags are an ecological choice. In any case, Scoop the Poop!


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