Dog Waste Facts

Is your yard full of pet waste? Just because it's natural doesn't mean it's good for your yard. Dog waste is harmful to plant life and is a breeding ground for pathogens. Top Dog Pet Waste Removal helps you clean up your yard quick and easy!

Learn more about why you need Top Dog Pet Waste Removal - you may be surprised!
1) Dog Poop is NOT Fertilizer!
Dog poop in particular is not fertilizer like cow manure. Contrary to popular opinion, not all poop is created equal. Dog's have a high protein-based diet that creates a very acidic excrement or waste product. Far more info than you ever wanted to know about your favorite furry friend's business, right? But, it's true. Cow manure is good for vegetation because it started out as vegetation. Dogs' diets are very different. Most dog foods today are composed of beef, chicken and/or pork products. This creates a highly acidic waste product that is bad for your grass and can leave your backyard looking like not much of a yard at all.
2) Dog waste is a significant host of bacteria that is harmful to humans.
One gram of dog waste can contain 23 million fecal coli form bacteria. Dog waste can spread Giardia and salmonella, as well.
3) Not picking up after your dog might be illegal.
Most metropolitan areas have imposed fines, some cities up to $750 if you don't pick up after your dog in a public place. Many cities are looking into legislation that will apply to private property as well because of its impact on the environment.
4) Parasites formed in dog waste can be passed on to children, other dogs and even themselves.
Some of the possible ways a dog or cat can obtain various different parasites, viruses and stages of bacteria from their own poop include rolling in their feces, pawing at it, and in rare instances, even eating it (coprophagy). Some ailments that can affect humans are trichinosis, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, Giardia and Coccidian.
5) One pile of pet waste can take a year or more to fully breakdown.
It's not too late! No matter how bad you think your backyard is, it can be saved! We've seen our customers' backyards turn from a brown smelly poo-land that everyone avoids like the plague to a thriving lush green haven in just a matter of weeks when our regular scooping service is used. Top Dog Pet Waste Removal Service has a solution for you. We offer solutions to get your yard back to a safe and fun place to be for you and your family.
Call for an appointment, estimate or consultation at 810-512-8151 or visit our FAQ page for more information about our services and service rates .