Is Dog Poop Killing Your Grass?
A common misconception is that all poop is fertilizer, so what your dog leaves on the grass should help it grow better.
This is not true.
Dogs have a diet high in animal proteins. This creates an acidic excrement which can kill your grass over time. The high nitrogen content of dog urine is also harmful to your grass. After repeated sprayings the nitrogen builds up to the point where it burns the grass, leaving those dead patches in your lawn.
You can minimize the impact of dog urine by watering your lawn, especially in the areas where your dog urinates.
To eliminate the impact of dog poop on your lawn, The Pet Butlers will come to your house and scoop the poop for you.
You may think your dog doesn’t produce all that much poop, so you don’t really have to worry about it. But did you know that the average-size dog produces 270 pounds of waste per year? And it can take up to a year for one pile of pet waste to fully biodegrade.
Dog Poop Contains Billions Of Bacteria
According to the Center for Disease Control, one pile of dog poop can contain 3 billion fecal bacteria. Pet waste can carry parasites like tapeworm, hookworm and ringworm. The eggs of these parasites can remain in your yard for years after the dog waste has disappeared, just waiting for you or your children to walk barefoot over that patch of grass and pick up a parasite.
Your pet’s waste also contains E. Coli bacteria and fecal coliform bacteria. These bacteria cause serious kidney problems, intestinal disorders, cramps, and diarrhea in humans.
Pet waste has even been classified as an environmental pollutant by the EPA. The bacteria and parasites the waste may contain can contaminate the local water supply.
We Remove Pet Waste
The Pet Butlers pick up your pet’s waste so you don’t have to. We do weekly or biweekly waste cleanup to remove the pet waste from your yard.
Weekly service for 1 dog is $16, 2 dogs is $18, 3 dogs is $20.
Biweekly waste cleanup for 1 dog is $22, for 2 dogs is $24, and 3 dogs is $26.
Keep your grass looking good and your yard free from harmful pet waste. Call us today at 314-482-0199 to set up a schedule for The Pet Butlers to remove the dog waste from your property.