Who else comes running to greet you after a hard day’s work? Cuddles with you when nothing seems to be going your way? Trusts and adores you whole-heartily? We at PAWS know how rewarding it can be to be a dog owner. We also know how important it is to keep your dog healthy and happy as we provide a clean and safe environment. The following health facts are reasons we take dog poop scooping seriously.
Vet Tech Scooper on Poop Patrol: When you hire PAWS; an experienced vet technician is always present and on poop patrol. Not only do we clean your yard weekly, we pay close attention to any noticeable changes in your pet’s stool, which could indicate an unhealthy pet. With over 18 years of veterinary technician experience we can recognize most stool abnormalities that other companies are not trained to spot. When we notice a change, we will notify you. Our educated assessment could be valuable information for your veterinarian.
Most dogs carry parasitic worms at some point in their lives. Worms can be hazardous to your pet’s health and also potentially to the health of the people who come into contact with it, causing zoonotic diseases: diseases that can be passed from animals to people.
Animal feces are one of the most common sources of the following diseases:
- Parvovirus is one of the deadliest diseases in the dog population, particularly among puppies. Gaining entry through the mouth, the virus attacks the digestive tract and kills cells that are critical in the absorption of nutrients. Severe fluid loss through diarrhea and vomiting can lead to death. Parvo also temporarily affects a dog’s immune system and can lead to heart failure in some young dogs.
- Whipworms are blood suckers, tunneling into the wall of the intestine for their blood meals. Vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss are common symptoms, and in large numbers, these parasites can cause anemia.
- Hookworms are blood suckers attaching to the intestinal wall where they suck plugs of the intestinal tissue into their mouth structures. Anemia and/or intense inflammation can result. Hookworm infections can be passed to humans.
- Roundworms (ascarids) can affect the lungs and the digestive system, with typical signs being vomiting and diarrhea. Convulsions can occur with heavy infections and the disease can spread to humans.
- Giardia is a parasites that can cause diarrhea in dogs.
- Coccidia are parasites that can cause diarrhea, especially in puppies.
The best way to prevent these and many bacterial infections dogs can acquire from stool, is to remove the feces and take the advice of your vet about keeping current on your vaccinations, fecal examinations and de-worming.
FLY Control: Flies consume and lay eggs in feces. These same flies come into your homes and land on your counter near your food. Eliminating their breeding ground is the preferred method for control.
Prevent stool eating; most dogs will engage in this unsavory practice at some point in their life, especially the young dogs. We help prevent this occasional indiscretion from becoming a life long habit by removing the feces from your yard.
The Type of Feed does make a difference. Higher quality dog foods are easier to digest, achieving more optimal absorption of nutrients into their system. The lower quality brands contain more fillers which are not absorbed into their system thus creating more brown piles in your yard.
The Pet Beastro offers great healthy food for your pet. Pet Beastro is also a proud Michigan company.