how your pet's poop CAN AFFECT the environment
Dog food is extremely nutrient dense, and when dog waste is not disposed of properly it introduces these excess nutrients into the ecosystem.
Here are the numbers
One gram of dog poop can contain up to 23 million fecal coliform bacteria. Dog poop can also carry whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, parvo, giardia, salmonella, cryptosporidium, and campylobacter.
No poop left behind
A Leave No Trace study in Boulder, Colorado's Open Space and Mountain Parks noted that 60,000 pounds of dog poop is left behind each year in just this 45,000 acre park.
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It might not seem like a stormwater problem, but animal waste is one of the many seemingly small sources of pollution that can add up to big problems for water quality, and even human health. Animal waste contains two main types of pollutants that harm local waters: nutrients and
pathogens. When this waste ends up in water bodies, it decomposes, releasing nutrients that cause excessive growth of algae and weeds. This makes the water murky, green, smelly, and even unusable for swimming, boating, or fishing. The pathogens, disease-causing bacteria and viruses, can also make local waters un-swimmable and un-fishable, and have caused severe illness in humans.
Animal waste doesn’t simply decompose. The easiest way to avoid these problems is to clean up after your pet each and every time, and dispose of your pet's waste properly!
Where's the nearest trash can? It's nowhere in sight, but don't fret! We made our pouch with the great outdoors in mind. You won't be finding trash bins in the awesome places super adventurous people like you will be going. Keep treking on that trashcan-less trail, road or sidewalk with your Kangapoo.