According to Tallahassee’s Think About Personal Pollution campaign, dogs have an especially large number of intestinal bacteria to digest [a] wide variety of food, about 23 million bacteria per gram of waste.
And the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District puts it this way: Due to dogs’ high-protein diets, their waste is highly acidic. It is not a fertilizer and can contain 10 times as much fecal coliform bacteria as cow manure, and also a whole lot of nasty stuff like e. coli, salmonella, and giardia.
So, do the downward dog, and pick up your dog’s poop!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!