How to Dispose of Solid Dog Waste

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Disposing of solid dog waste can be done in many different ways. Solid waste should be picked up from the yard regularly---if it is left in the yard too long, the yard will start to smell, especially in the spring, once the frozen waste and snow melt. If you have children, solid dog waste should be disposed of frequently so that the children do not step in the waste. Also, certain diseases, such as the parvovirus, are carried in waste. While parvovirus is not contagious to humans, it is very contagious to other dogs.

Pick up the solid waste in the yard with a pooper-scooper or rake and shovel. Put the solid waste in a plastic bag. Hose the area down, if needed.

Invest in a dog waste sewer-line attachment. The attachment screws into the sewer clean-out drain. It has a handle on it. Simply rake the waste onto a shovel or pooper-scooper and then deposit it in the sewer-line attachment.

Carry a plastic bag with you while walking the dog. Always clean up after your dog when the dog defecates in a public area or on someone else's lawn. Put your hand inside the bag and then pick up the faeces. Turn the bag inside out (with the faeces inside) and tie the bag shut. For longer walks, you might consider bringing more than one bag, if your dog is prone to defecating more than once during the walk.

Dispose of the bags of waste in a proper trash receptacle.

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