Picking up after your dog is a responsibility that comes with being a pet owner. Not a fun one, but that's where we come in! Some folks pause services over the winter, since the family time spent outside seems to decrease, but you really should consider continuing service year round, no matter what. In the colder months, it can be tempting to let the pick-ups slide, especially if you're not a fan of braving the cold weather. Here's why it's important to continue your regular dog pooper scooper service throughout the winter, even in your own backyard.
First and foremost, failing to pick up after your dog can have icky consequences for the environment. Dog feces can contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can contaminate water sources and pose a risk to both human and animal health. In the winter, when snow and ice can prevent these contaminants from properly breaking down, the risk is even greater. The poo is dormant in the winter, so when the spring comes to thaw, even more parasites can be unleashed from the accumulation of waste! By continuing to have us pick up after your dog, you can help prevent the spread of these harmful bacteria and protect the health of your family and community.
Additionally, failing to pick dog waste can also create an unpleasant environment for you and your family. Nobody wants to step in a pile of dog poop, and if you're not regularly cleaning up after your pet, you're likely to create a potential nasty encounter for those in your own backyard. In the winter, when grass and other surfaces may be covered in snow, it can be even harder to avoid these unpleasant surprises. No one wants a snowball thrown at them with a poopy center or getting up from a perfectly crafted snow angel to see smears of poop! By continuing have us pick up after your dog, you can ensure that your own backyard remains a clean and safe space for you and your family to enjoy, even in the winter.
Finally, having us pick up after your dog is one less chore for you and it feels good! I know my anxiety and stress lowers when my home and property are neat and tidy. If someone helps me accomplish that, it's even better! Like the quote says "don't eat yellow snow", might we also add "don't frolic in a winter backyard that hasn't been cleaned by Little Landmines!"
In conclusion, continuing your regular dog pooper scooper service throughout the winter, even in your own backyard, is important for a number of reasons. It helps protect the environment, ensures that your backyard remains clean and safe, and lessens your to-do list and allowing more free time. So even if it's cold outside, remember to let us help keep your yard clean and landmine free! Make sure you let us know how we can help!
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