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If you own a dog, chances are you’ve witnessed the horrific sight of him eating poop. It’s bad enough that we must see our pups lick their bottoms, but poop eating – well, that just crosses the line! Although this phenomenon can be disturbing, especially to us humans, there are reasons that canines might want to feast on feces, and believe it or not, there is a scientific name for it!

Coprophagia (kop-ruh-fey-jee-uh) means to consume feces. You might be wondering who came up with this scientific term, at least I know I did! Anyway, it’s common in dogs and other animal species, and according to The American Kennel Club, it’s normal for dogs and pups to eat poop at various stages of their lives. From cat crap and goose droppings, to eating their own waste, some dogs like poop, and if your four-legged friend is one of those, here are a few things to consider…

  • Puppies are more likely to eat poop, because they’re puppies.
  • Multi-animal households tend to see the habit more than that of single animal homes.
  • In adult dogs, environment stresses or underlying health issues could be the cause of their need to eat poop.
  • Female fur friends tend to enjoy poop more than their male counterparts.
  • Apparently, dogs seem to enjoy only the ‘fresh’ stuff.
  • A dog that eats its own droppings is okay, but it’s not healthy for it to eat another animal’s dung.

While this behavior is normal, especially in puppies, it’s always a good idea to try and break the habit. Providing your canine with dietary supplements and keeping your pup’s environment free of feces is a great start. If the habit becomes persistent, talk to your vet and have your doggie’s health checked, just to be safe.

Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont cares about your pup and the environment it lives in. If you need help with dog waste removal, we are a professional pooper scooper providing residential, commercial, and HOA dog poop removal services in Longmont, Boulder, Niwot, and throughout the neighboring communities. Give the experienced team at Scoopy Doo’s a call today. We do the dirty work so you don’t have to!

When it comes to professional, courteous pet waste removal services in Firestone, Scoopy Doo’s is the team to call! We have serviced satisfied commercial, HOA, and residential clients in Firestone, Frederick, Longmont, and throughout the Northern Colorado Front Range since 1993! Our business thrives because of personal referrals from our dedicated customers and our commitment to provide competent, trusted pet poop services that help keep Colorado clean.

A professional team of pooper scoopers coupled with affordable prices is exactly what you’ll get when you partner with Scoopy Doo’s for your pet waste removal needs. We are thorough and efficient, and we guarantee that all pet waste will be removed from every inch of your property, after every visit. We are confident that you will love what we do.

Our professional services at Scoopy Doo’s include:

Our small group of poop scoop specialists take the time to get to know your canine so that trust is gained, and a friendship is formed. We know dogs and have extensive experience with virtually all breeds, of any age. Making your pup feel comfortable in our presence is our top priority. When we perform our pet waste removal services, we want your dog to feel at ease with us.

With over 20 years of trusted, professional poop scooper services in Firestone and the surrounding communities, Scoopy Doo’s is the one to call for all your pet waste removal needs. When you’re ready to take a load off and let someone else do all the dirty work, contact the friendly team at Scoopy Doo’s, because your dog’s business is our business!

Nothing says fun like Summer! From family vacations and camping trips, to cookouts, pool parties, or just a lazy day fishing, folks in Colorado love having fun in the sun and take advantage of these, and other outdoor activities any chance they get. Because our furry friends are often a part of our leisurely interests, it’s important to understand the safety issues our canines can face this time of year.

Since it’s likely that your four-legged friend will want to be a part of your outdoor activities, here’s a few tips to keep your pup safe this summer:

  • Parasite Prevention:  Summer invites mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other insects that can cause detrimental health issues should your pup not be protected. Talk to your veterinarian about ways to prevent parasites and minimize the risks associated with these pests.
  • Sunblock:  Just as with humans, pets can get sunburns. Find a sunblock that is suitable for dogs and use it!
  • Don’t Forget the Shade:  If your family pet must be outside, make sure they have plenty of shade. The hot sun will not only sunburn your pooch, it can cause heat stroke. On really hot days, it’s best to let your pup stay indoors.
  • Plant Patrol:  With summer comes an array of plants, flowers, and weeds. Educate yourself on the plants growing in or around your yard and keep your pup away from those that can poison him.
  • Paw Protection:  Anyone knows that hot asphalt burns the bottom of a bare foot. The same holds true for a puppy’s paws. Not only can hot pavement burn your pup, it can raise his temperature, causing the potential of overheating. On hot sunny days, take precautionary measures to protect your canine’s paws by using doggy shoes, or wait until it’s cool enough to safely take your bestie on a stroll.
  • Hydration:  Keep plenty of fresh water available for Rover. A dog needs lots of water to keep his body temperature from becoming too elevated. A regularly maintained kiddie pool can be a great way to provide water access, and who knows, your pup might enjoy a nice swim to cool him off!
  • The Obvious!:  Never, I repeat, never leave your canine companion in the car! A five-minute errand could mean a heat stroke for your pet, so it’s best to leave him at home.

When out enjoying some summertime fun with your four-legged friend, don’t forget to carry pet waste bags because dogs do poop! Do the right thing and help keep your community clean!

And don’t forget, if you live in Longmont, Niwot, Boulder or the neighboring communities and need a professional pooper scooper for your residential, commercial, or HOA property, call the experienced team at Scoopy Doo’s today! We do the dirty work so you don’t have to!

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Those hot, summer days in Colorado are fast approaching which means many of us will start planning activities that get us out to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. Chances are, your canine companion would appreciate being a part of those plans, and fortunately for her/him, there are several activities that you and your four-legged friend can enjoy together.

Summertime Fun for You and Your Dog

Splish-Splash – Most pups love water, and when it’s hot, most humans don’t mind it, either. Play time in a sprinkler or pool is a great way to entertain your pooch, especially if a good game of fetch is involved.

Cold Treats – Popsicles and frozen yogurt are must haves in the summer and when you decide to treat yourself, treat your dog, too! Fruits that are safe for you dog, along with meat broths and vegetables, can be turned into a frozen delight for your pet to enjoy on those hot, sunny days.

Date Night – Perhaps there’s a park in your area that offers movie nights, or maybe even a drive-in theater. If so, plan a night for you and your pooch to go watch a movie. Your best fur friend will love hanging out with you and it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget.

Hiking – Who doesn’t love hiking in Colorado! Get back to nature and take Fido with you. Not only is hiking good exercise, it can be a great adventure for you and your pup. Don’t forget to take plenty of water to stay hydrated and doggie waste bags to keep those trails clean.

Camping – Nothing says summer like a good, old-fashioned camping trip. With so many national parks and campsites, you’re sure to find one that is pet friendly. So, load up the dog and head into the wilderness for an amazing adventure that you and your pooch will never forget.

Dogs Day Out – Plan a weekly outing with your friends and their fur babies. Whether a walk around the block or a trip to the dog park, the exercise and socialization will be good for you and your canine.

Get to Class – From training classes to doggy yoga, there’s sure to be an activity that you and your pup will enjoy together. Check with local pet stores, the humane society, or parks to see what pet-friendly classes might be available this summer.

Summer is a great time to get out and bond with your canine companion but remember not to overdo it. Taking necessary precautions, such as wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen, and staying hydrated will help keep you safe in the sun. Make sure your pooch gets plenty of water and shade when out enjoying activities during the day, and if it’s too hot, keep activities to a minimum.

Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont wants you and your four-legged friend to have a safe and happy summer. When you’re out enjoying these or other activities, don’t forget to take along pet waste bags to clean up your doggy’s poo. If you live in Longmont, Boulder, Niwot, or the surrounding communities and need a professional residential or commercial dog poop removal service, call the trusted team at Scoopy Doo’s. They do the dirty work so you don’t have to!

cheap pet waste service LongmontPuppies, puppies, puppies! What’s not to love about these wonderful little fur babies? Between the sheer overload of cuteness and the way they make the heart so happy, baby canines are just impossible to resist. While pups are a delightful addition to any home or family, they do come with their own set of challenges, the greatest of those being potty training.

Pups are going to pee and poop, a lot, but with patience, consistency, and a little positive reinforcement, your new canine companion can quickly learn where he should take care of his business.

Tips for Successful Potty Training:

  • Stick to a Schedule: Just as with humans, our doggies do great when they have a routine. Schedule times for feeding, potty breaks, playtime, and walks. According to the AKC, it’s best to feed your puppy a good quality food, three small meals a day. Not only will this help you to determine scheduled potty breaks, it’s easier on your pup’s tiny tummy.
  • Crate Your Pup: Crate training your pup just makes good sense. Not only will it keep your fur baby safe when you aren’t at home, it will eliminate unnecessary messes throughout the house. It’s best to get a crate that is big enough for your puppy to comfortably stand up and move in, but not so big that it can poo and pee, yet still have room to sleep. In other words, dogs don’t care to do their business where they rest, so if they don’t have the room to “go”, they’ll be more inclined to let you know when it’s time for a bathroom break.
  • Pay Attention: Potty training is not an exact science, and since every puppy is different, it’s important to pay attention to your four-legged friend’s behavior. If you notice sniffing or pacing, or scratching in his kennel, these are good indications that your canine needs to potty.
  • Positive Reinforcement: Praise that pup when he does his business. Offering a treat right after elimination is a great reward for your fur baby and will reinforce this good behavior. If your puppy has a mishap, and they typically do, refrain from scolding, as this can put a damper on your relationship and progress. If you catch your little one in the act, quickly take him outside to finish. Patience and praise can go a long way in the potty-training process.

Training our four-legged friends takes work, but with patience and persistence, your canine will be doing his business outside in no time. And don’t forget, Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont will help clean it up. Scoopy Doo’s has been offering its dog waste and pet poo removal services since 1993. Call today for all your pet waste removal needs in Longmont and the surrounding area!