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dog waste service LongmontAnxiety – If you or anyone you know has ever experienced it, you understand how that nervous uncertainty can affect the way in which one copes under stressful circumstances. Fortunately, there are tools that can help us better understand why we might experience such anxiety and ways to help ease it. This holds true with our canine companions. That’s right, humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from this disorder. While we may better understand the cause and effects of anxiety, our puppy pals may not. Just as with people, it’s good to be able to understand and identify what causes stress and anxiety in our fur babies to better help them cope.

While there are various reasons that can cause doggies to suffer from anxiety, separation anxiety is the most common, according to PetMD. Other causes can include past traumatic experiences, such as abuse, aging, illness, pain, depravation of socialization, or environmental factors, as in storms or loud noises. Our fur babies reactions to such causes can be mild to very severe, ranging from trembling to hiding, trying to escape, or even destructive behavior and dangerous aggression.

If you believe that your canine companion suffers from anxiety, there are steps that can be taken to help your furry friend.

  • Talk to Your Veterinarian: Get a definitive diagnosis. There could be underlying health issues causing the behavior.
  • Behavior Modification: Work on keeping your dog calm in stressful situations, such as thunderstorms. While a typical response would be to show reassurance in these instances, it’s not necessarily the right thing to do. Desensitizing, for example, is repeated exposure to stimuli that causes the fear or anxiety. This method is used with the goal of reducing the negative response in the pup over time.
  • Medication: There are medications available to treat extreme cases of anxiety and fear in doggies, but such medications aren’t suitable for all pets. Again, talk to your veterinarian about options.
  • Prevention: This is always the best measure, especially if you have a young pup. Environmental and social exposures at a very young age can greatly reduce fearful behavior and anxiety.

Helping your dog cope is key when it comes to overcoming the negative behavior exhibited from anxiety and fear.Identifying the cause of such fears is the first step in working towards a happy, healthy canine companion. If too much doggy doo is the problem, the team at Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont is always happy to help! Call us today for all of your pet poop removal needs.

Summer has arrived, which means more of us will be out with our canine companions enjoying all that beautiful Colorado has to offer. From hiking trails and bike paths, to reservoirs and dog parks, it’s easy to find a place to spend some quality outdoor time with our pups. That being said, it’s likely that you will encounter that abandoned pile of poo, left behind by some random “joe” lacking consideration for the rest of us. Don’t be that random “joe”, pick up your pup’s poop and help keep Colorado clean. If you need a dog poop removal company, Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont offers their services in Boulder, Longmont, and throughout Boulder County.

While doggy doo doesn’t necessarily impact the air quality, it can have a negative impact on our soil and water. For example, if dog poop ends up in a body of water, the decomposition can cause an overgrowth of weeds and algae due to certain pathogens and nutrients that are found in the poop. This can diminish the water quality, which directly affects the environment. Dog doody also contains parasites and bacteria that can easily be transmitted to humans via the soil (yuck!), so it’s important to not only pick up the poo but dispose of it properly. Be courteous of other humans and canines when you hit the great outdoors this summer. Your doggy will inevitably have to take care of business, so make it your business to clean it up!

Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont has been keeping Boulder County clean for over 20 years. Not only do they offer residential pet waste removal, but HOA’s and Commercial businesses can also take advantage of Scoopy Doo’s waste removal services. Don’t forget, Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont also sells environmentally friendly waste disposal bags that are 100% oxo-biodegradable. Call us today for all of your pet waste removal needs!

It’s going to be one hot summer! At least that’s what I’m hearing. Everyone knows how the Colorado sun can heat things up, and it typically does. We humans also know what precautions need to be taken on those hot, sultry days. Sunscreen, plenty of water, etc. etc., you know what to do, but do you know how to protect your pup?

Our canine companions can experience negative effects from the heat, just as we do, but there are ways to keep your pup cool this summer. Following these tips can help your fur baby beat the heat.

  • Preventative maintenance – Not just for autos, folks! Our doggies need preventative care, too. In this case, I’m talking about precautions against fleas, ticks, and other parasites that rear their ugly heads as temperatures rise. Make sure your pup is protected.
  • More water, please – Aside from panting, drinking water is about the only other way a doggie can cool down. It’s important to provide fresh water throughout the day.
  • Paws against pavement – The heat rarely interferes with our routine outings, and we sure don’t feel the scorching concrete beneath our feet, but we wear shoes! Typically, our four-legged friends don’t, so when it’s time to take Fido out for his daily walk, try to schedule those walks early in the day, or later in the evening. If this won’t work for you, keep Fido off the asphalt to avoid burns. He’ll appreciate it. (And don’t forget the water, especially on long outings!)
  • The doggy paddle – Let that doggie swim! A kiddie pool is an inexpensive investment that most pups will appreciate, especially in hot weather. A wet dog is way cool!
  • SPF 30 – Yes, our fur babies can sunburn, just as we do. If your canine has short or light hair, it’s a good idea to talk to your veterinarian about sunscreen (our version just won’t do).
  • The obvious – Never, never, never leave your dog in a hot car. The outside temp may be hot, but that automobile is much hotter. It takes no time at all for a dog to suffocate. It’s ok, leave him at home.

Throw some shade – If your doggy must be outside for any length of time, make sure there is adequate shade. She may sunbathe for a bit, but she’ll want a cool spot to sit in once she’s finished.Following these tips will ensure that your canine companion has a safe and happy summer. And if you need any assistance with your pup’s poop removal, don’t forget to call Scoopy Doo’s of Boulder County!

When it comes to poo, well let’s just say, it makes for a crappy conversation. Although it’s not the first thing that comes to mind when we search for insightful topics to discuss, it’s an important topic with Scoopy Doos in Longmont. We all poo, and with that, we know that there can be changes in our poo that might indicate a problem. It’s not any different for our canine companions. How they poop and what they poop really does matter.

Not all poo is created equal. Some dogs leave heaping mounds, while others might leave something that, otherwise, resembles a tootsie roll. Regardless, the act is relatively the same. Although our furry friends can’t talk, they can express their thoughts and feelings, and generally do so through their actions. This holds true while going number two. For example, if your pup cries while doing the doo, chances are he might be constipated. It’s important to know your dog’s poop, as well as his behavior while pooping.

I have watched my dogs poop on many occasions. My typical reaction is to turn my head and offer them some privacy because I just wouldn’t want anyone staring at me! I don’t make it a habit to examine what was left in my backyard, but I also understand that my pup won’t be able to tell me about her pile. So yes, at times, I will go look. The question is, what am I looking for?

A pile of poo comes nowhere close to that of a diamond, but according to www.petmd.com, a doggy’s doo should be examined, just like a diamond, based on the Four C’s of dog poop – color, consistency, content, and coating. So, know your pup’s poop, look for any changes according to the Four C’s, and seek treatment if your findings deem necessary.

As with people, dogs can experience changes in their doody. These changes are typically the result of diet. However, introducing a dog to a new medication, parasites, and illness can be factors that might require treatment. Whatever the cause, it’s important to know your dog’s doo, identify any changes, and do what’s necessary to get your pup pooping healthy!

Now that you know what to look for in your pup’s poo, it’s time to clean it up. Scoopy Doo’s in Longmont can help with all your poop removal needs.

dog poop scooper LongmontFor dog owners who enjoy sharing their stroll around a local lake or pond with their best friend, remember to keep your pooch out of the water. A favorite columnist with the Longmont Times Call, Johnnie St. Vrain, recently addressed a question regarding leash rules for pets visiting the city’s lakes. Below is the article that clarifies dogs are not allowed in any Longmont body of water (whether on-leash or off) except for the dog beach at Union Reservoir. The team of Scoopy Doo’s in Longmont hopes you continue to enjoy peaceful walks with your pet around the local lakes!

Dear Johnnie: Are there any rules about letting dogs loose or even on leash in Longmont’s ponds/lakes? I’m curious after an experience I had fishing at the fairgrounds pond on Memorial Day when I think I was the only person fishing in the whole place and a woman brought her two “little darlings” right next to me and let them loose in the water.

To me, this was incredibly rude, but it also made me wonder if the dogs should have been in the water in the first place. I’ve also seen families turn their dogs loose on the beach at McIntosh Lake. I think of the dog park in Evergreen that closed after nearby water got contaminated and how there’s always concern at Confluence Park in Denver about the same kind of thing in the summer and it makes me wonder. I love dogs, but come on. There’s a time and a place. — Gimme Some Space

Dear Gimme: Yes, there are rules, and they are quite clear.

The only places dogs may be off leash on public places in the city are at dog parks and at the dog beach at Union Reservoir.

No dog is allowed in any body of water in Longmont, other than that small part of Union, even if it is with a leash.

If a dog owner won’t leash her “little darlings” or keep them out of the lake after a polite request on your part, call animal control (303-651-8500). But remember that Longmont Animal Control avoids getting into “he said, she said” disagreements.

When I wrote about doggie “poo-peptrators” last year, Officer Tammy Deitz suggested video, with the owner and dog clearly identifiable, as a way to keep this from being your word against the dog owner’s, although I’d think that a couple of wet dogs at a lake might be evidence enough.

http://www.timescall.com/columnists/johnnie-st-vrain/ci_31067136/johnnie-st-vrain-what-are-rules-dogs-at

And remember, Scoopy Doo’s offers quality dog poop scooper services to Longmont, Niwot, Gunbarrel,Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Colorado. We personally take care of your dog’s business, so you don’t have to!