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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!

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Just wanted all my dog lovers to know,we’re not just poop scoopers! Hope you enjoy knowing there is some truth still out there! Thanks so much Longmont, Boulder, Firestone, Fredrick, Lafayette, Lyons and Niwot for supporting small businesses!

With the world in chaos there is one super hero still fighting grime. Faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap four foot fences in a single bound. Look out in the yard, it’s a turd, its a blade, its Pooperman! Lets go with Pooperman for a day of grime fighting.

Rising early for my day of grime fighting, I suit up & head out to the first scene of the grime, as usual I clean up the grime scene & all seems normal. With no time to visit  I pas20161017_113748s Lois Lane in route to the next grime scene. I am right on the heels of the Piddler when something hits me from behind. I look up & it’s falling from the sky, I look around, I find myself surrounded. Surrounded by Kraptahide! Kraptahide is from the planted treenormaous, the only thing that weakens my ability to fight grime. Oh the agony of it all! The Piddler howls with delight as Kraptahide covers up his grime. Confused but not giving up, I muster up all my super abilities from years of grime fighting. The Piddler yelps out a riddle. What blows in the breeze? makes most humans sneeze? Kids pile in heaven up to their knees? It is definitely one of Pooperman peeves? Oh can anybody help me, the Kraptahide has slowed my thinking. Thank goodness? It’s Batman & his side kick Droppin Turd. ( Most people just know them as Batman & Droppin.) Can you help me solve this grime Batman & Droppin Turd? I can’t let the Piddler get away with this grime! Knowing Kraptahide only hits earth once a year, Droppin bounces around repeating the riddle. Ahh hah! breeze, sneeze, heaves, knees, & peeves! I know the answer it has to be Leaves! I love you Droppin Turd, you are Batman’s best friend.

Okay everybody it is that time of year. Time for your annual reminder to please clean your yards before winter really sets in. It will be hard enough battling the snow this winter. Tall grass & leaves make it nearly impossible to do a good job. Help Pooperman be a good grime fighter.

For all you folks  in Longmont, Niwot, Boulder, Firestone, Frederick, Lafayette & Louisville. We are doo-ing are best to take care of crap for you……… Dropping Turd…… Now that’s just funny!