Posts Categorized: Pet Waste Removal

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!

dog poop service Longmont Spring has arrived! The grass is turning green and the crocuses are blooming! Along with these welcome sights, you may also be noticing some unpleasant reminders of what was neglected over the winter- brown piles dotting your yard, local parks and favorite walking paths.

Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency rates the pollution level of pet waste as equal to herbicides, insecticides, oil, grease and sediment from mismanaged construction sites? These nonpoint source pollutants enter waterways from broad, generalized areas and drastically lower the water quality. Rain or melting snow collects pollutants as it flows across lawns and sidewalks into storm drains which dump directly into creeks and rivers. Keep our local water clean by hiring a dog poop service like Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont to ensure pet waste gets disposed of properly!

Protect Longmont’s Water by hiring a Dog Poop Service

  • Pet waste that is not picked up can enter our waterways without being treated at wastewater treatment facilities.
  • This untreated waste contains nutrients that can cause excessive algae and weed growth that hinders recreational water activities, such as swimming, boating and fishing.
  • The health of people is at risk too due to the possible bacteria being harbored within pet waste, including salmonella, roundworms and toxoplasmosis.
  • Fish and other aquatic life can die if the level of ammonia released by decomposing waste gets too high combined with lower oxygen caused by decomposition.

Spring is an especially hard time for stream ecosystems to deal with all the decomposing organic matter and road salt applied during winter. Easing the burden of our local waterways by hiring a reliable dog poop service like Scoopy Doo’s to remove polluting pet waste from your yard or neighborhood common areas is an easy and affordable step to take. And if you’d like to contribute on a bigger scale, consider participating in Longmont’s annual Clean-Up Green-Up campaign on April 7th to remove waste and beautify our community!

dog waste removal service LongmontHappy New Year! Did you know that 2018 is the Year of the Dog? While you probably thought about some habits you would like to change or goals you would like to achieve for yourself this year, did you also consider any for your dog? On PetMD, Dr. Jessica Vogelsang offers the following ideas to improve the health and happiness of your pet this year. Scoopy Doo’s goal for 2018 is to continue to provide the most affordable and reputable dog waste removal service in Longmont!

5 Resolutions for Dog Owners in 2018

  1. Measure their food– With 50% of pets in the U.S. classified as overweight, using a measuring cup to give your pet only the recommended amount will ensure they stay at a healthy weight. Puzzle feeders are a great tool to keep your dog entertained while regulating their treat intake!
  2. Try a new activity– Have you heard of doga or skijoring? Both are fun and healthy ways to enjoy time with your pet while you both get some good exercise in! Meet-up groups are another way to fit in physical activity and socializing for both you and Fido!
  3. Don’t skip their annual– Yearly veterinary exams are important at every stage of your dog’s life but especially as they age because common issues such as arthritis and diabetes are easier to manage when caught early.
  4. Groom them regularly– Brushing your pooch helps keep fur off your clothes and couch, keeps their coat shiny and is a relaxing activity that shows them how much you care for them. Address their oral hygiene as well with water additives, tartar-reducing treats, and the best method- brushing.
  5. Teach them a new trick– It’s just not true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks! In fact, the opposite is really the best advice- studies show that mental stimulation helps reduce cognitive decline in senior animals.

While we think all the above suggestions are great, we also would like to add a 6th:

Hire a pooper scooper– To enjoy more quality time with your pet and ensure their health as well as your family’s, contracting out dog waste removal is an excellent use of your time and money!

Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont has a long-standing reputation in the community for reliable and affordable dog waste removal service- call us today to check off an easy new year’s resolution!

dog waste service LongmontWith Fall almost over here in northern Colorado, pet owners may be considering a dog waste service to deal with all the hidden piles under the leaf piles! Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont offers affordable and reliable dog waste service in every season and through all kinds of weather. Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

FAQs of Our Dog Waste Service

  1. Does my gate need to be unlocked?

    During our initial consultation, we will discuss how to best gain access to your backyard. If you prefer to keep your gate locked, you can provide us with an extra key or the combination. Other clients just leave their gate unlocked on the day of their service. If there is an additional area besides the backyard that you would like serviced, please also mention this during the consult.

  2. Can my dog be outside while you’re working?

    The highlight of this job is getting to interact with your furry family member(s)! We have experience befriending all ages and breeds of dogs, but have encountered some pups that will not allow us to enter the yard. If your pet is fearful of strangers or might react aggressively, we ask that they be kept inside or confined on our service day.

  3. Will be my service be delayed for bad weather?

    Your pet has to do their business no matter what the weather is so we will also do our job in all weather conditions, unless safety is a concern. If a severe weather alert has been issued for the area, we will monitor conditions and adjust our schedule if necessary. We work year round, through every season.

  4. Do you work on holidays?

    We observe July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day but will work ahead of schedule during these weeks. It is important to us for our clients to have a clean property so they can enjoy spending time with their family on these special days!

  5. What if I go on vacation or need to cancel service?

    Whether you would like to skip one day, postpone service for an extended period or cancel altogether, we just ask to be given 48 hours notice via phone or email. We do not require our clients to sign a contract, so you can cancel at anytime- we strive to make our service convenient, never a hassle!

If you have any other questions, we would be happy to discuss the details of Scoopy Doo’s dog waste service– call or email us today! We look forward to talking with you!