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 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 poop scooper LongmontWe’ve been fortunate to enjoy a mostly mild winter so far in Boulder County but temperatures are expected to stay in the 20s next week and a few more frigid days are sure to come before Spring arrives. The cold weather doesn’t deter the staff at Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont in our dog poop scooper service, but we thought we’d provide the following tips so our clients can ensure their pets stay safe and warm during these last days of winter.

How to Protect Your Dog in Cold Weather

  • Keep pets indoors– Pets noses, ears and paw pads can freeze quickly, and they are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia when the temperature drops. Very young or old dogs should always be supervised outside, and short-haired dogs may need the added protection of a sweater.
  • Take precautions when outside– When pets are kept outside for long periods, they must have a waterproof shelter that is a few inches off the ground with the door covered in heavy plastic and facing away from the wind.
  • Increase food– If your pet does spend time outdoors, they’ll need more food than normal since their body will burn more calories to stay warm.
  • Use plastic bowls– Your dog’s tongue could stick to freezing metal, so use a plastic water dish outside and check it often to ensure it’s not frozen.
  • Protect paws from salt– After walking on treated sidewalks, wipe their paws to remove salt and other chemicals before your pet licks them.
  • Prevent antifreeze poisoning– Be sure to store antifreeze out of reach, especially because it has a sweet taste that could attract your pet.
  • Keep an eye out– If you notice a pet left out in potentially harmful weather take a photo and contact the local animal control agency with the date, time, location and details of the situation.

Your pooch is happiest when by your side, so keep them inside in winter- except for walks and to greet the Scoopy Doo’s staff during our regular dog poop scooper service visits! These recommendations were made by the Humane Society of the United States, and found under the Longmont Humane Society’s Dog Care Tips– check out their website for more helpful information!