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!

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!

pooper scooper Longmont The holidays are in full swing and while it is a (mostly) wonderful time of year for people, pets can feel differently. There are many things that occupy pet owners time during this season from shopping to cooking to celebrating but dogs still need attention, especially those that suffer from stranger or separation anxiety. Below are some suggestions that will keep your pet happy over the holidays, and might we also suggest hiring a reliable and surprisingly affordable pooper scooper, like Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont, to make your life easier during this busy time of year!

Your Longmont Pooper Scooper Tips to Keeping Your Dog Stress-Free this Holiday

  • Try your best to stick to your normal routine. Feeding, walking and letting your dog out to potty as close to the same times as possible everyday will help immensely to prevent anxiety.
  • Be sure your pooch wears their collar and tags at all times just in case they slip out as guests and deliveries come and go.
  • If you have family or friends staying with you, keep your pet’s crate or bed in a quiet area where they feel safe to escape to if feeling nervous or overwhelmed.
  • If you will be away from home for extended periods of time, leaving toys and treats to occupy your dog will avoid boredom and coming home to damaged things you didn’t want chewed.
  • Remember that some holiday treats are toxic for your dog, such as chocolate, grapes or raisins, coffee and alcohol! If your pet is young or curious, you may want to keep ornaments out of their reach as well.

We wish you safe and happy holiday celebrations, and would also like to say thank you for letting us enjoy your pets this past year! All of us at Scoopy Doo’s in Longmont look forward to continuing to be your reliable pooper scooper in 2018!

 

Source: https://www.arrowheadscoopers.com/keep-your-dog-stress-free-this-holiday-season/