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Bundle Up!

Colorado winters can be harsh. Cold temperatures mixed with strong winds, snow, and/or freezing rain can chill you to the bone! The same holds true for our canine companions. And while it’s easy to assume that a pup’s fur will keep them warm enough, chances are if you are cold, your four-legged buddy is too. As you prepare for the winter weather that lies ahead, it’s equally important to consider your pup and take preventative measures that will keep them happy and safe in the cold months ahead.

Coats for Canines – If you need to bundle up to stay warm outside, your little furry friend probably does too. From sweaters and coats, to hats and snow boots, there are plenty of wardrobe options for your canine. Yes, your dog might find it less amusing than you to be all dressed up, but trust me, he/she will forgive you.

No-Shave Winter – There’s nothing wrong with a good grooming, especially in the summer months, but even us humans tend to minimize our shaving habits when the weather turns cold. A dog’s fur adds warmth in the winter, so aside from an occasional trim, let it be.

Paw Protection – Your dog’s paws are sensitive. Just as you would protect those furry feet in the summer, it’s equally important to protect them in the winter. Dog booties will not only protect your pet’s paws from the cold but can protect them from chemicals and salts that are used to combat icy conditions. Petroleum jelly can also be applied to pet paws to help protect them from irritants and chemicals if booties aren’t an option.

Benji It’s Cold Outside – Freezing temperatures make for a great excuse to stay indoors. When it’s frigid outside, keep your canine inside where it’s warm.

Age Matters – Cold weather can be harder on puppies and senior dogs, just as it can be on humans. Limit outdoor activity for any pet, especially those who are young and old.

Let’s Eat! – Staying warm burns more calories, so make sure your canine gets plenty of food and water during the cold, winter months.

These and other precautionary measures, such as limiting bath time, keeping your pup on a leash, avoiding frozen ponds or lakes, and cleaning up antifreeze spills, are sure to keep your four-legged friend safe, healthy, and warm in the winter months to come.

Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont understands that just because it’s cold doesn’t mean your pup won’t poop. Stay warm and call the professional poop scoopers at Scoopy Doo’s for your pet waste removal needs this winter!

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Dogs – what’s not to love! They truly are a man’s best friend. In my opinion, they make the best companions, and I’m sure that any dog owner would agree. Loyalty, intelligence, personality, cuteness overload, well, need I say more! And while it’s safe to say that these reasons, and many more, make loving the canine so natural, there are also many facts about dogs that make them very interesting.

Most of us already know that the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds of dogs, and that dogs descend from the wolf, but there are other fascinating facts about these great animals that might not be known by some (me), so I thought I would take the time to share.

  • While all dogs run, some faster than others, the Greyhound comes in first at speeds of up to 44 mph. Wow!
  • Did you know that like human’s fingerprints, dogs have their own set of unique prints – their noses? That’s correct! No two dogs have the same nose. So cool!
  • Much to my surprise, dogs can not only see in black and white, but in shades of yellow and blue, too!
  • You’ve probably heard that petting a dog can help lower blood pressure, but it also releases the hormone oxytocin, in you and the pup! FYI, oxytocin gives you that ‘good’ feeling.
  • Dogs sweat through their paw pads and noses, that’s it!
  • Awww, those contagious yawns. Believe it or not, the sound of yawning can cause your pup to yawn, too! Who knew?
  • Dogs curl up when sleeping because it’s cozy, at least you would think. They are actually protecting their organs from predators. Just an instinct they carry from living in the wild, long ago.
  • Man, dogs smell! With as many as 300 million smell receptors, I’d say so. Humans only have about 5 million.

There are many facts about dogs, so feel free, do your research, but the most well-known fact of all is that all dogs poop! When they do, Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont is there to clean it up. Thorough, courteous, friendly, and affordable – that’s what you’ll get when you call the professional poop scoopers at Scoopy Doo’s. Call today and take a load off!

If you own a dog, chances are you’ve witnessed the horrific sight of him eating poop. It’s bad enough that we must see our pups lick their bottoms, but poop eating – well, that just crosses the line! Although this phenomenon can be disturbing, especially to us humans, there are reasons that canines might want to feast on feces, and believe it or not, there is a scientific name for it!

Coprophagia (kop-ruh-fey-jee-uh) means to consume feces. You might be wondering who came up with this scientific term, at least I know I did! Anyway, it’s common in dogs and other animal species, and according to The American Kennel Club, it’s normal for dogs and pups to eat poop at various stages of their lives. From cat crap and goose droppings, to eating their own waste, some dogs like poop, and if your four-legged friend is one of those, here are a few things to consider…

  • Puppies are more likely to eat poop, because they’re puppies.
  • Multi-animal households tend to see the habit more than that of single animal homes.
  • In adult dogs, environment stresses or underlying health issues could be the cause of their need to eat poop.
  • Female fur friends tend to enjoy poop more than their male counterparts.
  • Apparently, dogs seem to enjoy only the ‘fresh’ stuff.
  • A dog that eats its own droppings is okay, but it’s not healthy for it to eat another animal’s dung.

While this behavior is normal, especially in puppies, it’s always a good idea to try and break the habit. Providing your canine with dietary supplements and keeping your pup’s environment free of feces is a great start. If the habit becomes persistent, talk to your vet and have your doggie’s health checked, just to be safe.

Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont cares about your pup and the environment it lives in. If you need help with dog waste removal, we are a professional pooper scooper providing residential, commercial, and HOA dog poop removal services in Longmont, Boulder, Niwot, and throughout the neighboring communities. Give the experienced team at Scoopy Doo’s a call today. We do the dirty work so you don’t have to!

When it comes to professional, courteous pet waste removal services in Firestone, Scoopy Doo’s is the team to call! We have serviced satisfied commercial, HOA, and residential clients in Firestone, Frederick, Longmont, and throughout the Northern Colorado Front Range since 1993! Our business thrives because of personal referrals from our dedicated customers and our commitment to provide competent, trusted pet poop services that help keep Colorado clean.

A professional team of pooper scoopers coupled with affordable prices is exactly what you’ll get when you partner with Scoopy Doo’s for your pet waste removal needs. We are thorough and efficient, and we guarantee that all pet waste will be removed from every inch of your property, after every visit. We are confident that you will love what we do.

Our professional services at Scoopy Doo’s include:

Our small group of poop scoop specialists take the time to get to know your canine so that trust is gained, and a friendship is formed. We know dogs and have extensive experience with virtually all breeds, of any age. Making your pup feel comfortable in our presence is our top priority. When we perform our pet waste removal services, we want your dog to feel at ease with us.

With over 20 years of trusted, professional poop scooper services in Firestone and the surrounding communities, Scoopy Doo’s is the one to call for all your pet waste removal needs. When you’re ready to take a load off and let someone else do all the dirty work, contact the friendly team at Scoopy Doo’s, because your dog’s business is our business!

Nothing says fun like Summer! From family vacations and camping trips, to cookouts, pool parties, or just a lazy day fishing, folks in Colorado love having fun in the sun and take advantage of these, and other outdoor activities any chance they get. Because our furry friends are often a part of our leisurely interests, it’s important to understand the safety issues our canines can face this time of year.

Since it’s likely that your four-legged friend will want to be a part of your outdoor activities, here’s a few tips to keep your pup safe this summer:

  • Parasite Prevention:  Summer invites mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other insects that can cause detrimental health issues should your pup not be protected. Talk to your veterinarian about ways to prevent parasites and minimize the risks associated with these pests.
  • Sunblock:  Just as with humans, pets can get sunburns. Find a sunblock that is suitable for dogs and use it!
  • Don’t Forget the Shade:  If your family pet must be outside, make sure they have plenty of shade. The hot sun will not only sunburn your pooch, it can cause heat stroke. On really hot days, it’s best to let your pup stay indoors.
  • Plant Patrol:  With summer comes an array of plants, flowers, and weeds. Educate yourself on the plants growing in or around your yard and keep your pup away from those that can poison him.
  • Paw Protection:  Anyone knows that hot asphalt burns the bottom of a bare foot. The same holds true for a puppy’s paws. Not only can hot pavement burn your pup, it can raise his temperature, causing the potential of overheating. On hot sunny days, take precautionary measures to protect your canine’s paws by using doggy shoes, or wait until it’s cool enough to safely take your bestie on a stroll.
  • Hydration:  Keep plenty of fresh water available for Rover. A dog needs lots of water to keep his body temperature from becoming too elevated. A regularly maintained kiddie pool can be a great way to provide water access, and who knows, your pup might enjoy a nice swim to cool him off!
  • The Obvious!:  Never, I repeat, never leave your canine companion in the car! A five-minute errand could mean a heat stroke for your pet, so it’s best to leave him at home.

When out enjoying some summertime fun with your four-legged friend, don’t forget to carry pet waste bags because dogs do poop! Do the right thing and help keep your community clean!

And don’t forget, if you live in Longmont, Niwot, Boulder or the neighboring communities and need a professional pooper scooper for your residential, commercial, or HOA property, call the experienced team at Scoopy Doo’s today! We do the dirty work so you don’t have to!