Campaign Highlights Dog Waste Concerns

National Scoop the Poop week reminds owners of health issues associated with pet waste.

Posted: April 29, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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D.B. Products Inc., manufacturer of Doggie-Bags biodegradable pet waste bags, has launched a national public education campaign in support of National Scoop the Poop Week. Both the campaign and the annual observation, which runs April 24 to 30, aim to raise awareness about the importance of cleaning up dog waste.

D.B. Products founder Alan Wald said dog waste is more than a public nuisance; it’s a growing public health concern.

“Dog waste is increasingly becoming a serious health crisis by posing health hazards for children and adults alike,” Wald said.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pet waste can spread parasites, including roundworms and hookworms. That’s cause for concern, according to D.B. Products, because more than four million tons of dog waste pollutes America’s waterways each year.

The educational campaign aims to raise the public’s awareness about these health issues and encourage pet owners to be more responsible when it comes to cleaning up after their pets.

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

4/29/2010 11:48:39 PM

I'm glad I live in the country where nobody cares.

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

4/29/2010 6:58:44 PM

I am amazed at how many people do not clean up after their dogs!

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s   Three Oaks, MI

4/29/2010 6:20:15 PM

It really is gross when people don't pick up

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Stephanie   Webster, TX

4/29/2010 5:13:50 AM

My apartment complex requires you to pick up after your dog and I'm glad they do. Not only is it bad for the environment, but who wants to live in a place filled with doggy doo? I'll admit, it was kind of gross at first, but once you get used to it, it's not such a big deal.

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