Environment and Health

  • Pond PooAccording to Consumer Reports, dog waste is #6 on the list of America’s Top Gripes in 2010
  • An average size dog produces 276 lbs. of waste per year and up to 40% goes unscooped.
  • According to CNN, an average dog has twice the footprint as driving a SUV 10,000 miles.
  • The EPA places dog waste in the same pollution category as toxic chemicals and oil.
  • One study found that 20% of bacteria in contaminated water could be traced to a canine source.
  • An average dog dropping contain 3 billion fecal bacteria and the CDC warns that disease can transfer from dog waste to children and other pets.
  • One dog will produce more bacteria per day than a person, cow and horse combined.
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