Pet poo: 3 reasons to bag it

2 dogs in a park

Boroondara is a city of pet lovers. With more daylight at the end of our days, many of us are now taking our dogs for longer walks and visits to the park. That makes spring the time for a friendly reminder to ensure you’re prepared when it comes to the business end of the daily dog walk.

Here are 3 reasons why it’s important to bag your pet’s poo.

1. It carries disease

Dog poo can contain harmful bacteria that can spread to other dogs and humans. You don’t need to come into direct contact with it, as flies and other pets can transmit the disease.

2. It pollutes our waterways

Dog waste can take up to 12 months to fully break down. When rainwater washes over dog poo, it flows into our drainage systems, creeks and rivers.

3. It’s just courtesy

No one likes stepping in dog poo, whether on a sportsground or footpath. Please be considerate of others when using public spaces. And remember, pet waste goes in your dark-green household waste bin.