Category Archives: Dog Poop

Articles and information regarding dog poop on the ground, near a water source and more.

Merde, Merde, And Encore Merde – Why Dog Poop Is A Shitty Affair In France

By Tamara Thiessen 22/08/2021 Photo by JOHN TOWNER on Unsplash So, I’m coming back from the shops, and I see a woman ahead of me picking up after her dog. I just can’t hold back – it’s such an unusual sight to see people scooping up dog poop in France. “Madame, I want to give you a […]

Paris Poo

ETC Paris Poo ByRicki August 5, 2021 Photo by Léonard Cotte on Unsplash Be warned! Foreign Affairs departments go to great lengths to make sure their citizens know the dangers of being a tourist in Paris. Protect personal belongings;  beware of bag snatching and pickpocketing; avoid demonstrations and political rallies; avoid public transport from airports to […]


LISA RANKIN   OFF THE EATEN PATH Photo by DAT VO on Unsplash Despite growing up in the Canadian climate with long, cold winters, I must admit that although I have had ample opportunity, I never became much of a skier. However, living here in Paris over the past 8 years, I have developed superlative slalom […]


By Nyssa Baechler Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash You have probably seen the many different iterations of the same signs: some ask, some tell, and some threaten by using pleasantries, profanity, or puns to get you to pick up your dog’s poop. Whether the signs make you giggle or gasp, the message is clear […]

Pet Waste Disposal Systems Help Protect Water Quality

Posted by Amy Overstreet Maxwell and Sabrenna Bryant, NRCS South Carolina in Conservation Feb 21, 2017 Dog waste that isn’t cleaned up isn’t just a hazard for the bottom of your shoes—it is also a cause of pollution in creeks, rivers and lakes across the country. Dog waste contains nitrogen and phosphorus, which can deplete oxygen […]

Environmental Contamination by Dog’s Faeces: A Public Health Problem?

The risk to public health from the large number of dog stools present on streets of urban areas is cause for concern. Dog faeces may be a serious hazard because they may contain microorganisms that are both pathogenic to humans and resistant to several classes of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to evaluate […]

The Real Scoop on Dog Poop

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash No one likes seeing, smelling, or stepping in dog poop, but did you know that unscooped poop presents serious issues for water quality and human health? The Facts Pet waste is raw sewage. It can transmit bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens to humans and other animals, including tapeworm, roundworm, […]

Pick Up Your Pet’s Waste! It’s Polluting our Lakes & Ponds

By Industry Expert, Derek Johnson, Certified Lake Manager and Fisheries & Wildlife Scientist Main photo by Radek Jedynak on Unsplash Who doesn’t love a walk through the park with their four-legged companion on a cool, crisp morning? Think about the sound of the ducks quacking in the nearby pond and the leaves crunching beneath your […]

Dog Wastes and Water Quality:
Evaluating the Connection at Lake Tahoe

Photo by CDC on Unsplash People have become concerned about the effects of accumulated dog wastes on water quality. Dog wastes,like any wastes from mammals, may contain very largenumbers of microbes, some ofwhich can cause disease. Ifenough dog waste accumulatesin an area, they could contaminate water, which could affecthuman health. Examples of diseases that can […]

Does a bear poop in the woods? Yes, but your dog shouldn’t.

Even responsible pet owners do it all the time. They’ll take their dog for a walk in the woods and won’t bother picking up his feces, an oversight they’d never consider on a walk around the neighborhood. Maybe they think, “Hey, it’s the woods, nobody’s going to step in it.” Or, “Hey, it’ll decompose and […]

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