Keeping Your Dog Park Clean

Why it’s important to keep your dog park clean

Pets can be expensive when they need veterinary care or over the counter medicines. One of the most efficient ways to prevent unnecessary illnesses is to keep your dog park clean and litter-free. Many pet illnesses and injuries arise when dog parks aren’t maintained properly. To ensure that your dog park is a healthy place for your dog and others, please…


Picking up dog waste assists with disease control

Several prevalent diseases can be transmitted to dogs, cats, and people through feces. These include Giardia, roundworms, hookworms, Salmonella, and E.coli. Did you know a heavily infected puppy can pass over a million roundworm eggs every day? Also, your dog can spread or contract parvovirus or coronavirus through infected feces. All of these diseases are very serious, and every effort should be made by pet owners to keep their pets and family away from potentially infected feces.

Picking up dog waste makes the dog park more usable.
Nobody likes to walk through a dog park that is hiding “doggie land mines”.

Fly Control

Flies will consume and lay eggs in feces which is neither pleasant nor enjoyable to sit near.

Preventing Stool Eating

While most dog owners think this doesn’t apply to their dog, the shocking truth is that most dogs will engage in this unsavory practice at some point in their life. To prevent this occasional indiscretion from becoming a lifelong habit, clean up feces as soon as possible, especially for young dogs where the problem is most prevalent.

Please make sure that if you visit a dog park, you pick up any waste your dog leaves behind. The longer infected dog waste stays on the ground, the greater a contamination it becomes. When this waste is not picked up, pets have a high risk of catching the infection over and over again. It is the responsibility of every dog owner to assist their city/neighborhood in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment at the dog parks they love.