Living in the United States of America is a great privilege with many freedoms that many others are not lucky enough to have, however the problem is that people believe that this is not a good reason to be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet, particularly on the street. Today we will talk about some of the reasons why it is so important to clean up after your pet.
Enjoy your space
Cleaning up after your pet on your property is one of the best ways to enjoy it properly. It is much better to invest in a pooper scooper and keep things clean around your house, that way you don’t get a nasty surprise the next time you are walking around outside.
Keep the streets clean
Americans are very privileged to be able to have their own properties and keeping them clean is important, the same is true for the streets. This is without a doubt the most important place to clean up after your pet, because it is something that we must all share with one another. The issue here is that it is so tempting to not do it because you don’t have the bags with you or you don’t notice what your dog is doing. These are the wrong excuses to have and as responsible pet owners we need to be watching our dogs at all times when they are walking on the street and we must also carry adequate tools to help clean up after our pets.
Set an example for others to follow
Cleaning up after our pets means that we set an example for others to follow, the higher the standard we have in cleaning up after them, the more likely it is that we strongly oppose it when people are doing the wrong thing. By ensuring that we set a good example for others, we give validity to dogs being an acceptable part of our society.
Not cleaning up after your pet can cause the spread of bacteria and diseases between dogs, cats and even people. These include things like roundworms, hookworms and E.coli. By cleaning up after your pet you are ensuring better health for those around you, as well as your dog. This is why it is so important for everyone to work together by being responsible pet owners.