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Taking care of your canine companion’s excrements is pretty essential. It’s the key to a peaceful neighborhood, at the very least.
Long gone are the days of doo-doo on the sidewalks.
Now that we’re all conscientious let’s take a look at how to store dog poop until trash day.
Overall these are your options when your dog poops at home or outside your property:
- Pick it up and then toss it somewhere
- Flush the poop down the toilet
- Use a septic system
- Go for a sewer drain
Is it a public health problem? First, a couple of things to understand:
Environment determines how easy it is to store dog poop
If you live in a condo or in a townhouse, you probably have discovered how difficult it is to store dog poop. Some areas have Housing Associations that dictate how trash should be handled in the community.
Because of this, some options may be out of your reach, such as using a doggie latrine. Fortunately, there are a few options you can take advantage of in this case.
One of these is to look around your neighborhood, locate the common area/park area and see if there is an outdoor trash can or dumpster where you can drop the dog poop.
Some people might think this isn’t healthy or risky but it’s not. Usually, these areas are very busy and the trash there are emptied regularly compared to individual residential areas.
If you run out of luck with this, you may look into using a tissue. Pick up the poop with it and flush it. Sometimes, this isn’t always an option too. If none of these is possible, then you need to try the other options discussed below.
Try different food for your doggie
Another possible option is to look at the food your dog is consuming. For instance, you may experiment with more protein in the food.
Or add more vegetables to the mix and see if there is an effect on the frequency of the poop and if it’s less stinky. Some owners also suggest various foods, which you could also try but there is no assurance that’ll help a lot.
As you probably know, your fur friend may take to some and leave some outrightly. It’s all for you to discover. If you are lucky, you could discover food that reduces the stinky smell of the poop or help your dog poop less.
However, there is no guarantee on any of that.
Brushing your dog’s teeth every other day
Although this doesn’t directly relate to dog poop, it can also help in reducing the stinky breath of dogs. You don’t have to follow this to the letter.
It could take place once a week or whenever you are less busy. And you could add some breath mint in between brushing so you don’t worry too much about the breath odor.
Here are some ways you can store your dog poop until trash day:
Use a Dog Bag On Street Poop
You can find plastic bags aimed for dog poop at most convenience stores, definitely all pet stores. It’s a convenient way to pick up your canine’s poop without a mess or an insufferable amount of equipment.
It might feel a little gross because it is. All you have to do is:
- wear the plastic bag like a glove
- pick up the poop
- pull the bag inside out
- Tie a knot and head on over to the closest trash can.
- If there is none in sight, wait till you get home and dispose of it there.
- Poop Scooper If Your Dog Goes In The Yard
If your pet tends to go number two in the backyard, get a pooper scooper. Plastic dog bags cost money, and you don’t want to waste your hard-earned bucks unless you really have to.
A poop scooper is cheap, and you can reuse it, time and again. All you have to do is:
- Find the poop
- Scoop it up with the poop scooper
- Take it to wherever you want to dispose of it (toilet, trash, etc.)
All you have to do is scoop up the poop and dispose of it as you wish. As such, you don’t have to step in dog poop accidentally.
With or without shoes, it’s just no fun. An option for disposal is to treat it like cat poop. Just flush it down the toilet.
You might not want to dispose of your dogs’ doo in the trash. In this case, you should get a digester system. It works as septic tanks do. It liquefies poop and drains the liquid. As such, the soil benefits.
All you have to do is:
- Dig a 48-inch deep hole
- Put the digester system in it
- When your dog goes number two, head on over to the digester and put the poop in it.
It should be noted that this option may not always work. If you are living in a condo, for example, you may find it difficult to implement if there isn’t enough topsoil in your backyard.
Some house owners don’t even allow that at all.
Separate Trash Can
So if you tend to bring your bag of dog poop with you back home, putting it in the regular trash is a terrible idea. The smell can take over, and just knowing that there’s dog poop in your kitchen is repulsive.
But there’s a solution!
Get a separate trash can for your canine needs. Don’t put it in the kitchen, and ensure that it has a large plastic bag inside it so that when the time comes, it’s easy to dispose of.
Here are the steps
- Locate the poop
- Pick it up with a plastic bag
- Put it in the designated dog poop
Learning how to store dog poop until trash day isn’t difficult. It’s something you can learn in a day or two. But when it comes to putting all the pieces together, you’ll find it’s not so easy.
Fortunately, there are a lot of options for you to do this properly. In between using a trash can or make use of an outdoor dumpster, or even use a doggie latrine, you should be able to find something that suits you and your dog.
Now that you know what to do with dog poop until garbage day, it should be easy to keep your home clean. This knowledge should also keep your dog healthy and clean.