Category Archives: Poop Disposal
Today, many pet bloggers are participating in Scoop That Poop, a campaign created and organized by Sugar the Golden Retriever, and co-hosted by Terrier Torrent, The World According to Garth Riley, and Oz the Terrier.
The campaign is exactly what it sounds like: a coordinated effort to share all the reasons why it’s important to Scoop That Poop and encourage people to do so.
A while back I wrote a post called The Straight Poop and as one might guess, it was all about everyone’s favorite part of being a pet parent: poo disposal. Well, this is somewhat of a follow-up to that post because we have recently upgraded our methods of disposing of the doggy delights.
Pet waste. All pet parents have to deal with it. The question is how.
CAT CAKES! Most families with feline members use litter boxes to contain the unpleasant goodies their kitties leave behind. The waste itself is often removed daily, with the litter being changed on a schedule determined by how often you can get the kids or spouse to do it. Kidding. Sort of. We don’t have any hairball factories around here, but you can bet if we did, the litter box would be emptied often. By the hubs, of course. Toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can spread from cats to humans through contact with infected cat feces, is generally only dangerous for pregnant women, infants, and those with weakened immune systems. I don’t fall into any of those categories (at least I’m pretty sure), but my germ-phobic self still isn’t going anywhere near a litter box. The risk of toxoplasmosis, as well as the presence of other parasites and bacteria, also means that cat waste should always be disposed of properly, in a sealed bag, and put with the rest of your trash to be picked up by your municipal waste hauler.