Why Does Dog Waste Kill Grass?

Why Does Dog Waste Kill Grass?

dog waste grass santa claritaIf Fido considers your lawn to be his favorite bathroom facility, then you may have noticed some areas that no longer resemble the green oasis once located there. Aside from needing to dodge puppy’s poop when the lawn must be crossed, the grass is obviously dying before your very eyes.

Why does dog waste kill lawns?

A visiting dog doing his business in your backyard won’t hurt your yard. A resident pet using the same area on a daily basis, however, is another story. Dog waste contains nitrogen. Urine has a higher percentage of nitrogen than feces. Feces sitting around will block the sunlight that would otherwise feed the grass.

Consider the fertilizer people add to their yards to ‘feed’ the lawn. Everybody in the neighborhood is aware when said homeowner accidentally overdoes the fertilizing. The same principal applies to your pet’s deposits. If the waste remains on your lawn for too long a period of time, it will indeed kill your yard through excessive nitrogen and sun-blocking.

Is it important to pick up waste quickly?

When it comes to yard clean up for dog urine, the best option is simply watering your lawn to dilute the nitrogen. Watering first thing in the morning is more effective both for plant-life and because your pet’s early morning pee is stronger than later in the day.

Feces offers a different kind of challenge. It definitely needs to be removed from your lawn to prevent discoloration and dead spots. Dog waste removal is probably not high on your list of activities surrounding pet ownership that you treasure.

This is precisely why Doggy Repooval is in business. Dog waste removal is our specialty. We will happily take care of yard clean up for you. We will come to your home to remove the waste, disinfect, and deodorize the affected areas. Visit our website for more information on our services and how they can benefit your home and save you time.

 

Doggy Repooval
19197 Golden Valley Road #523
Santa Clarita, CA 91387
661-309-5967

How to Have Fun at the Beach With Your Dog

How to Have Fun at the Beach With Your Dog

dog beach santa claritaBored during the summer? Yeah right!

During hot seasons, getting out is a simple way to let loose during your vacation; and there’s no reason your furry friends should be left out of the festivities. Los Angeles offers some of the biggest dog-friendly beaches on the west coast, allowing your pets to have fun with dog breeds of all sorts. Don’t worry, you can have fun with dog breeds of all sorts too! Just make sure you bring enough snacks for the whole crowd.

There are an endless amount of activities to do at a beach, and bringing along a pet can lengthen the list even more so.

Race your hound down the shore, go for a swim, or test how good of a volleyball player he is by joining a couple games. If the beach you visit happens to not be leash-free, go for a nice walk and sunbathe for a couple hours. Just remember to bring along your good camera and capture some memorable photos of you two to keep a vivid memory of the day.

Beach outings with your canine can prove to be ten times more fun than going solo, so always consider bringing them along if the circumstances allow it. Make sure to research your trip before going as well, as most beaches have regulations concerning dogs. Bring along lots of water, and pay very close attention to how your dog is reacting to the environment throughout the day. To fully avoid a sniffling Snoopy after beach day, read through tripswithpets.com’s article “Dog Beach Outings: Tips & Do’s and Don’ts”.

When you’re at a dog beach, it’s also important to keep basic pet waste removal procedures in mind. After all, a beach is as much public property as our sidewalks and parks are. Always check around for waste bins and plastic bag dispensers in pet-friendly areas, or bring your own just in case. And if you’re a bit tired of cleaning up after your pup within the house and long to lay back with a fruity drink (don’t we all?), there’s a crew nearby willing to take the mess right out of your hands…literally.

Santa Clarita’s own Doggy Repooval specializes in contract-free pet waste removal services.

They cater to dog owners who don’t have much time or energy to complete tasks such as sanitizing soiled carpets or picking up pet waste from their yards. They are available rain or shine, and work with clients in need of work ranging from disinfecting to temporary vacation cleanings. So, if you decide to cut yourself a little “me time” this summer, you’ll know you can fully trust that both your house and pup are doing just fine.

 

Doggy Repooval
19197 Golden Valley Road #523
Santa Clarita, CA 91387
661-309-5967

Tick Dangers for Dogs

Tick Dangers for Dogs

dog tick dangers santa claritaAs summer gets into full swing here in Santa Clarita, there’s no doubt you and your best four-legged friend will be spending plenty of time on hiking trails, in parks, and in your own backyard enjoying the beautiful weather. However, with warm weather, ticks can be one of the biggest dangers your dog will face. Whether it’s Lyme disease or other serious conditions, ticks on dogs can lead to many numerous situations arising. To find out more about the various tick dangers and how they can affect your dog, read our tips and advice here.

Lyme Disease

One of the most common diseases transmitted by ticks, Lyme disease is considered one of the biggest tick dangers your dog will face. However, while commonly transmitted, it produces symptoms in only about 10 percent of affected dogs. The most common symptoms include lameness due to inflammation of joints, lack of appetite, and depression. In more serious cases, your dog could suffer kidney damage or damage to their heart or nervous system.

Diagnosing Lyme Disease

If your dog is exhibiting signs of arthritis that have come on suddenly, it’s a good idea to pay a visit to your veterinarian. By performing blood tests, urinalysis, x-rays, and other tests, your vet will be able to make an accurate diagnosis. If your dog is diagnosed with Lyme disease, the good news is that the condition can usually be treated on an outpatient basis, using a combination of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications. Treatment usually takes about four weeks, although it can be longer in more serious cases.

Preventing Lyme Disease

To lessen the danger of finding ticks on dogs, take certain precautions with your dog. For starters, don’t let your dog roam around in areas where ticks are common, and always check your dog’s coat and skin after being outside. If any ticks are found, remove them by hand.

Along with this, keep your yard and surroundings free of waste, since the bacteria could create favorable conditions for ticks. To ensure your yard stays as clean as possible, contact us here at Doggy Repooval in Santa Clarita to take advantage of our many yard clean-up services. Let us do the dirty work for you.

 

Doggy Repooval
19197 Golden Valley Road #523
Santa Clarita, CA 91387
661-309-5967