Did you know that dog waste is dangerous for your health and the environment?
Picking up after your dog is an essential responsibility that helps keep our parks and waterways safe and clean.
dogs and counting are living in Canada.
The Environmental Protection Agency puts dog waste in the same category as toxic chemicals and oil spills.
of Canadian households have at least one dog.
is hard on the ecosystem: it carries more disease, bacteria, nitrogen, and phosphorus than wild animals.
coliform bacteria found in each gram of dog poop – a cause of gastrointestinal problems and serious kidney disorders.
pounds of waste produced by dogs each year.
Dog waste pollutes water with bacteria, and excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. A major contributor to high e coli levels, dog waste pollutes water for drinking and swimming, often leading to beach closures. Excess nitrogen and phosphorus promotes the growth of algae blooms, depleting oxygen levels in the water and harming marine life.
Parasites and bacteria from dog waste can stay in the soil for up to three years, putting other dogs and park users at risk of developing illness.
carries these pollutants into streams, rivers, and lakes.
Did you know?
Dog poop puts you at risk for E. coli, whipworms, ringworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and more.