The Philadelphia Inquirer

Carol Bryant
April 21, 2014

This month kicked off with ‘International Pooper Scooper Week on April 1 and will end with a similarly themed weekly ahem celebration: National Scoop the Poop Week. To commemorate both – and that daily ritual for pet parents – we separate the fact from the fiction about disposing pet poop.

 

Fiction
Leaving dog poop behind is good for the soil. Reality: In order for feces from a carnivorous animal to be used as an effective fertilizer, it has to be fully composted with other materials such as egg shells and grass clippings and allowed to break down over time.

 

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