Mosquitoes are hatching!!

It’s that time of year for mosquitoes. Just today I was in a yard scooping and was attacked by a swarm and made me remember it is also time to get your dog on heartworm medicine. Mosquitoes can transmit heartworms to your dog and if they are not on heartworm prevention can cause serious illness up to killing them.12848214-mosquito-hunter

Its that time to choose what comes first! Cut the grass or clean the pet waste?

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Now that the rain is falling and the temps are on the rise, yards are starting to grow. This is also the time of year that causes a dilemma for a pet waste removal business and lawn mowing services. Most lawn mowing services in my experience do not want pet waste that has built up over the winter still in the yard when they mow. The normal reaction would be to have our company come out and get the waste cleaned up. If it is caught before the grass gets to tall then we can come out clean up the pet waste and dispose of it, but if the grass has already gotten to long we won’t be able to get all the waste that is there. We can get what is closer to the surface and when the grass gets cut there may be waste uncovered that is closer to the ground. So is it too late? Not if you’re in one of our service areas and can get on the schedule for this week. The grass is growing and if we can get in and clean up the pet waste from winter your yard will be ready for its first cut.

How the right dog food can cut down on the yard mess.

Dinner Time
This is the time of year when the snow is gone and the reminder you own a dog and forgot snow doesn’t dissolve pet waste becomes clear.

It is also a busy time for us here at Scoop-It taking care of our regular Weekly Customers as well as our Spring Customers and it gives us time to survey the type of food people feed their dogs.

Why the interest in what dog food? Just as what we humans eat affect our health and digestive systems so does what your dog eats.

I can usually tell how bad a yard will be if they have not cleaned up since last fall but use food that has meat as the first ingredient.

If the dog was feed food that had rice, corn, or anything other than meat in the first ingredient I would know to schedule more time for that yard.

Dogs (I hope you’re sitting) are carnivores and there system needs meat. If your dog food has filler than your dog will have to eat more often to get the nutrients it needs to live and thus produce more waste.

There are a lot of choices of dog food on the market some high priced some really low price but you do not have to pay top dollar for quality dog food.

It may cost a little more than the cheap stuff but the cost over time will balance out since your dog will eat less of it, lower Veterinarian bills, and less waste in the yard.