- Campylobacteriosis (symptoms: fever, vomiting and swollen lymphnodes.)
- Salmonellosis (symptoms: fever, shock, lethargy, dehydration and more.)
- Toxocarisis...aka.. roundworms (symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea and worms in feces.)
- Coccidia (symptoms: bloody diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration.)
- Cysticerosis (symptoms: anemia and anorexia.)
- E-coli, Giardia and Parvo (symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting.)
Let's face it, no one likes to pick up dog poop. It's gross. And in the winter, it is easy to just let your dog outside to do business while you stay warm inside. But, then it snows..and freezes... and snows again... and you can't find your dog poop. Then, in the spring you have a big toxic wasteland. That's REALLY gross. My advice, if you are trying to choose a daycare for your four-legged family member, check the cleanliness of their yard and ask about their dog waste policy. If you notice piles of dog poop everywhere or pee all over the floor, they probably or more interested in making money than your dog's well being. Or, they are in over their heads and have too many dogs per staff ratio.
Let's all do our part to keep ourselves, pets and environment healthy!