Beware of Dog (Poop)
Dog lovers beware...
Dog waste does not a good fertilizer make. It is actually toxic to your lawn, causing burns and unsightly discoloring.
More importantly, it has been estimated that a single gram of dog feces can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders in humans.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) even estimates that two or three days worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs would contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it, to swimming and shellfishing.
Dog feces are one of the most common carriers of the following diseases:
Children, puppies, and kittens are most susceptible to pet-borne illnesses because they have weaker immune systems than adults do.