Keep your lawn clean by picking up pet waste on a regular basis. If it washes off your lawn during a rain, it could contaminate water in local rivers and waterways. Untreated pet waste can transmit disease to humans and animals because it contains bacteria and parasites. Diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramping, fatigue, fever and rash are a few symptoms caused by untreated pet waste.
Pet waste stations with bags and receptacles are available at many places throughout the community, including city parks and trails. Picking up after your pets can also reduce offensive odors and insect breeding.