So easy to adopt safe practices with dogs
I wonder how many dog owners who do not pick up their dog poop are aware of the dreadful misery they are creating.
My dog, or your dog, may contain the Toxo cara canis virus in its poo.
I have noticed that most dog owners in Pirongia carefully pick up their dog poo with a plastic bag as they are aware of the awful consequence to toddlers, which is a lifetime of blindness.
How does this happen? Your dog, or mine, poops in the park, you do not pick it up and it may contain this awful worm. The eggs incubate in the soil and an innocent child like your or my grandchild will eat grass and soil as kiddies do.
The eggs hatch in the child, and because their immune system is not able to cope with it, the brain succumbs and blindness is the result.
Just lately I notice there is dog poo in the park and grass verges in our village, so our toddlers are at huge risk — therefore I beg all dog owners, please pick up your dog poo.
It is so easy, just use a plastic bag as a glove.