Bag it and Bin It!
You may have read recently about two horses which died from eating full poo bags, one of these horses left behind a young foal. This is far more common than you might think; horses, livestock and wildlife are all in danger from discarded poo bags.
Your dog’s poo is a good indicator of their general health and what their owner does with it is a good indicator of their level of responsibility.
Dog owners have been educated for some time now in the importance of clearing up after their pets but recently a new phenomenon has emerged – carefully collected bags of poo being left behind. Wherever you walk, be it on the beach or around the beautiful countryside we are blessed with in North Norfolk, you will no doubt see abandoned bags. Many owners will have done it, left the bag balanced on the groynes or hung from a tree with the intention of collecting on the return journey. But how many owners with these good intentions get distracted playing with their dog or chatting with fellow walkers and forget? I’m sure it’s happened to most of us at some time.
There are a few easy resolutions; you could invest in a Dicky Bag. A purpose designed container in which to place the full poo bags; this container clips onto your belt or bag to keep your hands free. Built in odour prevention means you can continue with your walk minus the whiff of your dog’s deposit. You could just carry the bag with you, proudly displaying the fact that you’re a responsible owner who not only bags it but also bins it. Or like me you can pop the full bags into your walking bag ready to drop into the nearest poo bin, sometimes only to wonder the next day ‘where is that smell coming from’!
At Animal Magic Dog Club we promote responsible dog ownership and stock biodegradable poo bags in the club shop. Our members and all dog owners are encouraged to bag it and bin it and keep our countryside safe and clean for the whole community to enjoy.