News, events, and bulletins for neighbors living in Historic Germantown, Nashville, TN.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

6:55 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Reminder: Clean up after your dog!

It hardly needs to be said. We hesitate to even mention it. But, looking around the neighborhood, it is clear that a reminder is necessary:
Please clean up after your dog
You know why it's important, but anyway here are some excerpts from a a public health document distibuted by Metro:
Simply cleaning up after your dog in public places and on private property not only helps keep areas clean and hygienic, failure to do so leaves a mess for someone else to clean up, or step in!
Health concerns are also a big motivation to clean up after your dog. There are many parasites that can be transmitted to humans via dog feces (roundworms, tapeworms, etc.). Other pathogens that can be transmitted to humans via dog feces include strains of the bacteria E. coli, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, and Listeria, to name just a few.

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