Green Dog Test

Take this test and learn about conservation.

A green dog is an Eco-friendly dog.

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1. Do you pick up pet waste weekly or use a professional service? (+10 if "Yes")

Sgt. Poopers will remove your dog's waste daily; the minimum is once a week. Fecal germs cause many human illnesses. As well, flies lay hundreds of eggs in fresh waste within hours. Those eggs hatch 24 hours later. The maggots feed for a few days then transform into flies a few days after that. Flies are not travelers. They stay in the same area where they are born. Flies are "filth insects" which means they survive by spreading disease. They contaminate everything they touch with bacteria.

2. Do you disinfect the areas touched by dog waste? (+10 if "Yes")

Sgt. Poopers uses a cutting-age, food-grade, EPA-approved and NSF-certified hospital disinfectant to break the chain of infection at the molecular level. Non-toxic to humans, pets, and plants, it reacts with certain atoms in the amino-acid proteins that form the membrane of bacteria and viruses. This reaction causes 99.999% of harmful microbes to rupture (oxidize) and die in seconds.

Fecal organisms from dog waste survive for months and longer on the ground. Toxocaris (roundworm) eggs remain viable for up to 3 years. A recent study found that walking through poop-contaminated yards put some 421,000 harmful bacteria on shoes. Worse, up to 99% of those bacteria were found to transfer easily to tiles and carpet inside homes. (Ref: Department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science at the University of Arizona, April 2008)

3. Do you deodorize the areas where dogs urinate? (+10 if "Yes")

Sgt. Poopers uses specialized equipment to apply an EPA-registered odor eliminator that neutralizes the source of odors on a molecular level. Certain odors are perceived as "offensive" because the human body recognizes the source of malodor as disease-causing germs. The simple truth is that odor is caused by bacteria. The smell of dog waste and urine is alarming to people because it represents a compelling risk to human health. Our antimicrobial deodorizer destroys the cause of malodor by oxidizing the microscopic organisms that cause the odor in the first place. The smell simply vanishes right before your... nose. No scents, perfumes nor fragrances are needed because there's nothing left to "cover up." It’s hypoallergenic, non-hazardous, non-irritating, and contains no volatile compounds (VOCs) to pollute the air.

4. Do you restore dog urine brown spots in the grass? (+10 if "Yes")

Dog urine (and feces) kill sections of grass leaving telltale brown spots due to the build up of excessive salts in the soil. Our all-natural, made-in-the-USA, soil grass restorative is safe for your lawn, children, and pets. It provides nitrogen-consuming bacteria to the soil, plus humates and a wetting agent that reduces water surface tension holding salts. It allows the grass to re-grow in the damaged areas without reseeding. We usually see a marked improvement within the first week!

5. Do you clean up dog waste daily to prevent flies, roaches, and rats? (+10 if "Yes")

Dog waste feeds flies, roaches, and rats and spikes their populations. Flies transmit a nasty assortment of more than 65 diseases to humans. When they "groom themselves" they are showering the area with thousands of live pathogens. Flies, roaches and rats all have a vested interest in spreading disease. Their young can't eat you unless you're dead. So from their perspective, you need to die and soon! They are not just a nuisance.

6. Do you shield your dog from heartworm by using a non-toxic mosquito repellent? (+10 if "Yes")

No living organism causes more human suffering than the mosquito: true in Dallas, Texas, and around the world. Mosquitoes kill more than a million people a year and infect dogs with diseases and parasites like heartworm. Zika virus and the West Nile virus have made it more dangerous than ever just to relax in your own backyard.

7. Do you kill and repel fleas and ticks in a way that is Eco-friendly? (+10 if "Yes")

Fleas are an annual curse inadvertently delivered fresh into your yard each day by visiting wild animals like squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, possums, and feral cats. With fresh live fleas hatching from eggs or being replenished daily, keeping them at bay is not a one-time treatment but an on-going program throughout flea season which lasts from May until December.

8. Does your dog eat foods made with natural, organic ingredients? (+10 if "Yes")

Until the 1940s, stores just sold food. "Dog food" is a contrived invention by the processed food industry. Processed food is as bad for your dog as it is for you. There's nothing natural about any form of "dog food" since processed food is unnatural by definition. We suggest making a test. Feed your dog table scraps, especially meat and see how they do. If you feed your dog the wrong diet, they will have diarrhea which is much more difficult to clean and disinfect. Want more information? Read, Food Pets Die For by Ann Martin.

9. Do you remove dog bowls that can catch rain water and breed mosquitoes? (+10 if "Yes")

If you don't change out a dog's water daily, mosquitoes can and will reproduce in it. Mosquitoes can breed in a bottle cap, and soon leave to spread diseases including heart worms to your pet.

10. Do you keep dog toys inside? (+10 if "Yes")

Don't leave dog toys outside. Slime trails from slugs and snails can infect your dog with lungworms. These are difficult to detect but can cause respiratory problems. Symptoms include trouble breathing or frequent coughing, or experiences weight loss. Lungworm is a common fox, slug, and snail parasite that can infect dogs when the dog contacts fox feces, eats infected slugs or snails, or licks the slime trail left behind by infected slugs and snails.

BONUS: "Conservation" means,

  1. To plant sustainable crops in yards instead of grass.
  2. Removing trees that suck oxygen out of the air.
  3. Manage human impact on land and water resources.
  4. Stop mowing the grass.
  5. Lowering your carbon footprint by living underground.

(+10 if you said C.)


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DNA Testing Reveals Threat

fingerprintNot until the mid 1990s was the full environmental impact of dog waste fully identified or appreciated. Thanks to the breakthrough of DNA testing, Scientists were able to match waterborne bacteria and germs to specific animal sources, including humans and pets. Due to the high popularity of keeping dogs as pets in urban areas, this forensic process revealed that dog waste was a significant contributor of harmful bacteria in creeks, rivers, lakes and bays throughout the United States. In some areas of the country, dog waste was identified as the leading cause of water pollution.

Why flood waters are toxic

Wherever flood waters occur, authorities urge residents not to drink the water. This is because toxic bacteria from flooded sewer systems, plus solid waste from thousands of dogs are washed by rainwater directly into storm drains which flow untreated into local creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes. In this regard, dog waste is classified as "non-source point" pollution no different from human sewage contaminating flood waters.

Ecological Case Study


In Virginia, the Lynnhaven River had been closed to oyster and clam harvesting since the 1930s due to pollution. Using DNA testing, scientists were shocked to discover up to one fourth of the fecal coliform bacteria in the polluted river was from pet waste. In response, a local grass-roots campaign was mounted to raise awareness on the importance of picking up dog waste before it was washed it into storm drains.

As a result, the river was found to be clean enough that some 1,450 acres were reopened by the state health department for oyster and clam harvesting. In addition to cleaner waterways, the increased responsibility on the part of homeowners picking up after their dogs resulted in a drastic decrease in fly population—another vehicle for the spread of disease!