What do we do have picking up dog poop? Do we make sure our hands are clean? Clean enough to munch on that apple? Or to take a bite out of that cookie? Or to hold our child’s hand?
Chances are great that we do not even think about it. Because we didn’t “touch” anything. But did we?
Do we “touch” anything when visiting the toilet? Yet we all wash our hands afterwards. It is only common sense, isn’t it? Well it is certainly convenient, the water, soap and towels are right there. Or if in a public facility without water, the hand sanitizer is right there. So it is common sense to clean our hands… Just to make sure. We use soap and water or we use hand sanitizer after using the toilet.
Well, what about canine poop? Did you know this startling fact: A single gram of canine poop can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, many of which are harmful to humans, as well as being a common carrier of 11 different diseases, including Salmonellosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Campylobacteriosis, Giardiasis, as well as parasitic diseases caused by whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, heartworms and tapeworms.
So we are definitely not done once we have picked up the waste. Just as after visiting the toilet, we must wash our hands to protect ourselves and others from these many possible diseases spread after handling the poop bag. If it is difficult to find soap and warm water on our daily walk, which it most certainly is, then carrying a small bottle of hand sanitizer is our only option.
This is one very good reason why investing in a modern dog poop bag holder is a very good option for us. There may very well be a spot for your hand sanitizer.
In addition, your empty poop bags will always be available in the carrier, which may be attached to the leash if applicable and available with your unit. Once you have scooped the poop, the loaded bag can be discreetly hidden and protected in your new accessory. It is now safe from bumps or jostles or little children’s hands. The expandable inner compartment on some units will hold more than one loaded bag. And with several new accessories, there is room for other items such as wallet, cell phone, or training gadgets or even a handy hook for your car keys, flashlight or waste bag dispenser. And finally, in one applicable accessory, there is even a pocket for your hand sanitizer.
Once we realize the many diseases spread by canine waste, we must of course cleanse our hands after handling it. We know it is the right thing to do. It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Consider a dog poop bag holder that provides for this necessity and also offers so much more. Enjoy your walk, enjoy the great outdoors with your pet, but please do clean your hands after picking up dog poop.