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residual germs???

i remember that someone had written about there kids playing in a yard that the dog pooped in.they were concerned.i was wondering my friend lets her dog free in the back yard to poop and picks it up but i was wondering if there was any residual germs??i mean this dog poops alot.fortuantly my dog doesnt poop where he lives so we have to take him across the street to the field.cause we have the smartest dog in the world lololol

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Asked by raineydays377 at 10:50 AM on May. 14, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • just have kids wash their hands with soap and warm water it is not that bad of a prob unless the dogs have worms i think.

    p.s.I would keep the kids nails teal short.

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 10:52 AM on May. 14, 2009

  • Yes there are residual bacteria, viruses and various parasites. Picking up the poop does not eliminate the remnants left on the grass/surface it was "laid" on. You also have to remember that rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, bugs, worms, birds, random passing cats and whatever else is out there on a daily basis are crapping all over the place too. This is why you have to keep your pets medicated against worms and parasites and why keeping your kid's nails short and having them wash their hands is really important. This is also why it's good to keep a cover on a sandbox instead of just leaving it sit out open to the elements.

    Ants carry salmonella and small rodents do not have bladders, they just defecate as they walk about. Even the soil has bacteria in it. You will never be able to escape germs. You just have to keep reasonably clean and clean and cover wounds properly when mishaps arise.

    Answer by NovemberLove at 11:35 AM on May. 14, 2009

  • You never knwo what germs your kids are going to get into, so just be sanatary and wash hands after palying outside and before eating, etc.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on May. 14, 2009

  • Yes there are residual germs on anything.

    She was also claiming her kid had gotten a human disease from playing in the yard where the dog of her ex-mil pooped. She didn't let her kid play in her yard and wanted to force the grandmother and father to not let the kid play in the yard when they had him too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:04 PM on May. 14, 2009

  • tea tree oil works good on killing germs even MRSA infected skin

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 1:19 AM on May. 15, 2009

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