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Canadian Public Health Association

Toronto condo owners asked for their dog’s DNA to solve poop problem

Mira Miller

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The Globe and Mail



Aside from the obvious ick factor, uncollected pet waste can pose serious health risks. According to the Canadian Public Health Association, pet poop is often carried away by spring runoffs or heavy rainfalls and ends up in rivers and lakes. It then affects water quality and can lead to the transmission of diseases such as E. coli and salmonellosis. It can also be harmful to other dogs, causing infections such as Giardia, a parasite that affects the gastrointestinal tract.

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