Dealing with poop

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annabell22 Sat 23-Nov-19 17:34:41

DH wants a dog when we retire. He has had several before we met. I've had small pets but never a dog and although I've changed nappies I feel really squeamish about dealing with poop. How do I get past this?

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StillMedusa Sat 23-Nov-19 18:01:45

Feed raw... then you get far fewer poos, and they are small and solid..much less smelly and far easier to pick up!

I feed a mix of raw and cooked (as have a diva puppy who thinks that if kibble is that great then why am I not eating it) and the more raw, the better the poo.

I also double bag, so no risk of fingers going though!

BiteyShark Sat 23-Nov-19 18:06:05

Buy good quality (not the stupid thin ones that need several to pick anything up with) poo bags and it's really easy to do. Like most things once they are here what you thought might bother you doesn't because you love them so much.

GreyHare Sat 23-Nov-19 19:52:24

Small dog, sturdy poop bag, you get used to it very quickly.

TeacupRex Sat 23-Nov-19 20:50:19

This was a worry of mine before I had a dog and honestly, you do get used to it! It's just one of those things that has to be dealt with, the more you do it, the less it will phase you. The occasional 'runny one' is still as disgusting as ever, just hold your breath and use a good quality durable bag 😂

There are many more disgusting things about owning a dog than just picking up poo - dog sick, anal gland leakage, dog rolling in fox poo/decomposing animal corpse, you get the idea!

BarkandCheese Sat 23-Nov-19 20:57:22

I’ve got a small, raw fed dog who does small, not horribly smelly poos which I find easy to deal with. When I’m out with her and see big dogs doing big, stinky poos I still have to fight the urge to gag. Small and raw fed is definitely the way to go.

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