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America's Dogs Produce 10 Million Tons Of Poop Per Year

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Dogs can be pretty crappy sometimes. Multiply the mess your pup makes times 78 million -- the number of dogs in America -- and you've got a whole lotta poop. 10 million tons a year in fact. 
 
According to DoodyCalls, a Virginia-based pet waste pick-up service, the stock of dog poop-per-year is enough to fill a line of fully-loaded tractor trailers stretching from Seattle to Boston. 
 
However DoodyCalls did not release this information to gross us out (even though they're doing a good job of it) -- the company is highlighting the importance of picking up after your dog in honor of Earth Day.
Dogs can be pretty crappy sometimes. Multiply the mess your pup makes times 78 million -- the number of dogs in America -- and you've got a whole lotta poop. 10 million tons a year in fact. 
 
According to DoodyCalls, a Virginia-based pet waste pick-up service, the stock of dog poop-per-year is enough to fill a line of fully-loaded tractor trailers stretching from Seattle to Boston. 
 
However DoodyCalls did not release this information to gross us out (even though they're doing a good job of it) -- the company is highlighting the importance of picking up after your dog in honor of Earth Day.

Dog waste contains nutrients, bacteria and parasites that can contaminate water bodies and make people sick. If you don't pick up after your pup, imagine this: droppings from about 100 canines over the course of two or three days can generate enough bacteria to close bays and other bodies of water in a 20-mile radius.
 
"If you think picking up what your dog leaves behind is disgusting, try drinking it," DoodyCalls co-founder and CEO Jacob D'Aniello told the New York Daily News. "The longer dog waste stays on the ground, the more it washes into the water and the environment."
 
No one loves picking up after their pet, but remember: it's your doody. 
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