Scooping the poop is one of my least favourite aspects of dog ownership. Here's news of how to make the chore a little easier:
ThePet.net & Poopod celebrate a Decade of Poop!
‘Pick it, Pod it, Bin it' helps Keep Britain Tidy - and Healthy.
Social petworking website ThePet.net has joined up with award-winning clever all-in-one dog-walking device Poopod to remind all responsible dog owners how important it is to clean up after their dogs.
Dog faeces is potentially a huge danger to humans. Primary school children and footballers are most at risk from diseases passed on from undisposed of infected dog waste. Unless it's is picked up and disposed of immediately worms can develop and lead to a number of serious diseases like toxocariasis which can develop into pneumonia, asthma and even blindness.
So to celebrate Dogs Trust's tenth annual National Poop Scoop Week from 22 nd – 28 th June 2009 , ThePet.net and Poopod will at Paws in the Park Dog Show in Hampshire giving out free poo-bags, chatting with responsible dog-owners about the importance of picking up their dogs' poop and giving them the chance to win their very own Poopod!
TV Vet and co-creator of ThePet.net Marc Abraham says “It's lovely to be able to connect with responsible dog owners both face-to-face at dog shows like Paws in the Park as well as online at ThePet.net, educating and encouraging them to keep Britain tidy and healthy, not just for our dogs but for us humans too. By teaming up with Poopod we can make cleaning up after dogs even easier and as a direct result create a safer environment for all of us to enjoy”.
ThePet.net and Poopod will be attending both days of Paws in the Park Dog Show on 20 th and 21 st June 2009 at Broadlands Park, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 9ZD.
ThePet.net is more than just another social networking site; it aims to revolutionize the global pet industry. The website allows pet owners to find the best for the pet through sharing and rating their own experiences of pet-friendly hotels, pubs, vets and other services.
ThePet.Net has already been championed by Parliament in an Early Day Motion for promoting responsible pet ownership in the UK and has received a massive amount of industry support from organisations including The Kennel Club, Feline Advisory Bureau, Company of Animals and Our Dogs newspaper.
Marc Abraham, probably better known as ‘Marc the Vet', is a charismatic and passionate pet expert who frequently appears in the media. He is regularly a guest on British prime-time television programmes such as The Paul O'Grady Show , It's Me or The Dog , Animal Rescue Live, The Tonight Programme as well as the BBC Breakfast and ITN News . Marc is a practicing vet in Brighton and was recently awarded the national veterinary industry's prestigious ‘Special Recognition Award' as the UK's favourite vet, voted for by the public. Marc is also now the veterinary advisor to The Kennel Club of Great Britain.
Andrew Seel has been working in the online social media industry since the early days of the web. A social networking expert, he runs award-winning Brighton-based social media agency Qube Media and has worked on campaigns for organisations as varied as Sony BMG, Electronic Arts, Learning & Skills Council and Channel 4 . Andrew is also a Director of the Feline Advisory Bureau and owns a beautiful dog called Luka.
Poopod is a clever all in one device with everything you need for your walk including a scented compartment to hide away those smelly used poo bags until you reach a bin. For more info visit www.poopod.com