How to Dissolve Dog Poop


During winter, it's not always possible to go outdoors in the cold and scoop up after your dog, especially when it's snowing and the poop is freezing to the ground as fast as it is passed. Once spring arrives and the snow and ice begin to melt, you may find your yard is covered with piles of dog poop. Then it's time to get to work disposing of it. Dissolving it is one option.

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      Wait for the first snow to clear and pick up the still-frozen poop while it is firm.

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      Place the poop in a container with a lid. Use either a free-standing container marketed specifically for the purpose or a plastic bucket. These work like miniature septic tanks.

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      Add enzyme powder or tablets, available from most online pet supply companies. Pour in some water and leave it to dissolve.

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      Try biodegradable, flushable dog poop bags. Pick up the poop using the bag and seal it. When you get home, flush it down the toilet.

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      Water the yard with a high-speed sprayer to dissolve any remaining poop.

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      Spread powdered limestone on the ground from where the poop was removed. This dissolves what is left and helps to reduce the odor.

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      Keep your dog away from the area for at least 24 hours, or until the lime has disintegrated into the ground, or it may burn its pads.