Yes, your adorable, lovable pup can have parasites like roundworms or hookworms living within him. Occasionally you will find noticeable symptoms such as diarrhea, other times not. Regrettably, parasites may develop into an even bigger problem if they’re permitted to multiply in the yard following some is expelled in the dog’s feces. If kids play in your yard, they too can become infested. Therefore, regular cleanup is a must, and sometimes, a little more is required to kill a potential infestation.
Remove and discard feces as soon as possible — all of the time. If dog waste isn’t removed in a week, the dirt can become so contaminated with parasites they may be an issue for up to five decades. Use a scooper tool or inverted plastic bag over your hand to help you remove feces to your yard.
Sprinkle diatomaceous earth around the region where the feces had been located for additional clean up, especially in the event that you know your pup had parasites or if you didn’t clean up the feces within a week. Diatomaceous earth is a natural product available online and in the garden centers that dries from the exoskeletons of insects, including decay, killing them in the procedure. It’s a safe product to use around plants, but if kids play in the yard, use “food grade” diatomaceous earth, recommends The University of Arizona.
Increase sunlight exposure into this region where your puppy messes so that it receives at least 2 hours of sunlight every day, which will help eliminate parasites such as hookworms. You may need to prune nearby trees or move a small structure to improve sun conditions. In the future, you must train your pup to move someplace else where sun is plentiful.