Dog Poop DNA Test
Every pile of un-scooped dog waste has a unique DNA profile that can be used to identify the specific pet responsible. With this deterrent in place, your community becomes cleaner and greener as more pet owners pick up after their dogs! Dog waste is one of the biggest and most widespread antisocial problems that is very hard to eliminate or even curb. International Biosciences can help local councils, administrative bodies and organisations eliminate or reduce unwanted dog fouling, and the headache of dealing with it through its dog poop DNA testing service. By being able to match faeces directly to the responsible dog, we could permanently solve your issue and provide undeniable accountability.
Note: The test can be offered to local authorities, communities, organisations and businesses but we do not currently provide single tests on single poops. The dog poop test is not currently available to solve neighbour-to-neighbour disputes.
Dog Poop Health Concerns
An average dog dropping contains 3 billion faecal bacteria, and the World Health Organisation warns that disease can transfer from dog waste to children and to other pets. A dog’s gut is designed to eat almost anything. One dog will produce more bacteria per day than a human, a cow and a horse combined. Dog faeces could cause fever, headache, vomiting and kidney disorders.
An average sized dog produces 276lbs of waste per year, and up to 40% of this waste goes un-scooped. According to CNN, an average dog has twice the carbon footprint as driving an SUV 10,000 miles. In addition, dog waste can be classed in the same pollution category as toxic chemicals and oil. One study found that 20% of bacteria in contaminated water could be traced to a canine source.
Local Councils and PSPOs
Dog mess in public spaces or areas has indeed become a major nuisance in many parks and neighbourhoods. Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are relatively broad powers given to local councils in order to help these administrative bodies deal with problems, social or otherwise, in a particular area. PSPOs are aimed at ensuring that public spaces are enjoyed by everyone without this enjoyment being compromised by antisocial behaviours – a case in point being unscooped dog mess. In instances where activities taking place are of detriment to the local community, the council can implement a PSPO. The PSPO will impose conditions or restrictions aimed at overcoming, eliminating or reducing the extent of the problem so that locals can enjoy the public space and the quality of life is maintained.
In order to control the issue of dog mess in public spaces, Public Space Protection Orders need to be combined with obligatory dog DNA testing for all dog owners within the community who walk their dogs in any public space. Once all dog owners register their dog’s DNA, it will be easy to track which dog a given poop belongs to by comparing a sample from the offending mess to the DNA of all the dogs registered in the database. Landlords and property managers can incorporate clauses in their tenancy agreements which binds dog owners to registering their dog’s samples. International Biosciences are available to help local councils deal with the problem of unscooped dog mess through dog poo DNA testing.
Dog Poop DNA Test: How It Works
If councils, organisations or local authorities find cases of blatant dog fouling in their community they will need to purchase a number of testing kits from International Biosciences in order to take a DNA sample from every dog in the area. All owners will need to sample their dogs. Sample collection is by means of a simple mouth swab from the dog. This sample will then provide a unique profile for each dog which would be stored in a registry. Dog owners would in turn be given a tag which would identify their dog as being registered. This tag is important and owners should ensure to carry it whenever they walk their dogs. Local wardens may have the authority to stop you whilst walking your dog and request you present proof that you have registered your dog.
If dog poo is found in a public space, it may be collected for DNA testing. The DNA profile from the offending poop will be matched against all dog DNA profiles in the registry until a match is found. Once a match is confirmed, the owner can be tracked down and fined.