What do you know about Poo?

Everyone who is reading this blog probably has a pet, and if you have a dog, being a responsible pet owner means cleaning up poo.. It is a part of life!  To celebrate that and pet parents daily doodies, here is a list of fact vs fiction when it comes to pet waste and the disposal.

April 24th-30th is National Scoop the Poop Week and we are here to educate you about how you can help contribute to a cleaner & healthier environment:)

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FICTION Leaving dog poop behind is good for the soil.  Reality: In order for feces from a carnivorous animal to be used as an effective fertilizer, it has to be fully composted with other materials such as egg shells and grass clippings and allowed to break down over time.

FACT– America’s 78.2 million dogs collectively deposit 10 million tons of waste per year, according to waste clean-up service, Doody Calls

FACT– Flushing dog poop down the toilet (without a bag), only the waste, is perhaps the best disposal method, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Resources Defense Council.  Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into storm drains, and eventually into local water-bodies.   Cat feces should never be flushed, as it may contain Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that can infect people and animals and municipal water treatment systems do not always kill this parasite!

FACT– Dog waste cannot harm your health. Reality: Dog feces can carry a host of disease and worms — including heartworms, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, parvovirus, giardia, salmonella, and even E. coli. This is why it’s imperative to clean it up after Fido does his duty!

FACT– If not flushing (again only bagless dog poop, never cat waste), it’s best to use a biodegradable bag and place in the garbage.  Reality: This can clog home plumbing systems and stress city sewer systems.

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Ways to keep Pets Safe at Home

Every day people who live in the Mecklenburg (Charlotte), Union, Gaston, and Cabarrus counties leave their homes and their beloved pets behind thinking everything is safe and sound. But, is it?? That string you left on the floor. The chicken bones you threw on the top of trash from dinner last night. The open toilet lid your husband left up. These all have 1 thing in common- they pose the potential to seriously harm your pets! So, with that being said, your home isn’t so safe and sound, is it?

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Have no fear pet owners!

Animal lovers and owners in the Charlotte, Monroe, Belmont, Concord and all surrounding areas can take note of the safety tips that will help minimize an unfortunate circumstance from occurring. An article from the PSI newsletter and an internet article from Pet & Home Care LLC both shared some of the same Pet Safety tips. The following are a few of the tips they shared- making sure all trash is picked up and discarded in a receptacle that is not accessible to the pet. Even if this means bringing it outside! Also, making sure that there are not areas in the home that could harm or injure your cat. Cats could jump onto or off of places and become injured or even stuck such as behind the refrigerator. Cats are not as nimble footed and self sufficient as we think! Making sure all choking hazards are out of the pets reach! This may include items like string, inappropriately sized toys, hair accessories and small jewelry, buttons, rubber bands, etc. Close those toilet lids (listen up, fellas!). Your pets could go for a drink of water and end up drowning in the bowl.

It is always a smart idea for pet owners to make a Pet Emergency and/or Disaster kit. In the Charlotte area, we provide our pet sitters with this idea and suggest they make one themselves. Just like for humans, this is a life saving tool to have for your pets! Things from gauze to flashlights would be items to include in yours!

You can never keep your pets too safe. Just following these few, basic safety tips will not only protect your pets but can actually ease your mind as well. Now you can leave your home and know it really is safe and sound (and your home will be cleaned up, too) :)!


Paper article- PSW Jan/Feb 2016 edition

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Million Dollar Dog is owned by Tara Pellegrino. They just celebrated their 10 years of being opened. They have three groomers who combined have 35 years’ experience in the grooming world.  They are all dedicated to continuing education and are all talented and customer service driven! After reading all of their profiles online, where do I sign up for my dogs? MDD offers many services. From a Self Service Dog Wash, where the client can bring their pup in and bathe them themselves, to many spa upgrades for your pup, again, they are worth a million dollars or more right??

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They even have a loyalty program for the dedicated clients.  Also, not to mention, they are the only Groomer listed on Yelp for Belmont. I know Belmont, NC is growing, and hopefully Yelp will be used more commonly in these small towns. You can write reviews, see pictures, click to call, or simply just see what they say about themselves on Yelp. Owners are allowed to respond to reviews and can even  make incentives online.

If I had to trust a dog groomer in Belmont, NC, this is the place I’d go. Without a doubt! Reputation is everything!



7206 W. Wilkinson Blvd

Belmont, NC 28012

Email: milliondollardognc@gmail.com

Telephone :  704-266-4137

“We would like to thank everyone for your continued support and we look forward to servicing you and your pet care needs in 2016!!”

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Don’t forget our line of  All Natural Colognes to Spritz up your pup in between their Grooms & Baths.  Pet Odor Candles are on sell for $7.99- Eliminates those nasty odors in your home.