Dog Poop DNA Testing
Every pile of un-scooped dog waste has a unique DNA profile that can be used to identify the specific pet. With this deterrent in place, your community becomes cleaner and greener as more pet owners pick up after their dogs! International Biosciences can help eliminate 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 will permanently solve your issue and provide undeniable accountability.
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 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.
Dog poop DNA test: How it works
If you find a case of blatant dog fouling in your community you will need to purchase a testing kit from International Biosciences in order to carry out a dog poop DNA test. This will enable you to collect a sample of the faeces to send to us for identification, and we would produce a unique profile of the dog that the sample came from. We would then need to get a reference sample to match against this profile. In an ideal world all responsible dog owners would register their dog’s DNA by taking a simple mouth swab from the dog. This will then provide a unique profile for each dog which would be stored in a database. However until there is legislation enforcing people to do this, we will have to rely on dog owners voluntarily supplying samples that can be tested against the sample of faeces. And let’s face it, if someone refuses point blank to do this it will surely show an element of guilt,and that alone could act as a deterrent to make them clean up in future! Once the unique database includes all of the dog profiles in the community, you will begin to notice immediate clean-up results