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Dog Fouling – health information

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council would like to remind residents of the following about Dog Faeces:

Affects Cows – Dog faeces left in fields where cattle graze, could expose cows to a parasitic infection that may result in early abortions of calves or leave calves infected with the parasite.


Affects Humans – Dog faeces may deposit roundworm eggs (toxocara canis) in their faeces, which become infectious to humans after about three weeks, and can remain so for up to two years.


Please take your dog mess to an appropriate bin and do not risk the lives of cattle and infection in humans.


East Staffordshire Borough Council have the following information on their website:

Dog fouling is widely considered to be the most offensive type of litter on our streets and green spaces. It looks and smells unpleasant and there is a real chance of catching infections which is a real risk to the public, particularly the young.


Report Dog Fouling to East Staffordshire Borough Council

by calling 01283 508000