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  1. #1
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    Default Picking Poo

    Why is it that I can pick horse poo all day long and have no problem but picking dog poo make me sick.

    I just hate doing, I cleaned the year today and just didn't want to pick the dog poo. I did it but put it off as the last thing to do.

    Now yesturday at the farm it was so nice and as I was feeding the horses outside I looked around and was thinking I should pick the field (I am at full board and don't have to pick but I do anyway).

    So can someone tell me way I can pick up after horses all day long and not even think about it, but picking up after dogs makes me sick?
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    It really doesn't smell the same, thats all!



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    Simple. Plant based poo vs meat based poo.



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    ^^ yep. Dog poop makes me gag. Dog farts also.



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    Glad to see it's not just me! Came very close to vomiting the other after having to clean up after puppy in the house. GAG

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    Hmm, I don't have much trouble with poo in general. It's the human baby poo that sometimes gets me (still not much, but I'm sure I'll get over that with my own kids.

    Dog (and all carnivore's) poo smells way way worse than horse poo (hardly even worth calling poo, honestly. But it still doesn't bug me much. I have a 75 pound dog and live in an apartment without a yard and she goes 3x per day. I seriously have no trouble picking up her (very large) poo. I think it's just a mental thing. It smells weird, but I've smelled so much worse really.

    I have a friend that has to control her gag reflex when she watches our dog because she thinks the poo is "warm" and "big." Those two things get to her more than with her smaller dog (more tootsie roll style poops...)

    Anyhoo, horse poo is seriously nothing, totally agree. But I don't have that much trouble with dog or cat poo either. I'm not a generally squeamish person, so perhaps that's it.

    Either way, at least you're cleaning it up! That's something to be proud of no matter your leanings! And older dog poo (like cleaning up a yard) has dried out pretty well and doesn't smell much, so it could just be in your mind, haha. We used to put Vix in our nose during anatomy class, perhaps that would help?



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    Feed raw - much more pleasant odor & greatly reduced volume



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    Cannot tell you why - but you are not alone. Blech.



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    It's less revolting to pick up if you use the mini manure forks made just for doggie diamonds.

    I think the distance it affords the picker upper makes it less offensive.

    Plus, I've already perfected my manure fork technique.



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    I have the same problem...dog poo is toxic.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mkevent View Post
    It's less revolting to pick up if you use the mini manure forks made just for doggie diamonds.

    I think the distance it affords the picker upper makes it less offensive.

    Plus, I've already perfected my manure fork technique.
    What I ended up doing with the one I bought for my mini's tiny poop but it isnt' any different than the normal forks...
    I have "forever wild" next to my back yard so I can just fling the doggy poop across the fence....my new sport....



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    I do horse poo and cat poo with no problem. Cat throw up--don't blink an
    eye. Dog poo...ugh. Dog throw up...even worse.



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    The nastiest poo ever is snake poo. I had a corn snake for a short while. That stuff is nasty.



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    Goose/duck poo is pretty nasty. I'll take dog poo over it any day. Don't mind horse poo at all.
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    Bla! You are not the only one! Neither am I apparently lol! In case of accidental, inside emergency, I wrap a moistened tea towel around my face and clip it with a hair clip!



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