Address backyard pet waste

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Regular removal of pet waste benefits the environment as well as pets and their owners. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Pets benefit households in myriad ways. The Animal Health Foundation said that being around pets can decrease cortisol levels – a hormone activated by stress. Pets also may inspire their owners to engage in physical activity, such as walks around the neighborhood or play sessions in the backyard, and a physically active lifestyle can reduce a person’s risk for various diseases. To reap the rewards of a pet, owners must be willing to put in the effort to care for companion animals. It includes those tasks that can be unsavory, such as cleaning up pet waste. Not only is pet waste messy, if left out and about it can be an eyesore, a health risk and affect the quality of the soil in one’s yard. Regular removal of pet waste benefits the environment as well as pets and t
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