August 8, 2008 at 7:39 am #82877
we only have a back yard no garden quite small and i clear and detol it frequently, our bin is in the yard but its a big wheelie bin so he can’t get in there, there are a few flies around though so maybe he’s licking something out there, but usually its just straight in and out…but it could be something from the nature reserve he walks in everyday with my dad…there is loads of wild life there and lots of large ponds which maybe becoming a bit stagnent with algea (SP?) he’s probably getting something from there :-\August 8, 2008 at 7:51 am #82878kizkiznobiteMember
i was thinking pidgeon and/or seagull faeces….
have you got any nesting close by…roof tops chimney pots etc
recent studies are showing that there is more bacteria in seagull poo than in raw sewage…including all the norms + camp and e coli etcAugust 8, 2008 at 8:09 am #82879
there are loads of seagulls nesting and last night there were two big baby seagulls eating a pidgeon 😮
maybe just walking through the poo and then washing his paws is enough ?August 8, 2008 at 8:15 am #82880AnonymousGuest
yes i would think that would be enough 🙁
i think they carry bacteria that makes dogs sick
claire xAugust 8, 2008 at 8:38 am #82881
Val do you have a link for where i could buy some of that honey? not had any luck locating any of either types.August 8, 2008 at 9:13 am #82882AnonymousGuest
just looked pigeons up and they can carry camplobacter and salmonella in their droppings – it sounds like you may need something specific which will kill these in the yard ?
bonnie had campy when she first came here – there is some info here – http://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/Documents/leaflets/Environment/InfectiousDiseases/campylobacter.pdf but i can see from briefly googling some strains seem to be resistant to certain disinfectants
hope this helps – i used to battle with pigeons on our balcony all the time in our flat 🙁
claire xAugust 8, 2008 at 9:15 am #82883
you think jeyes fluid will do it………….ooo or hibiscrub?? beau has had campy before, last year i think.August 8, 2008 at 9:26 am #82884AnonymousGuest
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Val do you have a link for where i could buy some of that honey? not had any luck locating any of either types.
This is about the cheapest site I’ve found (unless anyone else knows one) 🙂August 8, 2008 at 10:30 am #82885
oh holland & barrett sell it so i’ll grab some in town this afternoon ;DAugust 11, 2008 at 12:27 pm #82886SweetypyeMember
could be coccidae (sp) and Virkon is a good disinfectant for this type of bug
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