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Mowbot And Pet Poo: Prevent Cross Contamination

Posted by mowbot team on Feb 28, 2018 09:09:09 AM

Your dog is a member of your family, and at Mowbot we care just as much about your dog’s health as you do. Pet poo can carry various diseases that are harmful to both your pet and yourself if you come into contact with it. The U.S. EPA has estimated that two or three days’ worth of waste from 100 dogs would carry enough harmful bacteria that it would temporarily close a bay and watershed areas to both swimming and shell fishing.

Unfortunately, even if your dog is healthy, other dogs in your area may not be. If you currently use a traditional commercial lawn care company to service your yard, you are exposing your lawn to a cross-contamination situation. If your company uses their lawn mower on a yard that has dog waste full of harmful bacteria and diseases, and they then use that same mower on your lawn, your grass is now contaminated.

Mowbot is dedicated to providing your yard with less contamination than traditional commercial lawn care companies. We use a state-of-the-art robotic mower that lives on your property and mows only one yard-your yard.


There are many diseases that live in dog waste. For some, you can protect your pet with a simple vaccination, but for others, your only form of prevention is keeping your dog away from the waste of other dogs, which may be carriers.
Common diseases and contaminants found in dog waste include:

  • Whipworms
  • Hookworms
  • Roundworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Corona
  • Giardiasis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Campylobacteriosis

Perhaps one of the most concerning conditions found in pet poo is parvovirus, which can be life-threatening.


Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 9.25.58 PMParvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can affect any non-vaccinated canine. Parvo works by attacking rapidly dividing cells in your dog’s body, especially in the intestinal tract. Parvo can also affect white blood cells. When puppies contract the disease, their heart muscle can be damaged, causing a lifelong cardiac problem.

Parvo is extremely contagious and is transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes into contact with infected feces. Parvo contamination is especially concerning because it can live in your yard for months and can survive for extended periods of time on inanimate objects.

If your commercial lawn service uses their lawn mower in an infected yard, parvo can survive on the wheels and blades of that mower and go on to infect other yards serviced by the company.
Symptoms of parvovirus include lethargy, severe vomiting, loss of appetite, and bloody, foul-smelling diarrhea that can cause life-threatening dehydration.
While almost any member of the canine family can contract parvo, there are a handful of dog breeds that are more susceptible. Rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, Labrador retrievers, American Staffordshire terriers and German shepherds are more likely to suffer from the disease than other breeds.


Your best form of protection is vaccinating your pet against parvovirus and other communicable diseases as well as eliminating the threat of cross-contamination from other yards. Canine bacteria and disease contamination in your yard are efficiently solved by the Mowbot and pet poo solution. Mowbot and pet poo can live side-by-side in your yard without the worry of other animal’s feces making your beloved pet ill.
Mowbot lives quietly on your lawn and mows only your yard, providing you with the best, less stress option for lawn care. Mowbot is less stress and less contamination for your yard and your peace of mind.

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