Delilah spent a few days last week having bloody diarrhea. I took her to the vet and it cost $200 for the diagnosis and treatment. She has roundworm and whipworm. Both parasites can come from soil contaminated with feces.
I live in an apartment complex that kind of looks like an old two story motel. We have a little yard in the back to bring our dogs out. Some of my neighbors are young couples who seem like responsible dog owners but most of the tenants seem to be college kids. They let their untrained dogs roam around off leash and charge up to people and dogs. But "don't worry, he's friendly." They'll be running after their dogs yelling "Mabel come, Mabel, get over here!" and of course the dogs don't listen. The owners never bothered training them. I don't know if they think dogs speak English or what?
Anyways we live on a somewhat busy road in our city and they just let the dogs out and don't even watch them. Of course they can't pick up after them if they haven't even seen where the dogs have gone. And when they do see, they still don't pick up after them. I've witnessed this.
It's gotten to the point where I can't take my dog out at night without stepping in anything.
I've contacted the landlords about this. I'm hoping that we can come up with a solution. I really hate living in a city.