Please be considerate of other footpath users and clean up after your dog.
Dog faeces are dangerous. Dogs are known to be carriers of campylobacter and other bacteria which can prove a health hazard to humans, but the main danger to health in dog faeces is the presence of the eggs of Toxocara Canis, or dog roundworm. Once in the human body the larvae of these eggs can cause extreme fever and illness and severe damage to organs.
Contact with infected dog faeces can cause loss of sight. Please make sure your pet does not become a source of tragedy for some other family and clean up after your dog.