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I am new to chihuahua ownership, and I noticed that PetSmart, and other online shops, have these rolls of bags with a dispenser to use for cleaning up after your dog on walks. I was just wondering, is there any benefit to using these instead of, for example, a package of sandwich bags?
 

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Don't think so, mine is pink with zebra stripes, so I think it's just for novelty sake , just something else to sell! But it is handy as the dispenser hangs on the lead handle so u don't hav to carry it :)
 

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I got black ones from the poundshop. I find it nicer since they are black and people can't see straight away what you got in the bag (even though they can guess what it is). Also they have handles so its easiert to tie the bag up. Mine are even scented, which I don't really care about though.
 

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Dog poo specific bags are biodegradable, so that's an important factor if you're a "greenie", I guess.

They even sell some that are "flushable", but over here I'm told we're not supposed to flush doggy doo as it apparently has different bacteria to what the public sewer system is normally used to & causes all sorts of problems at the treatment plant.

Sigh, nor are we supposed to put it in our big green wheelie bins that the trucks come for, so I'm damned if I know what the heck they want us to do with it. In fact I think I'll search out that info right now whilst I'm thinking of it.

I use toilet paper to pick it up off the washable pee pads & flush it at home, to hell with the plant's issues I say.

AND they're talking about making us drink the plant's recycled water, like hell I will be, I won't even be showering in it!!!!!
 

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I use the ones from pet edge. But mainly, I just pick it up with tissue and flush! I dont have a problem with putting it in the trash in the winter -but in the summer, wheeeewww, what a stink! Since I take him out on a leash anyway, I just pick it up and flush it.

Any bag will do, though. My DIL uses the grocery store bags or the ones from Dollar Tree, they sell 50 bags for $1.00. But beware - they are thin! Lol

By the way - welcome!
 

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Oooooh Jane, I went searching for your "Port a Poo" and came up instead with "Port a Loo Britney Spears" in some crazy Jacka$$ promo.

What can I say except, "ONLY in America ......" OMG, this is beyond bizarre ...

 

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Dog poo specific bags are biodegradable, so that's an important factor if you're a "greenie", I guess.
They even sell some that are "flushable", but over here I'm told we're not supposed to flush doggy doo as it apparently has different bacteria to what the public sewer system is normally used to & causes all sorts of problems at the treatment plant.

You don't even want to think about what folks flush down their toilets ....... ewwwwwww


Sigh, nor are we supposed to put it in our big green wheelie bins that the trucks come for, so I'm damned if I know what the heck they want us to do with it. In fact I think I'll search out that info right now whilst I'm thinking of it.
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Our local parks have dispensers that give you the infamous dogi-dogi bags. We collect in the dogi-dogi bag, and will often put the results in the waste bins in the park, which contain many other such bags. If we take a bag home, we will double wrap in a supermarket plastic bag, and leave it in the large trash bin (which itself has a plastic liner) for Republic Waste Disposal to pick up. As far as I know, this is legal, but I have never specifically asked.

Chihuahuas are small dogs, and therefore we are saving the planet by producing less waste. Compared to a Great Dane, we are saving hundreds of pounds of poop per year!!!
 

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Actually in many places flushing is preferable because water treatment plants are meant to deal with poop (of all kinds, human and animal)- by flushing it you avoid it getting into the watershed and contaminating groundwater or rivers or whatnot. I am sure it varies by municipality though- you could check locally if you are that concerned about it. I only know this because of a article I read in the local paper about disposing of cat poop. I use biodrgradable bags (not all dog poop bags are biodegradable and even the ones that are vary in environmental friendliness because of what they are actually made of). Most of mine end up in the dog wast specific bins at the park and I have no idea what they do with them after that. Probably a landfill.

It doesn't really matter what bags you pick up with though. Some of the ones in pet stores can get really really expensive. If you don't care what they look like get whatever bag is cheapest!
 
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