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Old 09-10-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Sort of like Buckeye, we use the plastic shopping bags. We don't get the choice of paper or plastic. We do have our own canvas bags for shopping.

We keep a pooper scooper with us when at the park. It gets scooped and the doggie doodoo is placed in the trash barrels at the park. Now is this not healthy? Most others who do pick it up will do so with the provided baggies at the park then place that in the barrels. We pooper scooper the back yard with the pooper scooper and a plastic shopping bag and that goes into the city garbage dumpster.

Good reason to have Pomeranians.

I could just toss it over the fence to my neighbor's yard. NOT!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there...
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Use paper lunch size bags and throw them away, right away.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:25 AM
 
Location: beautiful NC mountains!
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An update....after seeing several people post that there were biodegradable baggies, I called several pet supply stores and found them! They are the same as the ones I have been using (before my son's chastising) except biodegradable. I have the container that attaches to the leash. Will go and purchase today. I also like the suggestions of some to reuse other bags. My paper actually comes in a biodegradable bag now. Learning and trying to do the right thing.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Here is my issue...I walk the dog three times a day. She has to poo at least twice. Because we usually walk in the park, I bought the little baggies and was picking it up. My oldest son, who is the green police in my house, told me the bags were terrible for the landfill and that I should just leave it. But, I said, people will step in it....You see how the argument went.

So, I gave him a compromise. If she went along the roadside, I would leave it. If she went in the park, I would pick it up in the landfill filling bags. Now he wants me to pick it up, bring it home to the compost pile and re use the bag! Any ideas on what is best for the environment? Why don't they make biodegradable bags and end my misery?

What do the rest of you do with your dog's poo?


I have that problem whenever I take my pet bear for a walk in the woods...

The scoop is that pet waste in an urban setting is a potential vector for diseases, as well as being unsightly, often smelly, and an attractant to pests.
It doesn't belong in (vegetable) garden compost, but other than that it decomposes nicely over time.

BTW, your son is manipulating you. Give him a paper bag, tell him to pick up the poo, along with any other that he sees, and bring it home and flush it, or he doesn't get supper. A couple weeks of that and he'll mellow out.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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I have that problem whenever I take my pet bear for a walk in the woods....
So you are definately qualified to answer the ago old question....
Does a bear **** in the woods...?
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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So you are definately qualified to answer the ago old question....
Does a bear **** in the woods...?
Yep. How do you think Pooh Bear got his name? I have yet to see one environmental radical rushing in to bag bear poo and carry it off, even though it can pollute streams and get on hiking trails, and all those other evils.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: beautiful NC mountains!
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BTW, your son is manipulating you. Give him a paper bag, tell him to pick up the poo, along with any other that he sees, and bring it home and flush it, or he doesn't get supper. A couple weeks of that and he'll mellow out.
He is away at college. When he was home for the summer he did far more than his share of walking the dog. He is not trying to be manipulative, just trying to make the world a greener place.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Yep. How do you think Pooh Bear got his name? I have yet to see one environmental radical rushing in to bag bear poo and carry it off, even though it can pollute streams and get on hiking trails, and all those other evils.
Bear poop probably does biodegrade quickly though, they are mainly on a raw meat diet. When you feed dogs a raw meat diet, their poop biodegrades very rapidly.

Now for bear parasites and such...I don't know .
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Good reason to have Pomeranians.
Truly!!
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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You must pick it up, but the idea of it putrifying in a plastic bag is not right either. Whenever possible, I pick it up in some natural material..spanish moss, a bunch of leaves, etc, and put it in some woodsy area where it will not be stepped on and it will break down naturally.
Please don't leave it on the pavement...gross.
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