Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Poo Be Gone (#ChewyInfluencer)

A certain pup around these parts loves to go on walks.

What's more, one of Astrid's favorite things to do on walks is, well, evacuate her system. It's gotta be done, as they say. What's more, since it's not polite to leave such presents just lying around in neighbors' yards, and since Astrid lacks opposable thumbs, this human serves as the cleanup crew.

We try to be as green as we can here at our home. In trying to maintain this way of life, we attempted to reuse plastic grocery bags to transport Astrid's intestinal gifts back to our trashcan. Let's be honest, though. It would seem that our local stores prefer to test out the strength of their plastic bags using something along the lines of a katana. And let's just say that the bags always fail this test, and therefore also fail to hold up to Astrid's recycled food.

So, we resorted to bags specifically designed for picking up pup poo. We've tried multiple different kinds, some we've liked, and some not so much. Given that we were running low on our most recent stash of bags, ones which were sometimes just a tad too small and thin to fit the intestinal contents of a 65-lb dog, it was decided that Astrid's review for this month's Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program would be of Frisco™ Dog Waste Bags.

This product looked promising from the get-go. As the box says, this particular selection comes with a whopping 900 bags! There are 15 bags per roll, which means this box is stuffed with 60 rolls of bags. What's more, this particular deal also comes with 2 bag dispensers.

I used to stuff my pockets with bags. I am ashamed to say, though, that I have left the ecosystem less than pure after some of those bags managed to escape my pockets somewhere in our neighborhood. To avoid further incidents such as this, I was planning on getting a bag dispenser, and so was very happy to see that this Frisco™ deal came with not only 1, but 2 of them. Although I at first found the dispenser's uber secure clip difficult to open, it was finally managed and attached to Astrid's leash. I don't see it going anywhere anytime soon.

Again, Astrid is a 65-lb dog, and her deposits show it. So, the size of the bag is very important. The product description says these bags are 13" tall x 9" wide, which sounded pretty decent. Still, though, I had to pull one out as soon as the box arrived to see for myself. Did it pass the size test?

It sure did! And after a few field tests, it was determined that these bags are indeed just the right size for grabbing up poo and tying it up afterwards. What's more, the plastic of the Frisco bags are on the thick side, especially when compared to some of the bags I've previously used. And trust me, this is a good thing!

You can even choose between scented or unscented bags from Frisco™. I chose the unscented, only because, personally, my nose has always been a bit put off by the warped scent of any fragrance trying to mask puppy sewage. I'm probably just weird like that, though, so the scented version of these may very well be great at their job!

What it comes down to is that the Frisco™ Dog Waste Bags seem just right for, well, the job at hand. And this particular pack seems like quite a deal, if you ask us. On Chewy.com, it's currently a mere $14.97 for these 900 bags and 2 dispensers. Although I won't name any names, I've spent at least that much on a small fraction of 900 bags at other locales. So, be sure to check out this deal if you're in need of a hand at picking up some puppy poo.

Now, on with the walk!

Wishing all of our furiends a very happy Tuesday!

Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Frisco™ Dog Waste Bags, and dispensers, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own. We only review products that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and we never recommend a product that we do not believe in.

Our Tip of the Day:
Although there has for quite some time been debates regarding the use of dog or even cat feces as fertilizer, the truth of the matter is that there are a number of potential diseases and other health concerns related to this practice. Retinal disease in children, for example, was found to be a result of the use of dog feces as fertilizer in one particular study. For this reason, among many others (including good manners!), please always be sure to pick up after your pup, and even after your outdoor kitty, if possible.


Marg said...

Those bags sure look like they will do the job. So glad that your Mom found them Astrid. That Chewy is just a great place. You all have a great day.

Mariodacat said...

Those bags sure do look good. M remembers when she used to take her miniature schnauzer for a walkie. Yes Fritz was a smaller dog, but he put out a good piece of waste long the way. Good review of a good product.

The Swiss Cats said...

Great review ! We can only imagine what it means when the bag doesn't fit the poo (so to speak) or isn't thick enough (yuck !). We're glad Astrid and you found the purrfect waste bags ! Purrs

The Island Cats said...

Those bags look like a great product. And we had to laugh. Our poos have never been referred to as intestinal gifts...but now they will be! ;)

Fur Everywhere said...

That sounds like a really good deal!! Chewy has some really awesome prices. :) I'm glad these bags are working out for you and Astrid.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Excellent review! That is a great deal for all those bags and the holder for them is nice too. I knew you would be meticulous with removing any wastes from Astrid, I wish everyone would be though. People walk dogs on our street which is a country road and they figure it is OK to leave it which makes it unpleasant for everyone. Not as bad as the horse dropping we come across sometimes though :)

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Those bags sound like a really great deal! Couldn't they even be used to collect gifts from a cat's litter pan?

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, $14.97 for 900 bags AND two dispensers? That sounds like a great deal, for sure. We are happy they are working out so well for you!

Astrid, what a great smile you have in that last photo, :)

Three Chatty Cats said...

Wow, 900 bags?!? That should last quite a while.