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My dearest dog, as wonderful and charming as she is, can drop some gnarly solids where I have to position myself upwind to prevent myself from gagging. With regular bags, I would literally have to hold my breath from the second I would see her begin to squat until I've tossed the waste into the trash. These scented bags are very helpful for when I accidentally get a whif of that putrid stench. They don't mask it completely, but considerably. The lavender scent makes you feel a little less dirty too, considering that you're picking up poop. It'll linger on your hand for a little bit and quickly goes away once you're no longer touching the bag.The bags are plentiful and fairly-priced. Unless you have more than 1 dog, or have a dog with an insane amount of bowel movement, 120 bags will last you a good amount of time.I've never had an issue with tearing a bag, even when I've scooped up twigs and rocks - which is a huge plus because the I've never had a good day that starts with my finger accidentally being inserted into a warm turd because the bag ripped. Even when tearing the bag off from the rest of the roll - the perforation works well. It usually requires two hands to detach a bag, but it's never caused me to rip another bag by mistake. They're not difficult to open either - with just a little bit of friction, the edges will come apart. I have yet to come across a buggy one that was sealed on both ends.The only issue I have is the size. I have a 60-pound dog who likes to drop off the kids at the pool all at once, if you know what I mean - I can bag up all the kids without much issue, but it's a little tricky to knot it closed without worrying about little remnants of kids on the upper portion of the bag. I would say it's a sufficient size for small-medium sized dogs. For dogs (and their poops) that are larger, you might have a little bit of concern. Eventually you'll get a good method that works for you, but this issue could be prevented with a larger bag. It's not a deal breaker for me but if I can find a larger bag that is equally sturdy and odor-masking, I would be willing to try it out before coming back to this product.Overall, I definitely liked it but I do wish it were a bit larger.EDIT: Yay! There are larger sized baggies! The seller has informed me of a 11"x13" sized bag that they offer (rather than the 9"x13"). The prices per bag are only about 4 cents apart, and I would very much rather pay a few cents for a bag that'll fit my poochie's poopies a little better. However, the XL bags appear to be rolled into a longer shape than the standard bags, so I'll have to replace my bag dispenser. Fortunately I crochet them myself so it shouldn't be too hard of a task (let me know if you're interested in buying any too). I've changed my original 4-star rating to 5-stars because the item description doesn't specifically say what sized poops it can/can't contain and does specify the size of the bag. It's not the item or seller's fault that my dog's turds are huge.
With big dogs comes big poops. Being a proud Newfoundland mommy, I've been through many a poop bag in my day (literally through, because Newf poop is heavy and so many bags are too flimsy to support it), and these are the absolute best. Not only are they thick enough that I trust them not to break, but they mask the smell so well!Gross detail to attest to the strength of these bags: my female has relatively small poops in comparison to my male. He tends to go #2 two or three times per walk, which can get expensive in the poop bag department. Since the female is very good about doing her business early on, I'm able to pick hers up and hold the bag for reuse when the male inevitably goes a few steps away. I've never seen a single hole appear in these bags, not even while scraping up the runny poops on concrete.
Is it possible to love a dog poop bag? Heck yeah! I'm a veterinarian and I have tried many brands of bags over the years but since I discovered the Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags I use no other. I use the scented bags because on long walks it kind of disguises the smell of the feces (except those that are really potent), so you don't smell like feces to any passerby. I usually prefer unscented things because I have a sensitive nose and for those inclined, Earth Rated does offer non-scented bags. The Earth Rated bags are also a bit longer than a few other brands though most are similar length. However, the bags are definitely heavier than many other brands and also have way better sealed seams as well as high quality separation perforations. The central cylinder glides easily in every brand of bag holder I have. Lastly, a small but important detail...you know that small piece of tape that holds a new roll together? Most brands use a tape that when you pull it off it puts a hole in the opposing part of the bag if you don't very carefully remove it. A hole at the top of a bag is no big deal but further down can lead to leakage. The Earth Rated tape comes off real nice and my first bag isn't destroyed. Overall a very strong, well made bag that has never let me down. It can hold any load big or small, firm or loose and will not leak or tear.
These are the best bags for the worst chore. I have a two poop dog. He poops twice on every walk, even if he had just gone in the yard. It's his habit and so it's my chore to pick it up. I made the mistake once of buying cheaper bags. Because honestly, no one wants to spend money on something to literally fill with poop. Those cheap bags broke in my hand with pile of poop in them. I have a big dog. His turds are not cute. I was not happy to have them in the palm of my hand on a warm Texas day. I explained this to someone and he gave me an earth rated bag to try. I was apprehensive about a bag that is meant to break down quickly to save the earth. I want to save the earth but I don't want the bag to break in my hand. I don't know what they make these bags out of and I don't care. They are the strongest bags I've used so far. My dog is ten. I've tried a lot of bags. I will only buy these from now on. I will save the earth one doggy bowel movement at a time!
I never imagined I'd grow up to write reviews of dog poop bags on the internet, yet here I am. I guess when you spend as much time as I do standing outside waiting for your dog to poop while he smells the same spot for 20 minutes, you start to think about things.First of all, I have a dog who has what I politely like to call "anxious tummy." Sometimes people scare him in my apartment hallway, and he accidentally goes right there on the steps. In this moment, it is SUPER CLUTCH to have an easy-to-open poop bag like this one at the ready. And yes, I've noticed that a lot of poop bags are so hard to get open, which is not ideal when you're trying to clean up an embarrassing mess before your cute neighbor who you saw on Tinder rounds the corner and steps in it and you're publicly shamed because your dog can't handle his bowels.My dog also prefers the feeling of mulch underfoot as he relieves himself. It's really hard to pick up poop from mulch without also retrieving a bunch of mulch. Wood chips and plastic bags typically don't mix, but these bad boys (or should I say good boys?) are able to handle the mulch without ripping and tearing which is awesome in my book.Lastly, I don't typically like the smell of fake lavender, but these actually have a really nice scent that does a fairly good job of blocking scent. Great for someone like me who is astonishingly lazy and will put it in my garbage can instead of walking the 500 feet to the nearest doggie waste station. (Don't judge.) VERY IMPORTANT. (See earlier cute neighbor anecdote.)Thank you for reading my dog poop bag review!
These are so great!From what I've gathered, these green bags are made from recycled material and have an EPI component. Unlike traditional plastic bags that never break down, this component allows them to break down in approximately 18 - 24 MONTHS. While the timing is a bit on the longer side, It's fine by me and much better than the alternative of never breaking down at all!After I watched "Plastic Paradise" on Netflix, my perspective on using plastic entirely changed. I never knew how damaging it truly is and now, I'm just trying to do every bit that I can to create less waste. So the fact that these eventually deteriorate are a huge plus!Also, these are very decently priced! Some of the non environmentally friendly/completely plastic products are less expensive, but only by a slim margin. So these definitely won't hurt your wallet!As for the product itself, they're so cute. I'm a designer and I have to say, I find everything about this product to be aesthetically pleasing, which is ironic considering they are poopy bags! lol.But seriously, the packaging itself is super cute. The baggies are also great! They are a cheery, bright green color and slightly longer than normal bags, which I find to be very useful for second pick-ups. They are also thick and very easy to open. Also, they have a lavender scent. Personally, I love lavender, so this is probably my favorite part! The lavender smell is enough to cover up the poopy smell and really makes the experience so much more tolerable. However, if you're not a fan of lavender, don't worry. The scent is far from overwhelming and definitely won't give you a headache or anything like that!I purchased these bags along with their bag dispenser (made from the same company). They fit perfectly in there and the dispenser itself is an oval/pill shape and is also really well designed. It matches the bags with it's bright green color. I also like it's texture, which I know sounds a bit odd, but compared to other dispensers, it seems to have a really nice/well made quality to it. The dispenser also comes with a velcro strap on which I find works great for my retractable leash! However, if you already have a bag dispenser, I'm sure these bags will work find with that. While, they are a bit longer, they aren't so much longer that they won't fit into another dispenser type.Overall, I really enjoy these bags and I really do appreciate that they took a little time on adding a few extra "bells and whistles" with the fun packaging, color, and lavender scent. Who knew that poop picking could be improved?! haha. :)
I love these bags - much thicker than the ones you buy at the store. The scent is not overpowering.-----If you found my review helpful, please click the "Yes" button below! :)
I've ordered these bags twice now and will continue to do so. There are three things I particularly like about this product: First, they smell good - always a plus when dealing with dog poo. The smell is pleasant and strong enough to cover the poo smell. It won't keep it from smelling after several days in a garbage can and I would always deposit in an outside can, but over the course of a long dog walk, it certainly masks the scent. Second, the bag design changes color right before the place where you tear it off from the next bag. I hate bags with a constant pattern where I am hunting for the place to tear. Usually this happens right when Fido (name changed to protect the guilty) spots a squirrel leaving me with an unrolled spool of dog poo bags and a dog running around a tree with his retractable leash bouncing along behind. Finally, I like that the sticker holding the role together isn't so sticky, as is the case with some dog clean up bags, that it tears a hole in the bag when you start a new roll, rendering bag number one useless for containing stinky poo. The fact that they are environmentally responsible is the icing on the.... Well you get the idea. I don't want to talk about cake and dog poo in the same review.
I am a dog walker by trade and walk everything from 9-119 pounds, so I see a lot of poop in my everyday life. Often these dogs have separation anxiety from their owner (I also house sit during their vacations etc) or are very excited, and have bad tummy troubles, which can get, just... Yeah. I started using these when one house bought them to use with their dog, instead of the plastic grocery bags they were using before- what a difference!The smell, even before its in the bag, is so much less strong once you're unfolding the bag and getting it ready. It doesn't crinkle loudly or need to be "snapped" like some of the cheaper versions, and also unlike the clearer versions, there are gaunranteed no holes! And they're definitely big enough for even the biggest dogs! What a relief!I felt guilty after a week of watching one particular dog, as it was me changing out the big trash bag on the can they keep the used poop bags in, and I saw just how many there are after a week! Jeez! But learning they were biodegradable and are made of simple cornstarch made me really happy- it's something to brag about, too ;)I would recommend these to everyone, and I do, regularly. I learned only by buying these that's there's 15 per roll which is the norm, but I always thought it felt like more! These rolls fit into any poop bag holder and work great! Buy these now!
A lot of people have been posting 1 or 2 star reviews because they claim the bag is not biodegradable. So I sent the company an email, and this was their reply:Gen Loyer replied:Hi ___,Thank you for contacting Earth Rated PoopBags!According to updated regulations in the US, only a 100% renewable resource, such as our compostable bags, may be considered truly biodegradable.However, our green bags have an EPI additive which allows them to break down unlike traditional plastic bags and have been tested to break down in approximately 18-24 months in a bioreactor landfill.We hope this helps clarify any concerns you may have had.Should you have any further questions, we are always happy to help!Have a nice day!Gen Loyer | Earth Rated(tm) PoopBagsinfo@earthrated.com | Toll-Free 1-888-354-2818_____________________________I also looked up what an EPI additive was, and this is the company's website: [...]and a quote about what their additives do:"EPI's technology has been designed to control and manage the lifetime of products made from the most common plastics used by modern society. TDPA® based technology enables products made from polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) to degrade and, in most cases biodegrade, when discarded, into environmentally benign products within a few months to a few years as compared to decades or longer for the same products made without the benefit of the technology."_____________________________So these BAGS DO BREAK DOWN AFTER 24 MONTHS. But because this breakdown is facilitated by an additive, they are not considered biodegradable by US standards, but they are by Canadian standards.EarthRated does sell a similar product (more expensive) made from corn-based products, which do naturally decompose within 2 months (60 Earth Rated Compostable Dog Waste Poop Bags, Unscented, 4 rolls, 60-Count).In my opinion, this still makes this bag better than other entirely plastic products, and after comparing prices for several other types of eco-friendly poop bags, I am still purchasing this bag from this company.In terms of the product itself, it is slightly longer than normal bags, which is great for tying off, or when your dog has a "wet one", or even for second pick-ups. The lavender scent is great - it's just enough to cover up the smell when I'm tying up the bag, but it's not overpowering. Also, even though the bag is longer, it still comes 15 bags/roll, on a cardboard center, and it STILL FITS in my normal poop bag dispenser (although a little tight when unrolling the first bag).Hope this helps16lb terrier/poodle mix - Odin