New Zealand Dog News

Reviewing the dog news in New Zealand with editors comments. Someone needs to keep reviewing how our dogs are doing in society.

February 23, 2006

Doggy bags just the latest

And this makes the news!! You've been able to buy bio degradable dog bags for years....

Are these bio degrad dogs? They should have taken a picture of the bags, not the dogs!! Opps, I just saw the bags...

Timaru now has biodegradable bags for doogie doo - but don't expect supermarkets to do away with their plastic bags any time soon. Ashbury Veterinary Clinic has just started stocking the bio-doggy bags.

Clinic manager Ruth Hopkins said they had no idea how popular they would be.
"We got them because they are biodegradable. I am sure there are people out there who would want to use them." A bag of 50 cost $15.

The bags are as natural as a dog's droppings, and were made to decompose in 40 days when placed in a regulated composting environment. Regular plastic takes over 100 years to degrade.


  • At 6:55 p.m., Blogger Conners said…

    We have them, 40 for a dollar, but here's the question. If we have to pick up after our dogs and the bags are biodegradable, why can the bags not be thrown into the woods along the trails? Instead we have to carry them home and for those that don't compost, they go in the trash anyway.
    I have them, but I still don't the difference between a plastic garbage bag or a biodegradable bag, unless it biodegrades at the city dump, which could be an advantage since plastic bags don't.
    Either way, it's getting that fresh doo into the bags that make your eyes water and sets you back a few feet. LOL

  • At 10:26 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Now that's a good question- biodegradable and the woods. I may email the company and ask!!

    But I must say that I like my idea of training ymy dog to go in the bushes. My one parks his bum in the bush, and does his business there. Sight unseen.


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