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Flush Puppies Wallet Style Flushable & Certified Compostable Doodie Bags for Dogs, 60 count

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Flush Puppies doodie bags are 100% Certified Compostable (by the Biodegradable Products Institute) and flushable. Yes, really… flushable. Made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) – a water soluble, eco-friendly, green alternative to plastic – Flush Puppies are specifically made to dispose of doggie doodie down the toilet. Unlike plastic bags or other biodegradable bags, Flush Puppies actually break down in water.

There’s no reason to add to the problem when you have the perfect waste disposal system right there in your bathroom. Bag the poop, toss it in the toilet, and flush. Your local waste water treatment facility will do the rest! Flush Puppies are clean and simple.

Key Benefits

  • Made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) – a water soluble, eco-friendly, green alternative to plastic
  • Flush Puppies are specifically made to be flushed down the toilet
  • Convenient, resealable wallet-style on the go packs
  • Bags are individually folded with no perforations to tear!
  • Each unit comes with 3 wallet-style packs of 20 bags each (60 bags total)

Cautions

Check locally, as many communities do not have industrial compost facilities that accept pet waste. Contact your local waste management department to inquire. Also, do not attempt to compost Flush Puppies at home. Home composts do not generate enough heat to kill dangerous pathogens found in pet waste. HAZARDS TO HUMANS: Keep away from children.

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  • Item Number
    85318
  • Dimensions
    6.5 x 5 x 1.75 inches
  • Weight
    8.8 ounces
  • Material
    Recycled Materials

Instructions

Bag the poop, toss it in the toilet, and flush. Flush one bag at a time. Do not tie or knot bag prior to flushing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Flush Puppies safe for septic and sewer systems?

Yes! The bags are safe for sewer systems and generally safe for septic as well. With that said, every septic system is different, and every homeowner is different too. Some septic systems are not very good at breaking down organic matter. And some homeowners are not very good at maintaining their septic systems! What we advise customers is that if you are discouraged from flushing wet wipes in your septic system, then we recommend you not flush Flush Puppies! Also, if you don’t regularly maintain your septic system, you should avoid flushing Flush Puppies down the toilet as well.

What if I don’t want to flush them? Flush Puppies are compostable too?

Not everyone wants to flush their pet’s waste down the toilet. But, you can still avoid sending it to the landfill, where it may mummify for eternity. Flush Puppies are certified compostable for industrial compost facilities, where they will disintegrate and biodegrade swiftly without leaving any non-compostable residues. (Check locally, however, as appropriate compost facilities that accept pet waste do not exist in many communities. Also, Flush Puppies are not suitable or recommended for backyard composting!)

If you simply want to throw away your pet’s waste in the trash, that’s OK too. Flush Puppies bags contain no polyethylene plastic. Just keep in mind that virtually nothing biodegrades in a landfill for a very long time – not even organic matter.

Why should I flush my dog’s poop down the toilet, or compost it in an industrial compost facility, when I could just leave it on the ground?

Because as a responsible dog owner, you’re No. 1 when it comes to disposing of Fido’s No. 2, and leaving pet waste on the ground creates serious health risks:

Dog poop ain’t fertilizer. In fact, it’s classified as a type of pollution, and it can infect surface water and groundwater. Doodie contains parasites including hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms, which pose a health risk, especially to kiddos – and the eggs from those parasites can live in the ground for years.

Because of these risks, cities across the country, including New York City and San Francisco, have already enacted pooper-scooper fines. Don’t end up in the doghouse when you travel or when your city enacts the same laws.

C’mon, do these bags seriously break down in water?

Yes, they break down in water. But that doesn’t mean they’re crappy construction.

Flush Puppies are made of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) film (an alternative-to-regular-plastic material that dissolves in water). The key is creating the bags with a “solubility point” at which they are strong enough to hold Fido’s semi-moist poop, but soluble enough, quickly enough, that you can actually see the breakdown process start to happen when you toss the bag in the toilet. That’s where we came in.

Water from the toilet goes through a sewage treatment plant specifically designed to remove harmful toxins and bacteria from fecal matter.

In short, the bags won’t break down on your walk home from the park, but they will start to break down after being submerged in your toilet water.

How bad can it be to just throw dog poop in the trash?

Allow us to give you a few facts and figures about the impact of animal doodie in American landfills:

There are an estimated 44.8 million dogs in the U.S. In a city of 100,000 people, or 43 square miles, dogs can generate about 2.5 tons of feces a day. That’s almost 2 million pounds a year.

Most of that doodie ends up in regular plastic bags, which can take up to 1,000 years or more (if ever!) to decompose in a landfill. Enough said?

What if my house has old plumbing?

Some Flush Puppies’ users with “low-flow” toilets or really old plumbing have told us it can take more than one flush to get everything down. If that’s the case, let the Flush Puppies bag sit in the water for 10 minutes before attempting to flush again. If flushing simply isn’t an option for you, you can still put Flush Puppies in the trash or in an industrial compost facility that accepts pet waste; remember, Flush Puppies bags are certified compostable (for industrial composting only) and contain no polyethylene plastic!

How big are the bags?

The bags are 8?x10?, which generally can accommodate a dog up to 75 lbs, depending on what you feed your dog!

Are the bags safe to use in the rain?

Yes! The bags are made 2x as thick as normal plastic bags for that exact reason. If there’s some light rain or moisture on the ground, it should not compromise the bag. Plus, the major decomposition of the bags happens after flushing – with increased water stress, temperature, and microbial content.

The truth is, if it’s raining hard enough for the bag to really start breaking down, you’re probably not walking your dog without an umbrella in the first place.

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  • Bags are okay, but...

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    The bags themselves are fine. It is the size that is the issue. They are just too small for larger dogs. I found that picking up the waste and then getting my hand out of the bag was just too messy because the bags are just plain short and forget tying a clean knot. If these bags were taller like other bags I would by again for the compostability. I cannot speak to the flushability as I would never put these down my toilet and I'm sure my local water board thanks me.

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  • works well for a medium size single dog household

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    We pick up pretty much immediately after our dog in our yard and even the best scented or baking soda protected poop bag would release some odor in our trashcan which we store in our garage. Then again the garage smells not nice in our humid, hot Texas weather which we were masking in many ways. Since we have found this solution, that issue is eliminated. Not sure how it would work with a household of multiple or big dogs, but it is perfect for us, having a 44 lbs young boy.

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  • Love flushing the poop

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    I love these bags. Big enough to carry it. I feel better flushing that throwing the bags in the waste container.

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  • No problems so far

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    We bought these bags after seeing the pile of plastic bags that were in our trash can after just one week! I've used them for a month and they haven't gotten stuck in the toilet so far. Overall I haven't had any problems and am pleased with these bags.

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  • This product is a household favorite!

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    I fell in love with Flush Puppies on day one! They dissolve as quickly as you place them in your toilet bowl. They have a nice texture where my hands are always are completely clean as I pick up. These are a must in my house! Love love flush puppies!

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  • Worth the cost.

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    I have purchased them at least three times. They work. READ the instructions prior to use.

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  • Flush down the toilet

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    They are well made and easy to use. Perfect size for a small dog. Great that you can flush them down the toilet and they are environmentally friendly. The packages are easy to handle and store.

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  • Bags are wonderful, convenient and don't leave the corn meal base behind!

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    We have used flush puppies for many years. They are convenient, they melt away, and they are easy to use when on a walk or trip. GRAND PRODUCT

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  • yes! they are flushable!

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    They're a little pricey for all-the-time use but they're great for when I have to walk my pooch here in my small complex because there is no dumpster or outside waste container. I've flushed at least one of these a day for the last two+ years without any problems. My dog is smallish but my friends who bring big dogs have used them successfully as well. I advise letting the larger dog's poop bag to sit in the bowl for a bit before flushing to let the bag start to dissolve.

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  • Great bag

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    Love these bags - great for accidents in the house. I mean you can flush it...enough said!

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