Pet Food Scoop from Laundry Soap Bottle

First cut the top in a scoop fashion from a Tide laundry soap container. Use the 100 fluid ounce size, leaving the handle on. Make sure that it is washed out very well. I cleaned it with baking soda and vinegar to be sure it was clean. Make sure it is totally dry. Then you can scoop your dog, cat, chicken, or any other food or even sand, gravel, soil, or flour if you want.


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By teresa from Lynnwood, WA

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November 14, 20110 found this helpful

I am so very sorry but it's not a good idea to use any non-food grade plastic for food or beverage items, not even for pet food, because of the chemicals used to make those plastics. You can safely use food grade recycle #2, #4 or #5 plastic handled containers though.

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November 14, 20110 found this helpful

I have used my scoop for 5 years now with no bad effects, if you are so scared of using a laundry soap container as a scoop, I suggest that you do not us the soap as your child may suck on his shirt and die from the soap residue in it! I only use it as a scoop for dry products that are in it for seconds before dumped into feeding dishes.


Not to mention that it can also be used for other no food products like concrete,sand, dirt for flower pots or whatever you want to scoop. Maybe dog poo!

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November 15, 20110 found this helpful

Teresa aka dahl, I am not afraid of the soap residue because that can be rinsed out. I wouldn't even feel safe to use soap to wash my dishes if soap were the issue.

What everyone should be afraid of are the cancer causing chemicals that leach out of the plastic and into your food and beverages (that includes food grade plastics that 'are not' recycle #2,4 &5). It doesn't matter if the food is dry and only in that scoop for a few seconds. The older the scoop the more the plastic has broken down and the more those bad chemicals leach out into the food simply by touching it.


Sure, you might have used non-food grade plastics for scooping for five years but how many toxic cancer chemicals are building up in your (or others or pets) system having done so? If the risk over time is worth it to you then by all means continue using them.

I am sorry you didn't like my original comment but I would be irresponsible if I didn't mention that using your tip is not really safe when it comes to food items. Yes, of course you can safely use those scoops for non-food items. Re-read my original post and see that I mentioned 'food' items not non-food items.

I know how you feel in submitting a tip that you think is great only to have one or more people dispute it. The reason I know about the effects of chemicals leaching from plastics now is because I posted a tip to use assorted plastics to store food items in the freezer a couple of years ago. The responses were negative but informative and enough information that I started studying the effect of chemicals leaching from plastics. When all is said and done I am greatly thankful for those comments because I realize the danger now.

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February 7, 20170 found this helpful

I have 7 dogs & all of their food is scooped w a reused laundry detergent bottle!

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