The environment is important not only to the people who use it, but also to the many companions of mankind. Whether you have a cat, dog or less traditional pet, it is important to remember they can play a role in the environment. Reducing your pet’s carbon footprint is as easy as one, two, three.
1. Pet Food
Green pet food does not simply refer to pet food way past expiration. It also refers to organic types of pet-food and treats. Organic pet food is preferred over the typical types because it is produced without harmful pesticides that poison the water and only anti-biotic hormone injected meat products. Even the bag can be degradable or reusable.
Newman’s Own Organics Pet Treats and Food are certified organic, there is no animal testing used in developing their products, and each bag donates proceeds to pet charities. That’s what I would call a win-win-win green pet product.
2. Pet Toys
Playing with your pet provides both you and them exercise and enjoyment. The toys they play with can be another way to go-green when it comes to your household pets. You can purchase a Frisbee for playing with your dog that is made of 100% recycled materials. Once your dog has exhausted this Frisbee and basically chewed it up, instead of throwing it away you can recycle it. Mice toys for your feline friend can also be eco-friendly. Made of reusable burlap materials or other recycled types. Zanies Eco-Friendly Mice for example use a reusable material with low-impact dyes. (purchased at www.greatgreenpet.com)
3. Pet Cleanliness
There are many shampoos and other cleaning products available for pets that are safe for the environment. Chamomile is a great example for a cat-shampoo. It’s delicate enough for their skin, moisturizes, and tames gnarly fur.
Flee and tick shampoos are also available in green. The Kenic corporation created products such as Defender Organic Dip which wards of several types of disease carrying bugs.
Organic Jojoba is an environmentally safe dog shampoo that will work for nearly any pet. It contains no artificial ingredients including no artificial dies or fragrances. This product comes from a company called Fuzzyard whose mission is to provide safe environmental products to any type of dog.
As you can see reducing your pet’s carbon footprint is simpler than you think. It only requires a little journey down the pet isle and a little extra time reading the package. www.greatgreenpet.com is an excellent resource to purchase any of these environmentally safe pet products and several more. Great Green Pet is a blog used by eco-conscious pet owners who feel they have a responsibility to control how their pet impacts the environment.
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