As human beings and doggy owners, it’s our job to make sure we keep the planet healthy for our doggys We and our unquenchable thirst for new discoveries are drivers of climate change, our doggys have a surprisingly large impact of their own. A lot of people worldwide are opting to live more sustainable lifestyles.
Is it possible to fulfill your eco-friendly dreams when you share your life with a four-legged family member? Luckily, there are lots of ways dog lovers can maintain sustainable living practices while still catering to their dog’s every needs.
Here are some ways for a dog owner and his doggy to “Go Green!”:
Buy and choose eco-friendly products and companies.
Always consider your doggy’s health when purchasing toys, bedding and grooming products. Use eco-friendly pet shampoos that are manufactured with natural ingredients and chemical free. And if the doggy encounters an accident indoors, always use eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products to clean up. Always research online about the companies’ environmental values and manufacturing practices, and then help support those companies who are committed to doing their part.
Purchase Sustainable Pet Food
We see lots of cheap foods on the market made with animal byproducts that contain preservatives but they are not necessarily healthy to your doggy or the environment. Healthier and greener alternatives are on the market, and there are many to choose from.Your doggy’s health comes first. One small change you can make is to purchase doggy food that contains chicken and rabbit meat rather than the meat of big, grazing animals.
Practice Recycling your pet food containers
Recycling is a great way to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Food cans, whether steel or aluminum, can usually be tossed right into your curbside recycling bin. Rinse the can out first to keep your bin clean and to discourage scavenging by birds or other wildlife. Paper doggy food bags, foil pouches and plastic containers are more of a gray area since many are made up of multiple materials. Always remember to RECYCLE!
Green Toys and Supplies
Limit the number of pet toys or accessories that contain plastic. More companies offer toys, beds and other supplies that are made of reclaimed or sustainable products. Instead of buying new, rummage through thrift shops to see what doggy accessories people have donated. Avoid toys that have those little polystyrene beads and other potentially harmful stuffing. Remember to pay it forward, donate all your gently used doggy toys to an animal shelter or to other doggy owners as well
Adopt doggys from A Shelter
Adopting from a shelter is kind of like recycling a doggy! Never buy a doggy and just adopt. You are able to give these sheltered doggy a new home and support the cause of the doggy shelter. Don’t forget to donate as well, share something for the shelter’s cause.
Love your doggy. Your love of doggy’s doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sustainable lifestyle. Using these tips, your doggy can play a vital role in the commitment to eco-friendly living. Take care of their needs and always be a good parents to them. They want to make you happy. People are going green, and now your pets can go green, too. Help them to help you help the environment.