Being green is trending these days. Everything and everyone is trying to be a little bit greener and eco-friendly. It is an expression that entered our lives and has made us re-think our daily habits. We are going green, our workplaces are going green, our food is going green, and even our clothes are going green. What about our beloved pets? Is there a way for them to get green?
The answer is yes, they too can go green! Well, they will need your help, but pets can be part of our efforts to create a more eco-friendly world.
If you are trying to live a more sustainable and greener lifestyle, you can't just stop with your own footprint. You need to keep your pet's environmental paw print in mind as well.
So, if you are a pet owner and are having eco-guilt about your pet's environmental print, follow these tips:
1. Buy or make your own eco-friendly pet food
Our pet's food is one of the less green things that exists. The majority of it contains meat and the animals used to provide it had to be raised on land, consuming vegetation and leaving waste behind. Besides this, pet food is processed, packaged, shipped, stocked and sold. All of this has a significant impact on our planet.
One small change you can make is to prefer food that contains chicken or rabbit, instead of bigger animals. But these days you can find a variety of greener alternatives.
Yora, for example, is a British company that provides dog food that swaps meat for eco-friendly insects.
Making your pet's food is also an excellent option for the environment, but make sure that your recipes are the most suitable for your pet friend.
2. Pick up waste
Always pick up your dog's waste. Doing it isn't just common courtesy is it actually beneficial to the environment. Also, use biodegradable bags instead of standard plastic bags.
PoopBags.com offers a plant-based waste bag made from renewable resources such as corn, vegetable oils and plant starches.
The same thing goes for cat litter, make sure you choose a brand that don't use chemicals. The World's Best Cat Litter
, for example, is made with sustainable corn with no added chemicals.
3. Say no to plastic toys
If your pet is a toy destroyer machine, don't give him a plastic toy. Those toys will end up in landfills where they'll never decompose.
Give preference to toys made with recycled materials or natural fibers. Nowadays, you can find companies that provide excellent options, like Harry Barker, that uses eco-friendly fabric like hemp and recycled materials.
4. Look for non-toxic products
When cleaning your pet, and using hygiene products, look for solutions that are chemical free.
Opt for choices with the words organic and natural. Your pets will be happy that you are not using harmful chemicals on their skin, and you will also be reducing your footprint. Wildwash has a variety of natural shampoos for cats and dogs.
So, the most important thing is to love your pets, take good care of them and their needs. All they want to do is make you happy, so help them so that you can help the environment. Everyone is going green, and your beloved pets can go too if you follow some of these tips.