With Earth Day upon us, it’s a great reminder of how our pets interact with our world. The products they use can be a make or break factor in health- both for them and the planet. By being aware of how products are made, how our pets react to them, and where they go after we’ve used them, we can be sure to support a better life for everyone.
A staple for every responsible dog parent is their bags. On average, a dog will use roughly 4,500 bags in their lifetime and that impact matters. This is one conscious choice you and your pet can practice everyday together.
Poop bags add up over time, but flushable waste bags mean your dog’s waste won’t sit in a landfill trapped in a plastic time capsule. If holding filled bags throughout a long walk seems like too much, Earth Rated Unscented Vegetable-based Dog Waste Bags are compostable, even down to the inner roll and packaging.
In a similar way, Litter One Biodegradable Cat Litter Kit is a great alternative for eco-friendly cat parents. This kit is not only 100% biodegradable, but fully equipped and assembled, which means a fresh box just requires pulling a tab- no scrubbing required.
Playtime doesn’t have to mean easily torn plush animals or plastic rings. Rope toys act like dental floss and are biodegradable, making them a safe and healthy choice for your pet. Each adorable animal in this trio can also be used as a teething tool by dipping them in water and placing them in the freezer.
It’s easier than ever to scratch your cats itch with the KONG Cat Scratcher. They are made with renewable resources and are recyclable, but are also an economical option as they are reversible.
As raw and healthier pet foods come onto the market, a looming danger exists in the bacteria that can grow and make an animal sick. Keeping a dish clean can save your pet from a sudden illness. Disposable pet bowls were made with this purpose in mind. These bowls can be used on their own or as a liner into your pet’s dish so you can feed them confidently.
Unexpected food allergies can cause terrible effects on dogs. Without a medical screening, it can be difficult to discover the source and in many cases, food with multiple proteins can only complicate things. Unlike cats, dogs do not require animal proteins, so vegan dog has proven helpful. Your dog will be eased from any discomfort, while you have time to assess all their needs. Halo Adult Holistic Garden of Vegan Dry Dog Food and Halo Vegan Dog Treats were made to ensure your pet is receiving complete nutrition and removing animal products means they are better for the world around them as well.
While cats are carnivores, animal proteins lowers on the food chain are more healthful for them and better for the environment overall. The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Chicken Recipe Dehydrated Cat Food uses human-grade and whole ingredients so your cat can enjoy their golden years. The Honest Kitchen WISHES Whitefish Fillet Dog and Cat Treats are a great treats option, with their only ingredient being white fish.
Choosing holistic items may seem overwhelming, but by focusing on ingredients and materials, you will be benefiting every animal in your home. No matter if your pet is brown, tortie, or golden, making their lifestyle a little greener will always be a positive change.
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