Take care of your pet that green wayPeople aren't the only ones who impact the environment.
People aren't the only ones who impact the environment. Pets can affect the planet as well. Responsible pet owners looking for environmentally friendly ways to take care of and raise their pets can follow these tips for green living.
that are manufactured from organic meats and grains. Not only are
some mass-produced pet foods full of fillers and scrap cuts of meat,
they may not be nutritionally sound for a pet. Consult with a
veterinarian first, but organic slices of carrots or apples make good
low-calorie treats for dogs.
contaminate the soil and create an unsightly mess. It's important
to dispose of pet waste in a responsible way. Biodegradable dog
waste bags decompose quickly, making them a more earth-friendly
option than plastic shopping bags. Use an eco-friendly – and
plumbing-friendly – clumping litter for litter boxes and flush solid
waste down the toilet.
staples that can remove pet odors and stains. Dab up accidents with
vinegar and use baking soda to deodorize pet toys and litter boxes.
play with an old sock or rag as an over-priced, mass-produced toy
that could be made from plastics and chemicals. Look for items
around the house that can be recycled into toys to keep pets
stimulated and busy.
veterinarian about the best course of treatment for protecting pets
against fleas and ticks. A once-a-month treatment may be more
earth-friendly than flea collars or sprays.