National Love Your Pet Day: Eco-Friendly Tips for Pet Owners
February 20, 2017 by
We here at Custom Earth Promos adore our pets and it appears we’re not the only ones. It’s estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States and that’s not even including other pets like reptiles, fish, and birds. These astonishing numbers might explain why there’s an entire day –National Love Your Pet Day – devoted to our loyal and loving companions.
This national holiday is all about spending a little extra time with our furry friends, bringing them home a special treat, and giving them the extra long walk they deserve. But let’s face it, every day should be “love your pet day,” so whether you spoil them today or every day, we’ve got a few eco-friendly tips and suggestions for pet owners to help reduce your pet’s carbon “paw print.”
Buy Eco-Friendly Pet Care Products & Toys
You wouldn’t want your child chewing on a plastic toy, so the same should go for your pet. When shopping for pet toys, leashes, collars, bowls, and beds, look for products made from recycled or plant-based materials. For pet bowls, shop for stainless steel or BPA-free.
Use Biodegradable Bags to Pick Up After Your Pet
Instead of using plastic bags to pick up after your dog or clean the kitty litter box which can take hundreds if not thousands of years to break down, use biodegradable bags instead.
Cat litter is also available in organic and biodegradable forms which are less harmful to the environment. Alternatively, you can consider making a pet waste compost in your backyard.
Use Reusable Bags When Shopping for Your Pets
Reusable bags aren’t just for grocery shopping. You can also use them for trips to the pet store or even to the vet. Reusable bags are also handy for carrying water and treats when you take your pet to the park or beach.
Other eco-friendly tips:
- Recycle or donate pet products you no longer need or use.
- Adopt Don’t Shop: If you’re looking to add another pet to the family, rescuing one from a shelter is the most humane and eco-friendly way to go.
- Buy organic and eco-friendly dog food and don’t forget to recycle the cans.
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