6 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Dog’s Carbon Paw Print
Happy Earth Day! Did you know that your choices in how you care for your pup can affect the environment? Show the planet some love by adjusting some of your pet care habits – here are small changes that can make a big impact.
Make Waste More Eco-Friendly
It can take plastic bags 1000 years to decompose, meaning all those plastic poop bags are going to be around for the long haul. Eco-friendly options are widely available – we urge you to purchase biodegradable bags to pick up after your pup.
Upgrade Your Puppy Chow
Organic and/or natural products are easier on your dog’s stomach and help reduce waste overall. When the food is gone, go the extra step to recycle the packaging.
Break Out the Fine China
For your doggy dishes, purchase stainless steel or ceramic bowls instead of plastic. These materials last longer and don’t have to be replaced as often, eliminating waste.
Look for natural grooming products made without chemicals that are harmful to the environment.
Make Fido Hippie Chic
Purchase products for your pup that are made from sustainable, organic and/or recycled materials. Many toys, beds, collars and leashes fit these criteria.
Reduce Pet Overpopulation
There are millions of homeless dogs in the United States which put a strain on the environment and resources. Spay or neuter your pup and consider adopting your next furry family member to avoid contributing to pet overpopulation.