Green Your Pet—Small Moves that Make a Big Difference!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:15pm
Green Your Pet—Small Moves that Make a Big Difference!

Happy Earth Day, pet parents! Today, billions of people around the globe will take a pledge to live more sustainably. But what does the green movement mean for our animal companions? Just like us, our furry friends leave a lasting impact on our environment. Here are some easy things you can do with your pet to cut down on waste and show a little love for our planet.

Clean Green
Clean up pet messes with rags or recycled paper towels to cut down on paper products. And reach for vinegar instead of bleach—this household staple is an eco-friendly alternative to harsh chemicals.

Buy in Bulk
Buy pet supplies in bulk or opt for the largest size available. You’ll save money on your pet’s favorite treats and help cut down on discarded cardboard and packaging. Even better, opt to buy from companies that use sustainable packaging.

Go Natural for Toys and Bedding
Protect your pets from toxic chemicals by giving them sustainable toys and products made from recycled plastics and natural materials.

Donate to Animals in Need
It’s spring cleaning time. Before you throw away old pet products, call your local shelter. They may need gently used towels, bedding, leashes, litter boxes and pet toys.

Scoop Poop the Eco-Friendly Way
Swap out plastic and scoop your pup’s poop with biodegradable bags or reusable cloths instead. If you use kitty litter, choose brands that offer plant-based alternatives like wheat and wood chips. 

Spay and Neuter Pets
Spaying and neutering is the number-one way to cut down on pet overpopulation, and when searching for your next pet, opt to adopt. There are countless numbers of homeless pets looking for loving homes.

These small steps make a big difference! Visit our Pet Care Section for more tips on keeping your pets happy and healthy all year ‘round.

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