Greening your pet care has many similarities to how you green your life and a few unique considerations.
Green Food Choices
Just like you read the labels on the foods you consume, read the labels on their food too. The fewer chemical additives the better. Look for naturally-derived and organic brands or learn how to make your own pet food.
Green Their Products
Whether it’s a cat you wash as infrequently as possible or a dog you wash monthly, choose non-toxic and naturally-derived products. If you take your pet in for grooming, bring your own green shampoo, or ask if they have a green option.
You can find walnut cat litter and a few other green litters as well as biodegradable poop bags. It may not sound like much, but every little bit adds up.
Donate Pet Items
If you bought them a bed or a toy they don’t use, donate it, but don’t forget to donate their other items too. It’s heartbreaking when you lose a pet which is why you might be tempted to just toss their pet essentials. Instead, bag them up so they are out of sight and donate them when you are ready.
Spay Or Neuter
Even if you plan on keeping them indoors, have all your cats and dogs spayed or neutered. This will help to control the pet population minimizing the strain on local pet shelters.
Here’s to your green and happy pets!