Today is Earth Day and it’s going to the dogs. I have already written about my favorite eco-superhero Captain Planet and his trusty sidekicks the Planeteers the other day listing a few helpful things you can do every day to make our planet a better place to live.
Today I want to write a little about our pets and what we can do to help them help us on our quest for a more environmentally friendly planet. I just think it is important that we make changes in every aspect of our lives and this includes our pets.
First and foremost are the toys besides treats this is what we buy the most of for our furry little friends. Pet toys vary in product types and the materials used to make them.
Look for toys that are either recycled or can be recycled. These can include plush, rubber and plastic toys. Remember to recycle the packaging too. Most packaging is made of recyclable cardboard and plastics. Be mindful of what you send out to the landfills.
Try to find all natural alternatives to pest control instead of using harsh chemicals. This is better for the environment and for your pet.
Organic treats will not only be healthier for your pets but will not add unwanted chemicals and fertilizers to the soil thus reducing ground pollution.
AKC’s Green Planet Collection of toys are made of recycled materials and so is the packaging.
West Paw Designs Eco Toys are made from recycled plastic bottles. Not sure how they do it but the material and the stuffing used to be plastic bottles. Pretty cool huh? They also make beds and rubber out of the recycled materials too.
EcoPure Naturals makes natural products for your pets from flea and tick spray to aromatherapy for dogs.
Robbie Dawg makes tasty organic treats for dogs and cats.
Whole Life treats are freeze dried treats with basically one ingredient. Those ingredients come from free range or wild caught animals.