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Taking care of pets can be a big responsibility. They require constant care, a lot of attention, time, and money. With the production of new and improved pet care products, it’s understandably hard to keep up. But for the wellness and health of your pet, it’s advisable to keep yourself educated on these changes and new products on the market that could benefit your pet.
Green pet care products are not only good for your home and the planet, but also for your pets. When you’re given a choice, why not pick the sustainable option? Even dogs have carbon foot prints. They are amazing and should be treated as such. Let’s stick to green products when it comes to Fido’s care. Contrary to popular belief, going green doesn’t necessarily mean more expenses. All it means is that you’ll have to make a few minor tweaks to the routine you already follow with your dog. Here are a few ways you can contribute to the environment by adopting green pet care.
- Get a pooper scooper.
Let’s not beat around the bush, we all know that dogs poop. Although their wastes are degradable, the plastic bags you keep them in aren’t. This causes a problem for Mother Nature. So instead of stocking up on plastic bags, find biodegradable replacements instead.You could also just skip the bags and start using a pooper scooper. You’ll need to have a trash can where you keep your dog’s waste. You can dispose of it quickly and efficiently with a pooper scooper.
- Engage in some eco-friendly playtime.
Although this one may seem a little tricky, it’s as simple as your regular playtime, only greener. When you have dogs, buying new chew toys become an almost weekly occurrence. Instead of this, opt for recycled chew toys that last longer. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but your dog will be sure to enjoy it, and you’ll also be making small but very valuable steps in saving the environment.
- Keep the house clean.
Keep both your dog, and the house you live in, clean at all times. Although it might be a little bit of an effort here and there, it’s definitely worth it. Look for dog-grooming solutions that are made from natural products. Avoid buying chemical based products with a lot of paraben. This tends to irritate his skin and have an adverse effect on the health of his coat. Green products are eco-friendly and they’re also a hypoallergenic option for dogs who are ultra-sensitive to certain elements. Make sure you use green products to wipe down stains and keep your house clean.Finding and using green products is neither expensive nor hard to find. All you’ll have to do is make the choice to switch.