Earth Day!

April 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

Please help Mother Earth

 

Earth Day: 10 Eco-Friendly Choices for Your Dog

Today, I was thinking about the choices that we make for our dogs and how they can have an impact on our planet. With today’s holiday in mind, I decided to look into ways that can make us more Earth-conscious when it comes to taking care of our dog.

 1. Try cleaning up your dog’s mess inside with vinegar and water or all-natural enzyme-based cleaners instead of harsh chemicals.

2. Buy your dog products at green stores. Find out if they sell all-natural materials and if they recycle.

3. Bake your own dog treats using all-natural ingredients- you will save the environment by using less packaging and your dog will love the taste of fresh treats!

4. Clean up their poop with biodegradable bags or recycle fruit and veggie bags from the grocery store.

5. Make the switch to all-natural dog food. Find brands that use meat and vegetables from sustainable food sources. Certified organic dog food means less chemicals and more nutrition for your dog AND a friendlier impact on the environment.

6. Make your own dog food. You can control the ingredients that go into your dog’s food by being a pet chef! Instead of throwing away the leftover veggies find a way to use them in your dog’s next dish.

7. Spay or neuter your pet. This is one of the easiest things that you can do to help the environment by reducing the number of unwanted dogs without caregivers.

8. Make your own dog bed. Instead of buying a new one, use old pillows and fabric to fashion a new bed with a lot of personality for your dog.

9. Buy recycled toys for your dog. Many pet stores and all-natural stores now have pet toys made from recyclable materials.

10. Use Earth-friendly grooming products that won’t have a negative impact when you wash your dog. 

If you do just one of these suggestions it will help the environment.  Happy Earth Day!!!

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