Check out our top tips for choosing eco-friendly and responsible products for your pet!
An eco-friendly life starts with your pup's bedding. Choose a dog bed made of sustainable materials, or reuse your old bedding. Any old blankets that are not in good enough condition for your own bed are perfect for your pet! Plus, they love hand-me-downs because it smells like you.
You can drastically cut down on your plastic use and trash accumulation by choosing the right toys. Limit plastic toys, opt for toys made out of recyclable materials, or make your own at home! If you have a dog that loves to chew, plastic toys can end up in landfills quickly. Therefore, choosing durable and recyclable toys is good for the planet and your wallet.
Choose bowls made from ceramic, stainless steel, porcelain, or even sugarcane to cut down on plastic use. Additionally, this will help you avoid potentially harmful plastic bowls that can emit toxins like BPA and phthalates into your pet’s food and water supply. Check out your local pet store or shop on sites like Etsy to find sustainable products for your pets.
Similar to many products for humans, dog grooming products can contain many ingredients that can be harmful to your pup and the planet. When choosing a shampoo, look for products that are non-toxic, all natural, and organic, if possible! Try to avoid products that have micro plastics, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and phosphates. Finally, always remember to discuss these options with your veterinarian.