Green Pet Care Tips

Going green — By Stephanie on March 21, 2010 at 6:25 am
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Add years to your life, and life to your years!

If you try to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, have you considered your furry, four-legged friends?  Green pet care can both reduce your carbon footprint and potentially add years to Fido or Fluffy’s life.  There are a number of tips to help you green your pet routine.

From food to toys, bedding to vet care, you can help add years to your pet’s life, and life to their years!

Also, by reducing the incidents of illness, you’ll save money over time.  Could your beloved pet have a healthier, happier lifestyle by living green?  Signs point to yes!

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Give your pet the best, with green care

Let’s review some of the top considerations.

Organic pet food:  Whether dry or “wet” pet food, you can be as careful about what your dog or cat eats as you are with your own dinner plate.  Organic pet food includes natural fed meats (no growth hormones or antibiotics) and organic vegetables, grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.  Does your pet have allergies?  Perhaps a change in his or her food could save you time and cost at the vet!

Natural bedding:  Whether you choose 100% organic cotton-based pillows or coverings made with hemp or bamboo, there are plenty of options for natural bedding for your pet.  Fillings range from buckwheat hulls to 100% recycled IntelliLoft, a polymer material made from recycled bottles.

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Only the best, green care for these cuties!

Holistic veterinary care:  When your furry friend is sick, do you rush them to the vet and wait for a prescription for pharmaceutical meds?   Its possible that the remedy could do more harm than the underlying condition.  Its time to consider alternative medicine for your pet (as well as yourself).  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices, from acupuncture to acupressure have been proven to result in “miraculous” healing for dogs and cats.

Eco-friendly pet toys:  When your pet gnaws on one of those plastic or stuffed animal toys, do you wonder what they are really ingesting?  That is probably a red flag!  Why not give him an eco-friendly pet toy you can both feel great about?  We love these 100% recyclable Zogoflex toys that use fabric and stuffing from recycled pop bottles.  Even better – the toys are non-toxic and FDA compliant.  According to the website:

You’ll be happy to know that Zogoflex® does not contain, nor does any of its components contain any known sources of lead, cadmium, mercury, latex, natural rubber, phthalates, hormones, Bisphenol A, or asbestos. Need to know more about the molecular make up and scientific composition? Simply contact one of our knowledgeable customer service crew!

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No additional ingredients added!

Perhaps the best green pet care tip is this one:  Don’t buy unnecessary products, clothing, etc. for your pet.  Reduce consumption and you’ll reduce waste.

Really, the most important things he or she needs is food, shelter and lots of love!

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