We bet you haven’t considered your pets’ impact on the environment. If you’re trying to be more eco-friendly, start by looking at your pet behaviors and their environmental impact. Here are some ways to help your pet be more friendly to the environment.
Adopt a Pet
Adopt don’t stop. By adopting a pet from the shelter, you’re saving it from being one of more than three million cats and dogs euthanized each year. In regards to reducing the pet population, make sure you spay or neuter your pet.
Most pet foods are meat-based, so try and get your pet minimally processed foods that contain meat from locally raised animals and organic vegetables.
Manage Pet’s Waste
U.S. landfills overflow with non-biodegradable bags containing dog waste and cat litter and the dust from cat litter can be carcinogenic. Try and get biodegradable litter made from recycled materials and biodegradable bags for your dog’s waste.
You can get pet supplies made from organic or recycled materials. Or you can make your own toys from recycled crafts and objects you have lying around your home.
Donate to a Sheter
For pet gear or toys your furry friend no longer uses, donate it to local shelters. Also, many shelters have food banks that are for donations of unopened bags or canned food to shelters, which help people feed their pets if they’re going through difficult financial times.