Make an eco-friendly-pet out of your furry friend. Support your local animal-shelter or pet-rescue first, when you decide you want one to begin with.
Your pets will also leave much less of an animal-carbon- footprint if you know a few good tips, and exercise good common-sense while they are in your care.
Pets contribute greatly to the state of the environment in their own way, just as we do.
Most people have dogs or cats or both, and for those of us who are animal lovers, we couldn't imagine being without them in our lives.
Sadly, the animal-shelters of the world are overflowing.
If you are looking for a pet, please take the burden off of the animal shelters and give an animal there a home.
A pet from a shelter is likely to have been given first shots as well as having been spayed or neutered.
If not, get it done on your own to avoid more unwanted dogs and cats from ending up in your local Humane Society.
Since cats are prone to uterine and ovarian problems, spaying is a
good preventative to future illnesses.
How much is actually scooped and contained in some way?
What about the rest that isn't? Where does it end up?
A pilot project in one of the larger cities in the States collects collects it to convert into energy. This also provides compost for agricultural activities. The landfill is not a good solution for a variety of reasons.
Composting Dog Waste
instead of bagging it in plastic.
You should use newspapers or brown paper bags to wrap it in. At least they will decompose over time, unlike the plastic.
You don't want them ending up in the shelters. Being concerned for their safety keeps them from getting hurt, or getting into something they shouldn't that they have no control over.
Avoid making trips to the Vet, and having to spend unnecessary money on treatments and travel.
Make sure they are licensed and have tags for identity purposes. Something with your name and number on it is helpful as well if they are found wandering before they are taken to the shelter. An eco-friendly-pet is a micro-chipped pet as well!
You may want to use only natural pesticides around your home.
Organic pet foods may be an option if you are concerned about the
chemicals they ingest. Have you ever considered making your own?
Try out some
Homemade Dog Food Recipes
Make clean water readily available at all times. Be sure not to have stagnant water around your home outside that's bug infested and full of bacteria or disease.
Cats and dogs will drink anything, anywhere when thirsty.
Make sure their dishes are washed and sanitized regularly.
Bathe regularly, and keep their bedding and their "space" clean and as germ-free as possible. There are natural products that are available that will replace strong chemical cleaners.
As much as we love our pets, it's their dander that cause some issues for us as well. Feces, urine, dead skin cells and saliva trigger allergies for many people, not just the fur from a cat or a dog. You don't want to have to find another home for your pet if you can help it, so that's why it's important to keep them as clean as possible too.
That goes also for cleaning up any messes they may make in the the home accidentally, or if they get sick on a rug.
Make use of baking soda, club soda and vinegar mixtures that
They are made from using organic natural dyes, and pet owners find this very appealing.
Give your pet things to play with that are made from recycled items
and sustainable fibers.
Not Easy To Be Green....Too Cute