Eco-Friendly-Pet Care

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.

These places house the unwanted and the lost, and the resources needed to provide the care they need are terribly stretched or even lacking.

If you are looking for a pet, please take the burden off of the animal shelters and give an animal there a home.

Ella is our newest addition. She wasn't from an over-flowing shelter, but where she came from, was over-flowing with puppies who needed homes. Sadly, Bear our gold Lab died from cancer.

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.

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The biggest contribution to the animal-carbon-footprints by our pets are their waste products. With over 70 million dogs alone just in the United States, that's quite a bit of waste and one heck of an animal-carbon-footprint for sure.

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.

Try 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.

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Keep your pets safe by keeping them in your own yard.

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!

Diatomaceous Earth For Flea Control is an alternative to harsh chemicals on your pets.

Additives and pesticides aren't good for people, and they aren't good for pets either.

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.

Keep your eco-friendly-pet as clean as possible.

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
are safe, non-toxic and non-irritating to them.

Eco-friendly-pet toys for your pet are selling like hotcakes.

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.

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Working towards reducing the footprint of your eco-friendly-pet will keep them happy and content in a number of ways, and in turn should make you happy and contented as well.

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