Out of the many aspects that require us human beings to show a better side of ours, which is the green and the eco-friendly side is in the pet practices. Our furry friends give us a loveable company and in return demand some care and love. Just as we have food, clothing and other requirements, our pets also have some, which we as pet parents are supposed to fulfill.
Buy natural de-flea products
Many pet care products, especially the de-flea products are not good for the pets and the environment altogether. They contain harmful chemicals like organophosphates that are nauseating for the pets, sometimes dangerous enough to be fatal as well. It is better if every pet parent reaches out for natural products that have diatomaceous earth, and are made of fossilized algae.
Natural products are not only good for your pets but for you and the environment also. The shampoos you buy for your pets with an intention to clean them actually are full of chemicals that leave their skin irritated and hurt. It is your moral duty to love your pet and to provide everything to them in a least harmful way.
Chemical free cleansers and deodorizers
Pet odor is one problem every pet owner experiences and to get rid of it the market offers multifarious cleansers and deodorizers, which again are products loaded with harmful chemicals. They do take away the odor but sometimes leaves our innocent pets drowsy and nauseating.
The fumes are so strong that they can make the owners drowsy as well, so you must consider the natural products and natural options to get away with this problem. You can apply some natural essential oils and lemon on your pet’s skin, or give them a nice sun bath that takes away odors.
Pick biodegradable or re-usable bags
Be it a packing for a trip with our pet, taking them out for a walk, or to pick up their waste, pet owners require bags. As a pet parent, you must ensure that you only pick up bags that are eco-friendly; they must be biodegradable and re-usable if possible. Doing this would not only make you a green impressive pet parent but also would prevent major landfill sites full of plastic pet bags.
Buy chemical free toys and accessories
Gone are the days when pet owners had no other option than to buy chemical-treated toxic toys and accessories like collars, bones, balls, chew sticks, leashes, and all. Today, the market really has no dearth of eco-friendly pet toys and accessories that are perfectly safe for pets, and clean and green from the environmental point of view. In case you reside somewhere with no such shops then do online shopping and get desired eco-friendly pet products.
Cattle raising requires much more resources than to grow plants, if possible pet owners should try and turn vegetarian themselves and should give pet also a vegetarian meal. Although there are many controversies regarding the effect of vegetarian diet on animals, but they do survive equally well on vegetarian food provided it is balanced. So treat your dogs on peanut butter instead of meat treats.
DIY pet accessories
One more way that can help you turn into good green pet parents is to make some of the pet accessories on your own. It is not only a beneficial activity but a fun filled activity also. You can use and mix-match so many waste products lying in your store. Pick some colorful ones and sew a colorful stylish leash for your dog. Likewise, you can make do collars, beds, and blankets as well.
If you own pets, then be responsible and become an eco-friendly pet parent, so that your pets and the environment are safe altogether.