5 ways to be more eco-friendly when you have a pet
Written by Hazel Barraclough
Many of us love the idea of getting a pet. It can be a great way to spend time as a family, and they can also be great companions if you live on your own. But the one thing that many people who embrace an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle is whether this can be translated to pet ownership. There are things you can do to become an environmentally friendly pet owner. Here are some of the things to think about.
Choose recycled pet toys
Recycling is important but did you know you can get a soft and cuddly squeaker toy made from recycled materials? Our Beco Recycled Dog Toys are the perfect choice for your pet, a durable dog toy that gives waste plastic another life.
Pass on unloved pet toys
If you have bought toys for your pet but they don’t seem too interested or stimulated by them then you could look at passing on unloved toys. You could give them to someone else you know who has a pet, or perhaps donate them to your local rehoming centre where they may be glad of the donation.
Biodegradable cat litter and compostable poo bags
There are certain parts of pet ownership that are not too pleasant. However, you can still do your best to be more eco-friendly with these things. For example, you may have a cat that uses a litter tray in your home. However, you can use biodegradable cat litter that can make a difference in landfill. You can also buy compostable poo bags that will be helpful when they arrive in landfill. A small change can have a big impact.
Embrace a vegetarian or vegan diet for your pet
Many of us are becoming more conscious about the amount of food we eat, and many of us are even changing to a vegetarian or vegan diet. You could do the same for your pet. You can make your own dog food that focuses on vegetables, or you could look at buying food that is specially prepared for this sort of diet. Not only that, you could choose a food and water bowl made with plant-based materials including bamboo to help reduce our dependence on petroleum plastics. Instead, using renewable resources that will last for years in the home.
Take advantage of the opportunity to walk
Finally, specifically, when you have a dog, you should see it as a huge advantage to make you walk more places instead of using your car. You could walk to the shop and walk your dog at the same time, saving fuel and carbon emissions if you would have usually chosen to drive.
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