How Pet Owners Can Go Green

Let's discuss how pet owners can go green. Did you know that the pet products you purchase have to do with going green? This following are five ways that pet owners can easily join the green movement.

1. Adopt

Adopting a pet is kind of like recycling pets. The pet was a stray or someone didn't want it anymore and you can save it from being euthanized. There are so many animals that need homes, so why not adopt.

2. Reduce

Going green is about reducing your carbon footprint. So, how can you reduce? Get your pet spayed or neutered and you can buy in bulk. Isn't buying in bulk consuming more, not reducing? If you buy in bulk you will have to go to the store less often, therefore using less gas. Many bulk items actually use less packaging too. Although, bulk is bigger it usually has less individual and unnecessary packaging. Buy bulk pet food next time you need food.

3. Reuse

Reusing is great for going green and saving you money. Use a stick instead of buying a plastic Frisbee. Use toilet paper rolls for hamster tunnels. Give your cat yarn that you have in your house instead of buying a new toys. Use a box and old sheets, towels, or blankets for a pet bed. Pets can be happy playing with pretty much anything, you don't need to spend tons of money on pet toys. Just make sure anything you give your pets is safe for them.

4. Recycle

Next, time you're at the pet store, buy things that use recycle materials for the item and/or the packaging, for example biodegradable cardboard and recycled paper. What does this do? It encourages more companies to recycle and go green. Also, be sure to recycle your bottles, cans, cardboard, and newspaper.

5. Green Lawn

Plant trees in your yard and plant a garden. Plants and trees help absorb destructive carbon dioxide. You can also plant herbs that are great for your pets. You can grow something like catnip or different herbs that can be used as remedies instead of chemical products in plastic packaging.

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