Greening up pet care to be more eco-friendly is a necessary step if you want your little furry friends to be happier and healthier. Not only is it going to be safer for your pet, if you get green products and if you use green methods, but it will be great for the environment as well. However, it is not all about buying environmentally safe items, you can be greener by simply changing how you clean up after your pet.
Adjust their diet
If you managed to switch to a grain-free diet, and if you see it fit that you have a greener life, then you should by all means make the change in your pet’s diet as well. Even though it is not a question of whether your little friend will have allergies or not, but, it is more about what they are eating, and if they are going to have any health issues later on. Be sure to check with your veterinarian to see if your pet will have no problems with the new diet change.
Keep their business outside and disposed off
Housebreaking your pet will take some time but without proper training, you cannot expect any results. Moreover, make sure that you dispose of their droppings or it could spread some diseases. On the other hand, you can have a mini septic system at home, to eliminate any dangerous need for plastic bags. Though, if you look into it, you can also create your own fertilizer if you have a big garden to take care of.
Stay clear of industrial washers
Although your pet might smell great and look squeaky clean after a wash, it is probably not doing too much good as the toxins could be slowly seeping into their little bodies. You already have a wide selection of sustainable grooming and cleaning products which can help you take better care of your pet. Just remember to rinse thoroughly or the shampoo might irritate too their skin too much.
Be there in their need
Depending on the breed of your pet, you should be careful with medication, and you should never take it upon yourself to give them anything, without any veterinarian advice beforehand. However, Royal Canin prescription is safe to use, and it will not harm the environment in any way. Furthermore, look for products which only use natural ingredients as it will make it easier to absorb into their little bodies, and it will not poison them over time.
What do they play with?
Unless you get your pet a toy made from either hemp or from sustainable plastic, you will have to spend an awful lot of time on cleaning it for them. After all, they will be playing with their toys a lot, and it will be in their mouths the most, making it easy for diseases to start spreading and to infect them without you noticing a thing. Make sure their toys are eco-friendly and that they do not pose any threat to your little furry buddies.
Greening up your pet’s lives will not be a hard process, and it will require a bit more from your side. But, all in all, it will be a great way to ensure a healthy and safe environment for them to enjoy and to grow in. On the other hand, you will be doing a great deed for your immediate surrounding as well, as you will not be polluting it in any way. Keep in mind that by switching to green, you are making a difference.