Our eco-friendly-pet will leave much less of a carbon footprint if we know a few good tips, and exercise good common-sense.
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.
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.
The biggest contribution to the carbon footprints by our
pets are their waste products. With over 70 million dogs
alone in the United States, that’s quite a bit of waste.
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
actually 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.
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
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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. Pets can be micro-chipped as well.
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.
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
available that will replace strong chemical cleaners.
That goes also for cleaning up any messes they may make in
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.
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.