How to raise an eco-friendly pup

Hi Pet Pupz fans! I’m here guest blogging today from GreenDogLove to give tips on how to raise an eco-friendly dog. You might think it’s difficult to choose a green lifestyle for your pup, but it’s actually quite easy! A few modifications in the products you choose and the environment you surround your dog with can make a big difference. Check out some of our tips below!

Make your own/recycle used toys

Making your own dog toys is a good way to be eco-friendly.  Whether it’s an old tennis ball or even and old t-shirt, your dog will probably not be concerned that the toy was not bought in a store.  This is a great way to be environmentally friendly because you are repurposing what would have otherwise been garbage.  But if you decide not to create your own toys, you could buy dog toys made from recycled materials, or buy tough, durable dog toys that will last a long time and can be recycled.

Use organic dog food and treats

Organic food has strict environmental requirements on how it is grown and processed.  Organic food is made without pesticides or petroleum based fertilizers.  Organic farming practices reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, and use less energy than conventional methods.  These qualities make organic dog food and natural dog treats the clear choice if one wants to raise an eco-friendly dog.  Not only is organic important, but some dogs have food allergies, in which case wheat, corn, and soy free treats are important for your pup.

Stay active

It’s important to stay active with your dog.  Not only does it keep your dog healthy, but the regular exercise can help keep you healthy as well.  But, walking your dog will also require cleaning up after your dog.  Biodegradable dog poop bags are an important step to raising an eco friendly dog.  Unlike normal plastic bags, biodegradable plastic bags will decompose in a short period of time. If you have a lot of dogs and you can’t stand a lot of cleaning anymore, you should look for a Pet Waste Cleanup service to do the job for you.

Raising your dog in an environmentally friendly way is important, and following the recommendations above is a good way to start.  If you enjoyed this post, hop on over to the GreenDogLove blog where we discuss all things dog or eco-friendly related.  Thanks!

About the Author

Adam Hickey is co-owner of GreenDogLove, a website that sells eco-friendly dog products. GreenDogLove is committed to selling dog products that are not only great for your dog, but also great for our environment.


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One Response to “How to raise an eco-friendly pup”

  1. Celia Cassara says:

    Thank you for this article.Formaldehyde exposure may lead to a rather severe contact allergy. While more and more people became aware of formaldehyde content in their grooming, beauty, household articles, etc., it is widely unknown that the clothes you are wearing or your bed shits are made of formaldehyde-treated fabrics.I am an airline stuff and I developed a severe formaldehyde allergy after my airline made us wear uniform blouses that were loaded with formaldehyde. Wearing the shiny cotton blouses on an intercontinental flights was a torture and no matter how often the blouses were washed, there was enough formaldehyde in the fabric to cause skin rashes and breathing problems. For a while the airline ignored the reports from affected employees. However, when the cases multiplied, new blouses from a different fabric were designed. The new fabric was tested for formaldehyde and the contact allergies disappeared. What was left, however, was the incredible sensitivity to the smallest amount of this poisonous substance.Formaldehyde may also be found in shoes and leather attire as well as in products made of rubber.

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