Do you want to live a greener lifestyle? Going green is one of the most pet-friendly things that you can do for your pup. When you go green, it means that you are being earth-friendly. This also means that you are choosing to make changes in your lifestyle that will eventually benefit the environment and the planet. Among these lifestyle changes include generating less waste, selecting earth-friendly products over the others, and choosing eco-friendly foods. If you want to find out more as to how to implement a greener lifestyle, read on:
- For flea and tick products, select those that contain earth-friendly ingredients.
The products that you are using to prevent fleas and ticks on dogs may contain harsh chemicals that are damaging the environment. In fact, it might surprise you that some of the chemicals are hazardous to health. The good news is that there are brands of flea and tick products that use natural and harmless ingredients.
When looking for products to keep ticks and fleas at bay, read the list of ingredients. If you see unfamiliar terms or chemical-sounding names, then these could be harmful to the environment.
- For dog food and treats, feed your pooch with organic and locally grown treats.
When food is non-GMO, it means that its source is not a genetically modified organism. On the other hand, when food is genetically engineered, it means that it has been altered at the genetic level.
Organic foods adhere to stricter rules when it comes to how they are grown and the methods used in processing them. Food for your dogs should be free from chemicals and dyes. It should also be preservative-free. In case you cannot avoid processed food, then it should be processed at the minimum level. It is better if you can find locally grown dog food and treats since you are helping to minimize the use of fossil fuels when transporting the food.
- Use less water when bathing your dog.
If you’re used to bathing her with five pails of water, cut the supply into half of it. Even with less water, we are sure that you can still give your pup thorough and effective cleansing.
- Sterilize your dog.
There are areas when dogs are overpopulated. There are actually many animal shelters that are already over their capacity and are thus unable to give the best care for dogs. In fact every year, over one million dogs are euthanized because of the fact that there are few homes available to take them. If you spay and neuter your dog, then you are helping to trim down the problem of their overpopulation.
- Scoop dog poop less often.
It might sound hard scooping dog poop once or twice a week. To be successful with this, allot a place for your dog where she can poop easily. Scooping dog poop only once or twice a week means that you use less bags.
Remember, if you are using non-biodegradable bags, they take many years to break down. For obvious reasons, this is very harmful to the Earth. Of course, you need to immediately pick up your dog’s poop if you’re walking her around the neighborhood or anywhere else
These are just simple things that you can easily do to help save the environment. At the same time, when you have a greener environment, naturally, your pup will reap its benefits. It is one way of showing your love for your pet.