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Nov 18

Pets at Home: The Greener the Better?

pets at homeGo green, people! If you have pets at home, you may need to heed this advice for the sake of both of you. Natural products are popular not because they are just considered a fad. In truth, these offer several benefits that include improved health and a better earth. With pets at home, buying green products is not the only way to go green.

Ways You Can Go Green

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  1. Ditch the junk food. Don’t fall trap into believing that processed foods are the best diets for your pets. Manufacturing processes have already depleted these of essential nutrients. Feed your pets some organic produce instead. With these, you free your pets from eating unwanted chemicals commonly found in pet foods.
  2. Keep them within the confines of your fence. Green living is also about being able to protect animal life. And there are others living freely outside apart from your pet. To prevent dogs and cats from killing birds, keep these inside your home or on a leash when taking around the neighborhood.
  3. Let poop easily decompose. Many people don’t like the smell of animal poop and usually place these in plastics. There’s just one problem with this though. Being cooped up in plastic would mean several years of decomposing. Instead of regular plastic, use biodegradable ones instead.
  4. Adopting a pet is recycling. It’s very expensive to buy a purebred pup or cat. But did you know that there are so many pets up for adoption in animal rescue centers? And the saddest part? Many of these are euthanized due to insufficient funds. Get into recycling and adopt someone else’s pet today. Every adopted pet means saving an animal’s life.
  5. Neuter or spay. Overpopulation is also considered a problem for pets. Some of them end up as strays. Aside from population control, spaying and neutering offer health benefits such as reduced risk from testicular cancer.

Get it Done

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Going green is a lifestyle that can include your pets. Start it today and regain back your health and Mother Earth in the process.

 

jw

 

Author: Jordan Walker

Jordan is the lead content curator for Coops And Cages as well as a couple of other pet related blogs. His passion for animals is only matched by his love for ‘attempting’ to play the guitar. If you would like to catch him, you can via Google+ or Twitter: @CoopsAndCages

1 comment

  1. zentravellers

    Great tips! For kitties, I would add look into alternative litters such as walnut-shell or corn-based, they are by-products of other production that don’t require mining. And avoid beef and pork for dog and cat food wherever possible since raising them takes up more land and produces more GHGs than say chickens.

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