Reduce Your Pets Carbon Pawprint

  • October 03, 2009
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Ok, so everyone is talking “green this” and “carbon footprint that”, but don’t let the information overload
make you forget that there are many easy things you can do to reduce your pet’s carbon footprint.

At we are currently implementing various green initiatives to improve our own performance (stand by for more on this over the next few months). In the meantime, here are some simple steps you can take to help mother nature just that little bit more:

  • buy  high-quality pet food containing good sources of  protein such as beef, lamb, chicken or fish as the first ingredient rather than a by-product or beef meal. This change also has major impact on your pet's health as well as reducing the amount of “mess” that you need to clean up.
  • Keep away from highly processed treats - highly packaged, heavily processed treats that resemble human junk food are not good.
  • Recycle cans and plastic food bags and try shopping for products with minimal packaging.
  • Use stainless steel or ceramic food and water bowls. They last longer and reduce the risk of exposing your pets to nasty chemical emissions and residue.
  • make your own. Google “home made pet toys” and you get literally thousands of ideas. You can also make your own catnip.
Simple steps like those outlined above, all add up and cost very little (or even save you money) so why not give them a try?

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