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5 ways to Green Your Cat

Your kitty’s environmental pawprint may seem small, but don’t let its diminutive appearance deceive you. Kitty litter, cat food, and other feline accessories all have ecological impacts. Try these earth-friendly solutions to help your cat become a more purr-fect planetary partner.

  1. Choose healthier cat foods

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    Organic meat farmers don’t use antibiotics or feed animals grain that has been treated with pesticides—factors that amount to a healthier pet and a healthier environment.

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  2. Choose biodegradable kitty litter

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    Clay based kitty litters are strip mined and contain silica, a known human carcinogen. Since the planet doesn't have nine lives, make an effort to provide your cat with biodegradable options.

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  3. Compost your pet's waste

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    A viable option for green poop scoopers (especially those with greenthumbs), composting pet waste keeps it from polluting waterways, clogging landfills, and spreading disease.

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  4. Neuter your pet

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    Do Kitty a favor and make sure she doesn't become too frisky. Unfixed felines are responsible for growing stray and feral cat populations that kill or out-compete wildlife that's often endangered.

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  5. Choose natural flea repellents

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    Is Princess hosting a three-ring flea circus in her fur? Make sure you send 'em packing with a nontoxic yet effective flea remedy that's safe for your earth and your precious pet.

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Comments

04/15/2009
10:02pm
ingridscott

We have been using the Yesterday's News litter for our kitties, with great success. We have discovered that we can burn the used litter (& feces) in the woodstove - they are basically wood pellets, so we burn them with a hot fire and it's a good way to reduce waste. Now we have to find a way to compost to a high enough temp that we can dispose that way when it's too hot to have a fire. Anyone know a resource for that info?

04/13/2010
3:27pm
donnaraeii

I just watched one of the programs about making your own pet food. Do you do the same for cats as you do for dogs?
Wouldn't they also need extra minerals,vitamins and such? what food can you make for a cat that helps prevent uti's and others such feline attributes? I found the answer to my question, just had to look a little further. thank you

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