Dog

8 ways to Green Your Dog

Your dog's two biggest environmental impacts come from his food and the corresponding waste. Easy solutions exist to help you make Fido not only man's best friend's, but Earth's as well.

  1. Choose healthier dog food

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    Make doggy supper time a more healthy affair by serving organic, vegan, and natural meals. It's an easy way to reduce your dog's carbon pawprint.

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  2. Choose biodegradable pet waste bags

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    Properly scoop and dispose of poop in biodegradable bags rather than plastic bags the next time your dog schedules a business meeting.

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  3. Adopt a dog from a shelter

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    Stop by a shelter if you're considering buying a dog. Adopting means you're potentially saving a life while racking up good green karma.

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  4. Neuter your pet

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    Unless you plan on practicing responsible breeding, have your dog fixed. This eliminates the chance of them producing unwanted offspring that may or may not wind up in a shelter or on the streets.

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  5. Choose natural dog grooming products

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    Like the booming natural personal care product market for dog parents, there's no shortage of pooch grooming gear that swaps eco-unfriendly synthetics for natural botanicals.

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  6. Choose natural flea repellents

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    If Olive and Ollie are hosting three-ring flea circuses, make sure send 'em packing with flea remedies that are safe for the earth and your dogs' health.

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  7. Buy eco-friendly dog accessories

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    Keep your dog entertained (okay, distracted) and comfortable with toys and accessories that are made of natural substances and can be easily recycled.

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  8. 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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Comments

03/04/2009
10:11pm
chanda

Adding Apple Cider Vinegar to your dogs' water will help prevent fleas.

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