Sparky might be your best friend — but he’s not exactly eco-friendly, according to a recent article by Care2.
The truth is, owning a medium-size dog can potentially be just as bad as owning a gas-guzzling car. Things like non-biodegradable poop scoop bags, kitty litter, pet food packaging, medications and more lead to a high carbon pawprint for your furry friend.
Does this mean you can’t be a pet owner and eco-conscious at the same time? Of course not! There are several ways to lower your pet’s environmental impact:
- Green your kitty by using biodegradable litter made from sawmill scrap, waste from wheat or corn, or even recycled tires.
- Buy recycled or natural toys, accessories and pet care products (or, better yet — make your own).
- Make your own pet food using locally grown ingredients.
Do you have any other tips for lowering your pet’s carbon pawprint? Let us know in the comments below.