How to Lower Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint

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Even the cutest of pets can have not-so-cute effects on the environment. Photo: Shutterstock

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:

Do you have any other tips for lowering your pet’s carbon pawprint? Let us know in the comments below.

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