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Eco Friendly Pet Products

Do you think Fido,Rover or Tiddles would go green,given the opportunity?

You bet they would!

Did you ever wonder why pets choose to drink from muddy puddles as opposed to that over chlorinated tap water you top up their bowls with,or why they chew on grass or other plants from time to time or even that other disgusting habit ( as we see it) of chomping on dried out dog doos?

Why do they do that?

Simple......they are searching out natural additions,lacking in their everyday, homogenised diet,fed to them by over cautious,over protective human carers.

They may have been born in captivity but they are still animals,(as are we) and as such have certain requirements to maintain good health and often our four legged friends know better than we do what those requirements are.

So let's look at ways to help your pets and you to become a little more healthy and eco-friendly,from beds to toys and everything in between.

You may think that having an Eco Friendly pet regime is just a drop in the ocean,so did I until I read some research by a couple of New Zealand scientists which concluded that a medium sized dog ( due to the actions of it's owner) creates more environmental issues than an average SUV.

So what to do to improve your pet's carbon footprint.

Hemp is a great sustainable resource for pet beds,collars and toys and many good pet stores,online and offline are now stocking these products along with organic catnip, organic collars,blankets and leashes,bamboo charcoal deodorisers and biodegradable waste bags, Eco-Friendly for pets is the new street talk.

Supplement your pets diet with occasional veggie based meals adding peanut butter or Marmite/Vegemite gravy.

You can make your own pet food with free-range meats, brown rice and veggies, or you can now buy organic brands that simply don't use all those nasty hormones, pesticides and antibiotics, hidden in chemical names, jokingly called ingredients.

Inevitably,at some point your pet will suffer a flea infestation, please remember Not to reach for the chemical solution if you can possibly avoid it.

The ingredients in many commercial flea treatments are derived from substances like carbamares and organophosphates, developed for chemical warfare... which can cause at best skin irritation,often nausea and sometimes convulsions in sensitive animals,so dump the toxins and opt for natural remedies which are now readily available for your little fluff balls.

It will also help to keep the home,pet bedding and carpets well vacuumed, emptying the cleaner after each use.

Green living or becoming Eco Friendly is all about taking small steps and making slight adjustments to your lifestyle in a family friendly way and as your pets are part of family life,then they also deserve a healthy lifestyle.


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