How To Be An Eco-Friendly Pet Owner

Oct 22, 2021by Gabby - F&F

Have you ever thought about your pets "paw print?"

There's no denying that our pets are valued members of the family — so like us, they have the same potential to generate waste.

We love spoiling our pets and if we know anything about our own pets, they love to think they run the place. So it's time to set down the law and show them who's boss.

Eco doesn't have to be hard. There are many ways we can ensure our pets look great and still have their beloved toys, treats and pampering, without adding harm to the environment. And trust us — they won't even notice the difference, they might even love you more for it!

Without further or do, here are our top tips to help you be an eco-friendly pet owner!

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Vegan Diet

A vegan diet is a great way to reduce your environmental impact. Eating plant-based requires only one third of the land needed to support meat and dairy. So you can only imagine how introducing a vegan diet to dogs, helps even more. 

Whimzees vegan dental chews are made from natural ingredients. In their range, you will find fun-shaped chews to help your pup's dental health. If your dog likes what you eat, they will love the vegan treats from Pawsome Organics. These treats include superfood ingredients like turmeric, hemp, and coconut, so they won't be missing out here!

Veggie Paws dog treats are nutritious, vegan, and come in compostable packaging. Same goes for Rascals vegan dog treats. They're made with all natural ingredients and come in home compostable pouches. Great for the environment!

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If your pet is one for making fashion statements, they still can. Animals in Charge handmake eco-friendly, vegan, and cruelty-free dog collars and leads from recycled, salvaged and natural materials. We are totally obsessed with the range of beautiful colours and think there is definitely one your pet will love.

As far as toys go, is there really anything your pet won't love? We know the answer is no, they'll play with your shoes if they have to, so you may as well make sure that your toy of choice is an eco-friendly one. Spunky Pup is dedicated to bringing high-quality, innovative and fun dog toys to your pets. Sustainability is a biggie for them, which is why their Clean Earth range is made from recycled plastic bottles. Their toy range includes a Lobster, Starfish, Pelican, Stingray and Seahorse. What's even cooler is that these toys can be recycled after use.

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Dog Waste Bags and Composter

When nature calls, there's no escaping it. We can probably agree that droppings is everyone's least favourite part about owning a pet, but it has to be done. So how can we be more eco-friendly when cleaning it up?

We stock a number of Compostable Dog Waste Bags that beats using plastic everytime. These bags decompose within 40 days in a well functioning compostable environment.

What about removing their waste at home? You're going to want the EnsoPet, or as we like to call it, the dog toilet. This composting unit is 'buried' in your garden. Once your pet has pooped, simply use the tongs supplied, put it in the EnsoPet and sprinkle with the starter mix. Use daily and watch the waste breakdown into the soil around it. It's such a simple way to deal with your pet's waste that doesn't involve plastic.

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Whether your pet loves a bath or not, one thing we know is that they need it! Here at F&F all our pet grooming products are completely natural and contain no hidden nasties. 

Bondi Wash makes their pet products using the latest technology in natural ingredients, whilst still ensuring your pet smells beautiful. Essential Dog packages their dog products in recyclable plastic bottles. Their range, includes natural dog shampoos, conditioners, deodorisers and skin remedies; all made from high-quality ingredients. They also have brushes made from bamboo, which is an incredible sustainable resource. 

We hope you have learnt about some of the amazing ways you can help the planet when it comes to owning a pet. 

For more interesting pet reads, we think you will enjoy learning some more around the following:

How To Groom Your Dog At Home

Essential Oils And Your Pets

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