Having a dog or cat is a luxury some of us "greenies" don't really think about. Here are some ways to make man's best friend a little more eco-friendly.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 17:29
As I was contemplating a subject for this week's blog I just so happened to peek in my email for a little procrastination. And what do you know? Today's "eHow" by Melissa Maroff was about How to offset your pet.
According to the new book, Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living, having a medium-sized dog as a pet is the equivalent to driving a Toyota Land Cruiser approximately 12,000 miles a year. A cat's carbon "pawprint" equals roughly that of a Volkswagon Golf.
So before we actually resort to eating the dog, here are some suggestions on ways to make your best buddy a little more environmentally friendly:
1) Use biodegradable cat litter and litter-box bags.
2) Feed your pets organically and naturally.
3) Purchase recycled pet supplies. (Toys, collars, leashes, etc.)
4) Use phosphate-free shampoos.
5) Purchase "green" cleaners for those doggie and kitty accidents.
6) Keep your pet from reproducing -- babies sure are cute but taxing on the system.
You can also read the full eHow article here!
Photo: Jessica Nape
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