With the 45th anniversary of Earth Day this Wednesday, we thought we could do our part by sharing some green pet care tips! Below are 5 ways that you can go green to help the environment and our furry four-legged friends.
1. Spot On
Should your furry friend leave a little mess on the floor, don’t reach for the bleach. Use vinegar instead. This environment-friendly liquid can act as an effective odor-remover and can kill mold and bacteria. Please keep in mind, though, that vinegar must be diluted correctly with water.
2. Make Pet Toys Out of Recyclable Materials
Instead of going out and buying new toys for your pet, get in touch with your creative side and craft your own. Using recyclable household materials such as old tennis balls, rope and socks, you can create a myriad of toys for your pets that can keep then entertained for hours. If your dog enjoys crinkly toys, try putting an empty plastic water bottle inside of an old sock – it’s sure to be a hit! Or if your cat loves cat nip (which what cat doesn’t?!) place cat nip inside of paper bag and it will keep your pet entertained for hours!
3. Bulk Up
Buy pet supplies in bulk or the largest available size. You’ll make fewer trips to the store and cut down on packaging to discard of. As an added bonus, it might even save you some money. Buying bulk food often times costs less!
4. Grow Your Own Catnip
Your cat will love you for growing your own catnip! Just like humans, our pets deserve to eat the most natural, organic, and healthy foods. A green and low cost alternative to buying catnip, by growing your own your cat will be spared from pesticides or other potentially harmful chemicals or additives.
Looking to add another pet to the family? Then adoption is the way to go! Not only is rescuing a pet from life in a shelter a great cause, it is also a great way to help the environment. Adoption is in essence recycling a pet that was at one time unwanted and will now be given a home. An inexpensive way to become a pet owner, adoption is a great way to go green while saving green.
If it’s the right time for you and your family to adopt, then come into Seattle Humane and adopt a hybrid! We have a lot of mixed breed dogs available for adoption! Come into SHS now through April 22nd, and you’ll receive $45 off all mixed breed dogs one year and up! Go green with Seattle Humane — adopt, don’t shop!