ASPCA Offers 10 Ways To Go Green With Your Pets

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has released a new top 10 list to help pet owners go green with their furry companion. Some of them are a bit out there, to say the least, but whatever helps make a difference.

  1. Instead of throwing out old towels or bedding, contact a local shelter and donate it. They also accept old pet toys, or used litter boxes.
  2. This should go without saying, but don’t give your pet bottled water. Give them tap water. They won’t care.
  3. Use biodegradable bags to scoop up your dog’s mess, or for cat owners, use eco friendly cat litters.
  4. Earth-friendly (and pet friendly) shampoos and grooming products are available, so why not use them.
  5. If you have a really small pet, think about giving them home grown veggies, free of insecticides.
  6. If your pet makes a mess, use an all natural cleaning solvent like vinegar, rather than bleach.
  7. If you have reptile or fish tanks, use energy saving lights, and put them on timers.
  8. Wearing shoes in the house can bring in extra dirt and pesticides that your pet doesn’t need exposure to.
  9. If you buy pet treats, make sure they come in recyclable cardboard. Or better yet, make your own!
  10. Buy pet food in bulk – less packaging, plus less cost overall.

Hopefully the tips that weren’t insanely obvious will be a help to all the pet loving readers out there.

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