As dog lovers, there are lots of things we can do to be considerate of the environment. For example, choosing reusable dog waste bags is one of the easiest ways to make a difference and reduces the amount of plastic waste that is produced to deal with all that dog waste!! Here's 5 top tips:
1. Choose an Earth-Friendly Dog Breed
When you are looking for a new dog, choose a breed that is known to be environmentally friendly. Some of the best breeds for this include the Australian Terrier, the Basset Hound, and the Beagle. These breeds are all relatively small, so they will not require as much food or energy to keep them healthy and happy.
2. Adopt From a Shelter
When looking for a new furry friend, consider adopting from a shelter instead of buying from a breeder or pet store. There are many dogs in shelters across the country waiting for their forever homes, so you're sure to find the perfect match for you and your family. Plus, adoption fees typically go towards supporting the shelter, so you'll be helping out even more by adopting.
3. Feed Your Dog an Organic Diet
One of the best ways to help the environment is to feed your dog an organic diet. Organic foods are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, which can be harmful to the environment. Additionally, organic foods often contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals than their non-organic counterparts.
4. Use Eco-Friendly Dog Products
Whenever possible, use eco-friendly dog products that are made locally. This includes everything from shampoo and conditioner to toys and bedding. Our wooden dog crate furniture is made using sustainable materials and waste minimising processes and our crate mats are sheepskin hides ethically sourced bi-products from the meat industry. Packaging matters too of course!
5. Avoid Using Plastic Dog Bowls
Plastic dog bowls are not only bad for the environment, but they can also be harmful to your dog’s health. Plastic bowls can release chemicals into your dog’s food or water, which can then be ingested by your dog. Consider ceramic that can go in the dishwasher and may support a local artisan too.