Are our pets bad for the environment? Maybe! With over 470 million dogs being kept as pets around the world, and about 370 million pet cats living on this planet, it’s easy to see how  pet ownership can have environmental effects! 

How could man’s best friend be worse for the environment than owning a car?!

Pets are family members. But, let’s talk about how Fido and Fifi could be a problem for Mother Earth:

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Here are 5 Eco-Friendly Pet Products You Should Know About

Hope Pet Food

1. Eco Friendly Pet Product: Insect-Based Dog Food from Hope Pet Foods

Did you know that 25% of meat goes to feeding our pets? HOPE uses science and kindness to make radically better, sustainable pet food with alternative proteins so that all living things can live in harmony with the needs of our planet.

Their insect-based treats are Canadian-made and oven-baked in small batches using natural, nutrient-rich ingredients and contain no common allergens.

With HOPE, pet parents can make some serious impact through clean and nutritious dog food. Switching to HOPE will not only provide exceptional nutrition to your dog but will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 75% per bag, and use 99% less land and water!

HOPE takes your dog’s diet beyond meat and plants so we can protect our pets and the planet. Let’s give our furry family members the very best today by also feeding them for the future.

For a free sample visit HOPE at the button below.

2. All Natural  Pet Stain and Odor Remover from ECOS

Pawprints and potty stains are a given when you have a pet.

Removing them is often an absolute nightmare. You might need a powerful stain remover to get the job done!

Here are some common bad guys to look out for in your stain removers:

  • Sodium hypochlorite
  • Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)
  • Sodium borate.
  • Ammonium Hydroxide

ECOS has been sustainable since 1976 and provides climate positive cleaning products for your home. They have created a100% natural pet stain and odor remover to help you keep your home squeaky clean!

ECOS have achieved this by creating a minimalist plant-powered formula that’s fuelled by fast-acting enzymes that will remove the mess made by your pet on any surface or fabric.

Every footprint counts at ECOS, from the placement of factories to the way their formulas react with the environment, ECOS pays close attention the the entire life cycle of everything they make.

You can learn more about ECOS by pressing the button below!

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3. Bamboo Toothbrushes from The Green Jar

Did You Know: 80% of dogs develop dental disease by the age of 3?! Yikes! Even those themed cartoon one’s you had when you were a tiny kiddo.

Here at Random Acts of Green we’re big fans of bamboo toothbrushes … but did you know that you could also get them for your pet?

These bamboo brushes are similar to human bamboo brushes, but with some ergonomic and bristle changes, that make brushing your companion’s teeth easier. So, while you’re brushing your K-9’s canines and they bite and play, they’ll be safe.

They boast an ergonomic handle made from a single carved piece of naturally-grown Moso bamboo, and contain no toxins, glues, or paints.

The handles for the brushes are naturally anti-microbial and coated in a natural soy bean wax, making them smooth and safe for oral use! It’s eco handle is biodegradable and the bristles are dental-grade nylon made from recyclable* material.

Better yet – all ink used on the packaging is soy based and the packaging itself is made from recycled materials that are (re)recyclable.

You can pick up a bamboo toothbrush at The Green Jar online eco-boutique at the button below.

4. Eco-Friendly Pet Beds from P.L.A.Y.  (Pet Lifestyle and You)

Pet beds could be filled with numerous chemicals.

How? Places outside of North America are allowed to use chemicals that have been banned. Unfortunately, 90% of pet beds are made outside of North America and they are allowed to be shipped and sold to us despite containing those banned chemicals inside of them.

That’s why we love P.L.A.Y.

P.L.A.Y. is a Certified B Corporation, Gold Certified Green Business and is serious about helping the environment and creating products that are better for pets, people, and the planet.

While there are many options of beds that are high quality, aesthetically appealing, and affordable P.L.A.Y. believe they could do better.

So, they created beds that are stuffed with our trademarked PlanetFill® polyfiber.

PlanetFill® is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and they have been able to recycle 11 million bottles so far!

P.L.A.Y.’s  packaging is printed on sustainably sourced paper, demonstrated by their FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification.

You can read more about them by clicking the clicking the button below!

5. Sweet Potato Treats from Outward Hound 

Did you know?  Sweet potatoes and their skins are a natural source of fiber, vegetable-based nutrients AND antioxidants!

Which is why we ADORE the sweet potato chews dog treats found on Outward Hound’s Website.

They work with farmers in the US and around the world to sustainably source and produce delicious and nutrient-rich treats made with farm fresh ingredients.

There’s no use of any artificial or unnatural preservatives, artificial colours, or fillers in our dog treats, which make them a perfect snack for pups with sensitive bellies or food allergies.

These treats are made from aesthetically imperfect sweet potatoes that otherwise would have gone unused just for their appearance – Wouldn’t that be a waste!

Due to  such minimal processing, treats will vary in size, shape, and firmness. The best part about these treats: they are made from one ingredient—sweet potatoes.

Had you considered your pets carbon pawprint? Have some of these tips given you food for thought? Let us know!

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