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Top 6 Tips for Going Green With Your Pet:

by Donald
Pet Care
  1. Choose Recycled Pets! Adopt vs. buying from a pet store or breeder. There are just too many unwanted pets to ignore this. Not in the market for a new pet? You can still contribute to the greening of pets. Tell everyone you know to adopt a rescue vs. buying a pet. There are other ways to help recycle pets. Become a foster home for a rescued dog or cat. Contact your favorite local rescue group and let them know you can help. All rescue groups are always in need of foster homes who are willing to help out. How does it work? Most rescue groups provide the veterinary care and supplies needed to care for the pet. You agree to provide a loving home and care to a rescue pet looking for its new forever home.  
  2. Spay or Neuter your pet. This is the best way each and every pet owner can help with the problem of pet overpopulation. By spaying or neutering, you play an active role. Is your pet already altered? Help spread the word about pet overpopulation and let your friends and neighbors know how important it is to get their pets spayed or neutered.
  3. Feed your pet all natural pet food and treats. Make eco-friendly choices by being conscious about what you buy. Read labels and choose your pet’s food and treats wisely. Buy from companies who have adopted eco-friendly manufacturing practices and who give back to the community. Buy products made in the USA.
  4. Purchase eco-friendly products. Purchase toys and other pet products that are made from recycled materials, are made in the USA and are good for the planet.
  5. Pick up the poop! Picking up after your pet is important. It helps reduce the spread of disease and keeps our streets looking and smelling clean. Use biodegradable bags that are good for the planet, and dispose of your pet’s waste in a proper trash receptacle. Make it a neighborhood project! Raise money and install a poop bag dispenser at your neighborhood doggie park.
  6. Train your pet. Does your dog have issues? Work together with a positive trainer to get those issues resolved. Many pets are surrendered to animal control for reasons that could be resolved easily through consistent positive training. Is your pet well behaved? He could also benefit from a refresher training course with you. Sign up for a group class with your pet – you’d be surprised how much fun it could be for both of you. Happy pets = happy planet!

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