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Eco-Friendly Pet Care

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Eco-Friendly Pet Care

With an increasing number of us choosing to make the change to a greener, more sustainable way of life for ourselves and our families, it makes sense to extend our eco-friendly inclinations to caring for our four-legged friends. Our pets are exposed to the same pesticides and toxins as we are, so it is natural for us to want to protect them, too. Here are some environmentally sound ways of caring for your pets.

Eco Eating

A healthy diet is essential for maintaining good pet health. Many of our most trusted brands of “premium” pet food have been revealed to be using low-quality ingredients that would not be fit for human consumption, and if itís not good enough for us, then itís not good enough for Fido!

Thus, look for organic options and ask yourself, ďdo I really know whatís in my petís food?Ē Certified organic pet food must meet strict standards set by the USDA. It is guaranteed to be free from hormones, chemicals, genetically-modified ingredients and artificial flavors and colorings. Luckily, most organic pet foods also tend to be sustainably sourced, so you will be helping local communities in addition to improving your petís diet.

Green Grooming

Although looking after your petís insides is extremely important, what you put on the outside makes a huge difference to their health and well-being, too. For both bathing and getting rid of fleas, there are plenty of natural options available at retail centers like Native Remedies. This site offers products that provide a gentler alternative to support your petís immune system, and wonít contain potentially harmful chemicals which can wreak havoc with your petís health if ingested.

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Adria Saracino

Adria Saracino is the Head of Outreach at Distilled, an Internet marketing agency, where she connects businesses and helps them establish meaningful partnerships. You can also find Adria talking and tweeting about fashion through her blog, The Emerald Closet.

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12:03AM PST on Feb 17, 2012

I like the suggestion of biodegradeable waste bags... but then what would be the green thing to do with the bagged waste?
thanks

9:32AM PST on Feb 10, 2012

thanks

2:29PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Brilliant alternatives.

2:21AM PST on Feb 4, 2012

We just started our cats on a new food this past weekend and so far they like it. I put out a bowl of the old food along with the new food so they could have a choice. Actually the new food has decreased more than the old food did. I was surprised.

I guess I will be buying a bigger bag of the new food.

10:46AM PST on Jan 29, 2012

interesting article thanks for sharing :)

10:59AM PST on Jan 26, 2012

thanks for pointing out many good tips

2:12AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Thanks

12:52AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

interesting points thank you

11:34PM PST on Jan 24, 2012

Thank you.

6:38PM PST on Jan 21, 2012

Thanks!

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