How to be an eco-conscious pet owner

How to be an eco-conscious pet owner

How to be an eco-conscious pet owner

How to be an eco-conscious pet owner

 

Food, toys, poo bags, and more – the things that involve taking care of your pet can come at a cost for our planet. According to the book Time to Eat the Dog? The real Guide to Sustainable Living, by Brenda and Robert Vale, our pets can have a carbon footprint that’s double that of a sports utility vehicle.

 

What can we do as pet owners to combat this?

 

  1. Buy Sustainable pet food. This not only means investing in pet food made with natural ingredients but also considering its packaging. We recommend Pooch & Mutt wet food for dogs that comes in 100% recyclable TetraPaks.

  2. Opt for Eco-friendly toys and supplies. Our eco-friendly brand Beco Pets makes the highest quality products like Poop bags, Food bowls, toys, etc. in the most sustainable ways possible to care for your pet and look after our planet.

  3. Pick up after your dog. Dog waste carries nitrogen, phosphorus, and many harmful pathogens. Compostable dog poop bags are a great choice as they are robust, easy to carry and match the strength and versatility of regular plastic bags – designed to deal with any poop size. When it comes to picking up after your dog, opt for biodegradable bags from brands like Beco - rather than using single-use plastic bags.

  4. Adopt, don’t shop! There are many pets in shelters like K9 Friends who need homes and by choosing to adopt a pet you can help reduce the environmental demands of overpopulation and save a life.

 

Click here to see some of our favourite eco products!

 

Sep 30
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