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What is an Eco-Friendly Dog Product?
This summer we have, yet again, experienced periods of extreme heat and dry weather, leading to water shortages and other severe environmental ramifications. This is, as we all know, a direct consequence of the impact we humans have had on the environment and, as such, in today's world, we have to make sure we are doing everything in our power to reduce the impact we have on the planet and its eco-systems.
Pet ownership can often be problematic when trying to reduce our impact on the planet, as our furry friends don't have particularly positive carbon pawprints due to the nature of their diets and the products we are sometimes forced to use to care for them.
However, there are things that can be done in order to make sure that we are doing the utmost possible we can to live an eco-conscious existence alongside our passions for pets.
In today's article, we will be exploring what constitutes an eco-friendly dog product, what substitutions we can make to our dog’s routines in order to reduce their impact on the planet, as well as highlighting a couple of our fabulously sustainable dog product options so we can you get started on your eco-conscious pet ownership journey as soon as possible.
What is an Eco-Friendly Dog Product?
In the modern world, many of us are doing everything we can to reduce our carbon emissions by means of recycling, electric car ownership, composting, solar power, plastic avoidance and buying sustainable products. However, we are often quick to forget the potentially large ‘carbon pawprint’ of our canine companions. It is estimated that the average-sized dog, using conventional care methods, generates emissions equivalent to TWICE that of a family SUV! This is mainly due to their meaty diets, lack of sustainable faeces removal methods and unsustainable products such as plastic bedding, toys, clothes, poo bags and other doggy supplies. Thankfully it is becoming easier and easier to make eco-conscious decisions when it comes to our dogs and the products they use.
When it comes to our carbon footprints it is basically impossible to be perfect due to our reliance on fossil fuels, energy consumption and large-scale agriculture. However, we do what we can in our daily lives to ensure we don’t add to the problem when we don’t have to. This is very much the same when it comes to buying for our dogs. For example; when looking for your next batch of treats for your furry friends, why not try one of our Plant-Based or Vegetarian Dog Treats? Alternatively, why not try a compostable poo bag, such as These from Earth Rated, for your dog waste and avoid the 500 years of plastic in our environment any single-use dog poo bag will lead to?
Although these changes might feel inconsequential and a drop in the ocean, they really do help and with lots of small changes to our daily lives, we can all move towards a better future for the planet and all the animals, plants and microorganisms that call it home.
Some of our Favourite Eco-Friendly Dog Products
Natural Cornish Pet - Coffee Wood Chews
Our awesome Coffee Wood Chews are the perfect alternative to meaty chews and those with plastics in their make-up. These mouth-engaging chews have the perfect texture to clean the teeth and gums and keep the boredom at bay for your perfect pooches. They are also calorie-free, making them the perfect choice for those dogs watching their waistline.
Natural Cornish Pet - Eco-Friendly Dog Tug Toy
Our eco-friendly tug toys are made from fibres from coconuts, making them super sustainable and fully biodegradable. These toys are great for keeping a clean mouth and keeping your eco-conscious dogs entertained for hours on end.
Vegetarian Dog Treats and Chews
At Natural Cornish Pet we have a fantastic selection of veggie treats that are delightfully delicious, heavenly healthy and are a great way to reduce your dog’s meat intake, reducing their ‘carbon pawprint’ and helping them to help the planet. From superb Sweet Potato Fries made by yours truly, to Green & Wilds Super Seaweed Snacks and everything in between, we think there's an environmentally friendly option for any discerning dog to enjoy. We also have a fantastic line of Vegetarian Dog Chews suitable for dogs of all shapes and sizes, another super simple way to reduce the impact your pooch has on the planet!
So, when it comes to making decisions on living a more sustainable existence, don't forget to factor in your precious pooches. At Natural Cornish Pet we have everything you need to reduce your ‘carbon pawprints’ and are committed to making our business as green as possible with the help of you, our fabulous customers.
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