Thursday, 12 June 2008

What is your dog's carbon paw print?


Ever thought about how as a pet owner you and your dog can do more to help the environment?

Pooch & Mutt are running a short poll to find out how environmentally friendly the nation’s pets are. To take part simply answer the questions on the left of this blog - if you are reading through a reader click here

This is not all about the negative impact that a dog can have, like when a it’s poop is disposed of in a non-biodegradable bag, but also about the benefits. How many times have you taken your dog on a long walk to the shops, when you might have driven instead? And have you ever thought about the food and products you are buying?

The poll will highlight some areas where we will all be able to make our canine more conscientious. In the mean time here are some tips to help you and fido begin reducing your carbon paw print.


1. Biodegradable poop bags – Buy some, they are much more environmentally friendly and will take less time to decompose meaning less waste in the environment and the death of plastic bags. You can find them on Pet Planet

2. Wonderful walkies - Even if it starts to rain outside get out of the car and onto the pavement to reduce those toxic fumes leaking into the atmosphere. You can find a good suggestions for dogs at www.greatdogwalks.co.uk

3. Buy your dog sustainable accessorieshemp collars with matching leashes look great, you can even buy pet beds made with organic cotton

4. Look for products packed in biodegradable packaging, like Pooch & Mutt.

5. Finally, spend more time with your pet - investing more time in playing with your pet means you will spend less time doing other, resource consuming things like using your mobile phone, driving a car or watching TV

4 comments:

rgblog said...

Going Green Home Remedy for Pets not found in your pet supplies store.

For natural flea control – groom your pet daily. Use a fine toothed flea comb. Bathe your pet a natural pet shampoo that has flea repellent herbs. During summer wash your pet’s bedding in hot soapy water weekly and dry in hot dryer.

Flea killer: Pennyroyal aromatherapy oil is supposed to be good to get rid of the pesky bugs.

Dog odor: When your dog comes in from the rain or outdoors, wipe him down with lavender essential oils or other aromatherapy oils, that will make him smell good!

Dog odor on the carpet: Sprinkle baking soda and wait 15 minutes then vacuum it up, it is safe for the pets and will smell nice again.

Stickers - Use a stainless steel comb with wide teeth to pull out stickers from the fur before matting begins. Or else you can use your fingers to pull them out. If you find the sticker deep inside the ear making it difficult to remove, put some warm vegetable or mineral oil in the ear to soften it and take your pet to the vet.

"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies." !!

Joey and Maggie said...

We buy biodegradable poop bags....but we have so many plastic bags that we use those as well sometimes unfortunately. We try to take the plastic bags back to the grocery store for recycling, some grocery stores in Chicago have bins to put them in for recycling. We recently started bringing our own cloth bags to the grocery store.

WALKTHEDOGMFG said...

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Remember to do your part today for a greener tomorrow and turn your dog's poop from brown to "GREEN" by using our flushable waste bags.
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Very interesting post. I never thought about helping the environment this way. thanks for the information