Raising a pet is a serious responsibility but one that can be undertaken by both kids and adults. It has great benefits as well healthwise.
Research has proven that the presence of a dog or cat at home can help improve the disposition of a sick member of the family. Pets can also provide great entertainment to both young and old family members.
Today, however, it is important for pet owners to be aware of the best ways to keep their dog or cat. Practicing the green way is most recommended to ensure your beloved animal stays healthy and lives in a clean environment.
Here are ways on how to raise your pet the green way. They’re easy to do and won’t cost you much.
Did you know that ordinary and commercial pet foods also contain chemicals? They can contain pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics and hormones among others. For this reason, it is best to buy only organic food notably those that are FDA approved. Organic meat is processed in a more humane and sustainable manner. As such they benefit the cows and chicken.
Make sure to also buy your pet foods in bulk. This way, you will lower the need for more packs.
Organic Pet Cleaning Products
Pet cleaning products such as shampoos and soaps are now available in organic forms as well. This means they are free from chemicals that can only cause harm to the environment. In fact, you can make your own shampoo at home.
Did you know that you can actually use baking soda as an alternative shampoo? This will save you money and will keep your dog healthy as it is a non-toxic material. You just need to rub a small amount on your dog or cat’s coat and brush the fur.
Organic Toys and Clothes
You may be tempted to buy those colorful and attractive pet toys at the department stores. But before you do so, check the labels and make sure they are made from non-toxic materials.
If you have time, you can actually make your own toys using fabric and unused yarn. For clothing, you can just make your own using an old shirt. Just adjust the size to fit your dog or cat.
Proper Waste Management
Finally, it is your responsibility as a pet owner to ensure a clean environment for both your family and your dear animals.
For cat lovers, use only the wheat based biodegradable kitty litters and not the clumping type. Dog owners should also practice composting in their backyard to dispose of their pet’s waste. Using biodegradable bags is also ideal.
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