4 Mindful Ways You and Your Pets Can Go Green

As Earth Day approaches on April 22nd and the overall aura of Spring Cleaning, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how we can make positive changes to protect our planet. While we often focus on personal habits like recycling or reducing energy consumption, it’s essential to open our minds to mindful, alternative ways to be more eco-conscious in every aspect of our lives, including how we care for our beloved pets. 

Feed Your Pet Thoughtfully

Choose pet food made from sustainable, organic ingredients. Look for brands that prioritize ethical sourcing. This might look like, choosing pet foods made with whole, minimally processed ingredients. Avoid products with artificial additives, fillers, and by-products, as these contribute to environmental pollution and may harm your pet’s health in the long run. 

Be mindful of portion sizes and avoid overfeeding your pet. By feeding them the right amount of food, you can minimize food waste and reduce the overall environmental impact of their diet. This could look like researching proper food intake for your pet’s needs. 

To keep things fun, you may consider making your own treats using ingredients from your kitchen! We have a couple ideas for you, but our favorite one is our Strawberry Treats. Keeping things DIY allows you to tailor recipes to your pet’s dietary preferences, eliminating unnecessary chemicals and processed ingredients, and it’s cost effective! 

Keep It Simple

Adopt a mindful approach to your pet’s daily essentials, including their toys. Focus on selecting a few high-quality options that engage your pet’s senses and promote active play. Store unused toys out of sight and periodically rotate them into your pet’s playtime rotation. 

On the topic of toys, choosing toys that serve multiple purposes to minimize clutter and maximize value. This could look like toys like our Lick Mat not only accompany a tasty treat for your pet, but also offer a stimulating activity that engages their senses and promotes cognitive function. 

If you are planning to get rid of some toys in the spirit of spring cleaning, research local shelters, rescue organizations, or pet charities in your area that accept toy donations for animals in need. Take inventory of your pet’s toys and discard any that are broken, torn, or no longer safe for your pets to use. When donating toys, ensure they are suitable. Before donating, clean and sanitize the toys to ensure they are in good condition for their next recipient. Avoid donating toys with small parts or choking hazards. 

Eco Friendly Dog Cleaning Products

Swap out conventional grooming products for eco-friendly alternatives that are gentle on your pet and the planet. Opt for plant-based shampoos like our Calming Shampoo to cleanse and nourish your pet’s coat without harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances. 

Another way this could look like are the products you use to clean up after your pet’s accidents. Look for cleaning solutions specifically formulated for pet messes. Unlike harsh chemical cleaners, eco-friendly options are safe for use around pets and children, ensuring a clean and healthy home environment. 

Poop Bags

Say goodbye to plastic waste by switching to biodegradable or compostable poop bags for your daily walks. These innovative alternatives break down naturally, reducing pollution and helping to keep our parks and streets clean. Compostable poop bags take sustainability a step further by not only breaking down naturally, but also enriching the soil as they decompose. This is likely the easiest way you can contribute to making a positive impact on the environment. 

Conservation is a vital aspect of protecting our planet and preserving its natural resources for future generations. The management of sources like water, air, soil, and forests, aim to ensure that these resources are used responsibly and efficiently to meet the needs of both present and future generations. This may involve implementing measures to reduce pollution, minimize waste, and conserve water, and promote renewable energy sources. Conservation is about recognizing the interconnectedness of all living beings and ecosystems whether through individual lifestyle choices or community efforts, each of us have a role to play. 

So, as  Earth Day approaches and the spirit of Spring Cleaning fills the air, these are some ways we can start reflecting on mindful ways we can broaden the positive changes we can make to protect our planet, both for ourselves and our beloved pets. From thoughtful feeding habits to simplified toy selections to waste management practices, there are countless ways we can incorporate green principles into our pet care routines. Let’s continue to strive towards a brighter, more sustainable future for all beings, big and small. 

To celebrate, we are hosting an Earth Day Sale for 25% off all our products using code EARTHDAY until 4/28/2024 11:59 PM PST. If you are reading this right now, you are getting EXCLUSIVE EARLY ACCESS to our sale. Happy (early) Earth Day, Frenz!

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