Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth-Day!! Pets can GO GREEN too!

We found des GREEN Pet tips and wanted to share some of our favorites wif you. Make Earth Day Evfurry day!!!

Adopt from a shelter
Some pet breeders have only one goal—to raise large quantities of purebred animals for profit. . Why buy when you can adopt one of the 70,000 puppies and kittens born every day in the United States? Love knows no pedigree. Check out to find your perfect match.

Clean up their poop
Scoop up your doggie doo in biodegradable poop bags so your buddy’s No. 2 isn’t immortalized in a plastic bag, while deep-sixed in a landfill somewhere for hundreds of years. Cat owners should avoid clumping clay litter at all costs. Not only is clay strip-mined (bad for the planet), but the clay sediment is also permeated with carcinogenic silica dust that can coat little kitty lungs (bad for the cat). Plus, the sodium bentonite that acts as the clumping agent can poison your cat through chronic ingestion through their fastidious need to groom. Because sodium bentonite acts like expanding cement—it’s also used as a grouting, sealing, and plugging material—it can swell up to15 to18 times their dry size and clog up your cat’s insides. Eco-friendly cat litters avoid these problems; a happy cat is a cat that doesn’t claw your face off.

Give them sustainable goods
Your furry friends can get in on some saving-the-planet goodness, too—and have plenty of fun—with toys made from recycled materials or sustainable fibers (sans herbicides or pesticides) such as hemp. A hemp collar (with matching leash) is a rocking accessory for a tree-hugging mutt. These days, you can even get pet beds made with organic cotton or even recycled PET bottles.

Get crafty
Your cat will love you forever if you grow your own organic catnip or cat grass. Scrap yarn and fabric you might otherwise toss can also easily be transformed into pet toys with some basic crafty know-how. And they wouldn’t have had to be trucked thousands of miles just to get drooled on.

Be a pet chef
If you want to know exactly what is going into your furball’s food dish, or your pet suffers from allergies, you can always make your own puppy (or kitty) chow. If the idea of becoming a fulltime pet chef is just crazy talk, making the occasional meal or treat is completely doable. Those broccoli stalks left over from your last stirfry also make some tasty morsels for your pup.

Find more GREEN pet tips here!


  1. What a wonderful post. Happy Earth day to you too. I especially like your suggestion not to use the clump kitty litter. That stuff is awful. I had a cat get some in her intestine and blocked her.
    Have a great day.

  2. Great ideas! Happy Earth day and smoochies!

  3. Great tips! Happy Earth Day!

  4. What SUPER Green Tips! Thanx for sharing. Our 'beans try to be as green as possible in our house. Very strict with recycle and we burn our important papers (IE: credit card statements etc...) but they ALWAYS recycle. Mom even makes us toys from old clothes that have had it.

  5. Those were cool ideas for Earth Day. I hope the Woman doesn't start thinking she can cook for me. I don't like her cooking...

  6. Thanks for some great tips for Earth Day. I especially liked the last one. My Domino has trouble with store kitty food and throws up a lot. I never thought of making my own.

    Happy Earth Day, you two!

  7. Happy Earth Day to you too! I loved the tips and I totally loved the picture!

  8. Wow! Those are some great green tips!! Happy Earth Day!!

  9. Happy Earth Day! And what great green tips you has dere my furriends!


  10. wonderful post with great tips, ladies!

  11. Oh I love your blog background!!! Great minds think alike!!! :D