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Eco-Friendly Pet Care

One thing that has really gained momentum in recent years is the green movement. Many people are trying to conserve resources and/or create a smaller carbon footprint, or generally just live a more Earth-friendly lifestyle. There are actually some great ways to green up your pet care regimen. A Frisco, TX vet offers some options for eco-friendly pet care below.

Bedding

When shopping for pet beds, choose ones that are made from natural fibers. Another great option is to upcycle things into pet beds. For instance, you can make an old sweater into a cute kitty bed, while a child’s mattress can become a comfy bed for Fido.

Lawn/Garden Products

You may not think of yard work as a part of your pet care regimen, but if your furry buddy goes outside, he or she could easily come into direct contact with pesticides, herbicides, and other harsh chemicals. Some of these products have even been shown to increase cancer risks in dogs! Choose brands that are both pet-friendly and earth friendly, or look into eco-friendly lawn and garden care options.

Toys

One great way to ‘green’ your pet care regimen is to buy pet toys only from eco-friendly manufacturers. You can also make your pet’s toys. For instance, you can make Fido a great chew toy by cutting an old tee shirt into strips and braiding the pieces together. If you have a kitty, make Fluffy a catnip toy by growing your own catnip and sewing it into a baby sock. Look online for more options.

Cat Furniture

Cats really enjoy having some furniture that they don’t have to share with their human servants. While you can find great pieces in stores or online, you can also make your own. For instance, an old stepladder makes a great kitty tower. Just add planks to the steps to widen them out into boards, and then wrap the whole thing in carpet or sisal rope. Look online for more great options for DIY kitty furniture.

Food

Proper nutrition is very important! When shopping for your furbaby, choose nourishing brands that don’t contain a lot of chemicals or fillers. Ask your vet for specific nutritional recommendations.

Do you have questions or concerns about your pet’s health? Please feel free to contact us, your Frisco, TX animal clinic, anytime! We are here to serve all of your pet’s veterinary care needs.

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