So, you're getting on board with the green movement. Maybe you've done a few things to conserve energy around the house. Well, now it's time to start thinking about your pet's too. There are ways your pets can become more environmentally friendly and it all starts with where you get them from in the first place.
" Well, it's really important because the shelters are typically privately funded and always overcrowd. All those pets need homes just like ones you would go and purchase in a pet store, but their situations are a little bit different," says Lamon Custer, DVM.
Shelters are the best place to look for your new best friend. Because the fewer homeless pets there are, the less energy will be used to care for them. But if you've already found your best friend. There are things you can do too.
"All our pet foods are all natural several lines are organic we have natural cat litter, ice melting products for this time of year. We have cleaning products that are safe for the environment and your pet," says Robin DeBoise of Lori's Natural Foods.
At Lori's Natural Foods in Henrietta, there are entire lines of organic pet foods and products. And it's not just what goes into your pet that matters either. The litter box is one place where you can go green.
Try to find litter that doesn't have clay. While that does help with odor and clumping, it is not good for you cat to breath, and it increases your pet's carbon footprint. There are entire lines of cleaning products that are good for the environment and work on pet problems too.
"They are produced sustainable without pesticides so it's better for everyone, better for your pets health too," says DeBoise.
Bottom line: Going green can make not only for a healthier pet. But for a healthier planet too.