If you’re anything like me, you agree it’s important to take care of this big beautiful planet of ours and protect it anyway we can. Being eco conscious helps protect our land and helps reduce waste or cause harmful toxins in the environment.
“Going green” or being eco-friendly doesn’t mean you need to be an activist or ban every single-use item from your house. It just means making conscious choices for you, your family and your pets that tend to help, rather than harm, the environment.
You probably buy a lot of stuff for your pet: Such as beds, pillows, toys, poop bags, etc. Do you know if the companies you are buying from include being environmentally conscious in their mission?
I try to keep my pet product purchases as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. If you’re curious on where or how to find green pet products, here are my tips to get started.
1. Look for transparency
Transparency is a pawsitive, and eco-friendly brands are proud to talk about their sourcing. Brands that are open about their sourcing, environmental pawprint and business practices get a green flag from me. Let’s expand on the importance of environmental impact and why it personally matters to us. As pet owners, we have a responsibility to consider the ecological footprint of the products and practices we choose for our pups. By opting for eco-friendly options, we can make a positive difference for the planet and future generations.
Personally, seeing pet companies taking steps towards sustainability and reducing their environmental impact brings both joy and disappointment. It’s a yay when we come across companies that prioritize eco-conscious manufacturing, use recycled materials, or support conservation efforts. It’s a disappointment when we see companies neglecting their environmental responsibilities and opting for unsustainable practices.
At Dog Mom Lifestyles, we are committed to promoting environmentally friendly choices for pets. From eco-friendly pet toys to tips on reducing waste. Together, we can create a better world for our beloved pets and the environment. Check out the websites of brands you buy to see if they mention the environment in their mission or when they discuss ingredients of packaging.
2. Check for accreditation
A company doesn’t need accreditation to be eco-friendly, but it sure helps to know if they’ve been vetted by an outside organization. You can check places like Forest Stewardship Council, Green Seal, Fairtrade, Cruelty-Free International, Global Recycling Standard
Look for their symbols or a mention of accreditation on the company’s product or website when you’re shopping for pet products.
3. Read the labels and/or product descriptions in full
Check the ingredient lists and packaging in full. Some companies have a QR code on them to help you see their sourcing in more detail.
Let me share a quick story about a shocking discovery I made in one of my pet’s products. I was horrified to find out that a popular brand of pet food I had been feeding my dog contained harmful preservatives. It was a wake-up call for me to realize that even seemingly trusted products can sometimes fall short in terms of quality and safety.
This eye-opening experience prompted me to take action. I immediately switched to a high-quality, natural pet food brand that prioritizes the health and well-being of pets. I also started reading labels more carefully, ensuring that the products I choose for my pup are free from unnecessary additives or harmful substances.
It’s essential for us as pet owners to be vigilant and make informed decisions about the products we bring into our homes. By making these changes, I not only safeguarded my pet’s health but also found peace of mind knowing that I am providing them with the best possible care.
At Dog Mom Lifestyles, we understand the importance of transparency and ensuring the safety of our pets. That’s why we offer a curated selection of trusted dog treats that are thoroughly vetted for quality and integrity. We believe in providing pet owners with peace of mind, knowing that their pups are in good hands.
Protecting the planet protects our future. We can make a big difference by voting with the dollars we spend on our pets.