Disposable pee pads, plastic poop bags, and sneakily toxic stain removers are just a few of the things that many pet parents have on hand. Given there are millions of pets across the country, it's clear that pet parenting can be quite detrimental to the environment.
And while some of these items may be necessary, others aren't. The more you can DIY and use what you already have, the better. And for the essentials, there are sustainable alternatives out there that will contribute less to the destruction of the environment and still spoil your pet.
Of course, there's only so much we can control. But if you're committed to being a sustainable pet parent, consider investing in environmentally-friendly products.
Bow Wow Bar™ Nourishing Solid Dog Shampoo$13
Many pet grooming products contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Not Ethique! This shampoo is made of gentle ingredients, and with every order, you save three plastic bottles and 2,750 ml of water, and plant one tree. That's the epitome of clean!
Soft Baked Pumpkin Nut Partay Treats$6
Shameless Pets makes delicious dog treats and alleviates sustainability problems in the process. 40% of this all-natural pumpkin and peanut butter dog treat formula is made from upcycled ingredients. Treats that support digestion and the environment? Yes, please!
Tuft & Paw Really Great Cat Litter$29
Clean, quick-clumping and odor-eliminating cat litter that's 99% dust free? Yes, it exists. Plus, this non-toxic cat litter disintegrates in water so you can safely flush it down the toilet.
Need an eco-friendly way to get rid of your pup's waste? Look no further. Crafted from recycled paper fiber, Pooch paper is 100% biodegradable and compostable.
What if you could use one potty pad instead of 60? Well, you can with Bark Potty. This all natural, multi-use disposable potty pad makes it easy for pups to use the bathroom, whether you live in a high-rise or want to train a puppy.
Yeti Cat Cave$60
This durable cat cave is constructed with 100% natural New Zealand wool and colored with vegetable dye. Shipped 100% carbon neutral, this is the perfect eco-friendly cat bed for your feline friend.
Recycled Fiber Mat Dog Bed$55
Made of recycled fibers and safe for you, your pet, and the planet, this carbon neutral bed will have pups napping in sustainable comfort. Choose from three beautiful colors.
Pet Hemp Fox Toy$13
Yes, dog toys can be eco-friendly, too! Made from non-toxic 100% hemp fibers with recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) fill, this adorable fox toy is perfect for a game of fetch or a nice snuggle.
Liver, Laugh, Love Cat Treats$7
To start, the name of these cat treats is oh so creative! Made from ethically raised proteins and full of gut supporting probiotics, these natural cat treats will have your feline begging for more.
Pet Dog Stain & Odor Remover$14
Remove tough stains and stinky odors without harming the environment. The light scent of mandarin orange and green tea will have your house smelling fresh, while the non-toxic ingredients keep everyone in the family safe.
From the Field Catnip$7
Entertain your feline friend with this all natural, completely organic catnip grown in Washington. This potent blend of leaf and flower grinds is safe for your cat and the planet.