You’ve stopped using plastic straws. You bring reusable bags to the grocery store. You’re the planet’s best friend! However, that’s just between you and the planet. What about your furry friend? If you’re a pet parent, you may be shocked to know that your fur-babies have a surprisingly high ecological impact. You’re probably thinking, “Well how can I be more eco-friendly with my pets?” Here are just five simple ways to lower your pets carbon pawprint.
Use Upcycled Products
Petique’s handmade Poop Bag Dispenser and 3 Layered Fabric Face Masks are upcycled from the leftover material of our limited edition Round Pet Beds and Comfy Mats! They easily attach to your leashes and harnesses, so you’ll always have an awesome limited edition styled poop bag when you need it! The durable and breathable cotton material is machine washable.
Use Biodegradable Products
Bamboo based toothbrush handles are completely biodegradable. These decompose easily and can degrade in landfills or oceans in about 6 months. Our Bamboo Pet Toothbrush is 100% eco-friendly, non-toxic and compostable. Rather than using Nylon for our bristles, our bristles are made of boar’s hair and our handles are made out of bamboo. Now you can brush your pet’s teeth without worrying if you’re putting chemicals in their mouth. If that wasn’t enough, bamboo toothbrushes are naturally antimicrobial. Say goodbye to nasty bacteria build-up!
2-in-1 Pet Dish Bowl is made out of plant based material, making it completely biodegradable and doesn’t absorb odors. You can find solace knowing that your pets are eating and drinking out of a non-toxic pet dish.
Choose Eco-Friendly Pet Toys
Eco-Pet Toys with Hemp are eco-friendly as much as they are cute! Did you know hemp is the most durable of all natural textile fabrics? It is naturally resistant to mold and fights the growth and spread of bacteria. It’s built tough to withstand endless chewing and playing. This toy is also excellent with cleaning your dog’s teeth. That’s killing two birds with one stone if you ask us! To ensure old pet toys don’t end up in the trash, be sure to donate or upcycle them instead.
Use Recyclable and Compostable Products
If you’re like any resourceful person, you probably give your package boxes to your cats. The only thing about that is you don’t know where it has been and what kind of chemicals it may have. All of our eco-friendly cat houses, Feline Collection, are made out of corrugated cardboard and paper which makes them more durable than regular cardboard. Never held together with glue or staples, the scratch boards are double sided to make the fun last longer. The ink present is made out of a soy based ink. On top of that, they’re also non-toxic. If your pets accidentally consume them, they’re completely safe.
A Green Sleep
Most pet beds are as packed with chemicals as they have stuffing. No need for the fluff and stuff, the environmentally friendly Eco Sleeper Pet Bed, Eco Hammock Pet Bed, and Feline Cat House Collection are made from compressed paper. Compressed paper is a durable surface made of FSC Certified or recycled paper from certified managed forests. Similar to the cat houses, these pet beds can be recycled and composted safely without worrying about paint or glue contamination to the soil.
About Petique, Inc.Located in Ontario, California, Petique, Inc. is a women owned business specializing in non-toxic pet supplies and consumables that help your dogs, cats, and small animals live a longer and healthier life. As pet owners, we share a passion in creating a safe, healthy and fun environment for your furry family members. We strive to create high quality pet products that conserve ecological resources whenever possible, while avoiding depletion of natural resources. With more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, product development and design, we take pride in creating eco-friendly and non-toxic items, reliable travel gear and innovative products. Contact us today, visit our website or call (909) 673-0998.