4 Green Ways to Treat and Play With Your Pets


All pets deserve to have a playful connection with their owners. But did you know that taking care of your beloved pet and the Earth can go hand in hand?

There are small steps any pet mom or dad can take to improve the quality of their animal’s life and the world around them.

Here are a few tips to treat your pets while being environmentally conscious.

Make a Pet-Friendly Garden

Planting a garden that you and your four-legged friend can enjoy starts with building some sort of fenced-in area around your outdoor space. Borders can be made using wood, chicken wire, or even building a natural divider out of plants. Choosing pet-friendly plants like lavender, petunias and marigolds, should be considered over more harmful ones such as tulips, daffodils and lilies, reported Wellness Pet Food.

Outdoor Activities

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic it’s important to stay safe and still get time outdoors. Taking walks or just sitting outside with your pet can provide relief for the overall mental health of both humans and animals, the outlet said. Taking into account social distance guidelines, finding a safe space for you and your pet to breathe in fresh air and take in the beauty of nature are part of maintaining overall wellness.

Recycled Toys

Instead of buying new toys for your four-legged friends, buy recycled goods or get crafty and reclaim products in your home. Old T-shirts can be upcycled and knotted into a ball toss for Fido and toilet paper rolls can act like lightweight balls for your kitty. Hit up thrift stores to find stuffed animals that your pet might enjoy playing with as well.

Sustainable Food

Every good pet deserves a treat. Nowadays, there are more options available to purchase pet food that is responsibly sourced and made with sustainable ingredients. Brands such as Yora, Open Farm and Wellness Pet Food are just a few to consider. Many have also partnered with TerraCycle to find ways to recycle packaging and other typically non-recyclable waste.

For more ideas on how you can save the planet, visit 1Thing.

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