April 22 is Earth Day, a time to celebrate and honor the Earth whilst finding new and better ways to live more eco-friendly. If you’re a dog parent perhaps you’re wondering what sustainability has to do with caring for your pup. The reality is that sustainability needs to reach every corner of our lives to be effective. Sustainability is important to us at WholeDogz as it usually goes hand-in-hand with natural living. Keep reading to find out 5 easy ways to be an eco-friendly dog parent this Earth Day!
1. Feed your dog healthy and natural food
Earth Day aside, there are numerous reasons why your pup benefits from healthy and natural food rather than simple dog kibble. Like people, your dog is what it eats and unfortunately, a lot of dog kibble is made with diseased animals and other awful ingredients. Switching to a brand that uses human-grade meat is not only better for your dog’s health, but it’s also better for the environment. Many natural or raw dog food brands source their meat from local farmers, which helps cut down on the massive carbon footprint caused by factory farming.
2. Avoid chemicals
Chemical-filled products are harmful to the environment. The Earth has already provided us with the ingredients your pup needs to be healthy. Opting for natural supplements and medicines, rather than chemical supplements, better supports your dog’s health and the environment. Additionally, choose shampoos and conditioners made with natural ingredients. Many of them also help keep fleas and ticks away (link). There are a variety of products listed in our store that are free of parab