Pawfectly Green: Eco Friendly Tips for Pet Parents

There are a number of things we can do to help reduce our fur friends' environmental pawprint and be a more responsible pet parent. We've got some tips and great eco-friendly brands to help you out.

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Plastic toys, plastic poop bags, canned meat and seafood, plastic-packed snacks, shampoos loaded with chemicals and irritants.

While we want to spoil our pooches, and make sure that they’re healthy and happy, in the process of doing so we consume a lot of resources in an unsustainable manner. And it's not great for your fur friend either.

But, there are a number of things you can do to help reduce your environmental footprint and be a more responsible paw-parent:

  • First off, adopt, don’t shop. Millions of dogs and cats are abandoned or dumped at shelters every year. According to the ASPCA in the US alone, 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanised each year. Look to your local shelter and foster or adopt a fur friend instead of buying from a pet store, or online seller where you may likely be getting a dog from a puppy mill. Puppy mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviourally troubled as a result. Don't support these cruel practices. In Hong Kong check out the Hong Kong Dog Rescue, the SPCA and LAP. What can be better than giving a dog a second chance a life, and getting a best friend as a result?

  • Spay or neuter your pets so that we don’t end up with more unwanted animals in shelters, or abandoned on the streets. If you rescue a dog