31 ideas to help raise eco friendly dogs and cats



We have a dog. Her name is Mimi. I had a talk with her the other day about her carbon paw print. I suggested a high protein, plant-based dog food. As you can see from from the picture above, she didn't seem too thrilled about it. As I explained, we all have to do our part for the sake of the environment and future generations.


We compromised, agreeing on the dog food if I would do a photo-shoot of her on the website.


Here are 31 ideas you might entertain for you dog or cat. It all adds up.


1 Use pet safe non chemical de-icers Read more

2 Avoid plastic feeding bowls

3 Pick up pet waste Read more

4 Consider not having a pet or sharing a pet Read more

5 Check pet doors to see if they are tight

6 Use biodegradable poop bags for pets Read more

7 Adopt pets instead of breeding them Read more

8 Try home-made flea & tick solutions such as vinegar, lemon juice and water Read more

9 Change your pet's eating habits if overweight

10 Make a dog waste composter Read More


dog looking out window
Mimi in her "I will protect the neighborhood" position. We know when something is afoot.

11 Don't play fetch with tennis balls that contain lead Read More

12 Beware of toxic chemicals in canned pet food Read More

13 Use some excess foods for reprocessing into your pet's food

14 Don't let your cat roam outside and kill birds Read More

15 Spay and neuter your pet

16 Buy plant based pet food Read More

17 Use a non-toxic shampoo for your pet

18 Donate $ to pet shelters

19 Don't use paper towels to clean up your pet Read More

20 Reduce the chemicals in your house Read More

21 Check the labels on pet products for chemicals Read More


girl and dog on chairs
Mimi with Mabel, one of our granddaughters, talking doubt what it is like living in California vs Wisconsin.

22 Make your own dog and cat treats Read More

23 Buy in bulk when you can

24 Build a dog house out of recycled wood Read More

25 Don't use hair dryers to dry your pet

26 Use eco friendly cat litter

27 Don't give your pet bottled water Read More

28 Donate old towels to animal shelters

29 Choose eco friendly companies for your pet supplies Read More

30 Recycle your pet food containers Read More

31 Donate old pet gear Read More


kids with a dog
12 years earlier on the day she met her brother and sister

So much for the photo shoot - now for the dog food.