We want the best for our pets. From kibble, collars, and leashes to pet beds, poop bags, and squeaking squirrels, we spent more than $60 billion on our pets in 2015, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. But spoiling our four-legged family members can take its toll on the environment.
The ingredients listed in some pet foods, flea and tick medications, and dog shampoos read like a recipe for chemical soup: pentobarbital, tetrasodium EDTA, pyrethroids – not to mention the carbon emissions associated with imported Frisbees and the addition of pet waste to the landfill. The good news is, we can still spoil our pets while lowering their carbon paw prints, and this article will discuss some of the ways we can take control of being greener pet owners.
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