11 Sustainable Pooch Products
1. Zogoflex Air Wox
Rover will love it because the squishy legs are super-satisfying between his sharp teeth and you’ll adore it because it’s made of recycled materials that is BPA-, latex- and phthalate-free.
Get yours at from West Paw Design.
2. Barrel ‘o’ Zzzzzzs
Most people who make homemade wine have switched to plastic barrels because they are lightweight and more durable than wood (ask my father and he’ll agree). P.L.A.Y. has managed to turn leftover oak barrels into a sophisticated bed for your pooch.
Available at P.L.A.Y.
3. Buddy Biscuits
Not only are these bacon and cheese-flavored dog treats free of corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, but the company behind it (Cloud Star) has also been “thinking green” since 1999. Cloud Star pledges to donate 10 percent of their net profits to nonprofit organizations that benefit animals, women, children, and the environment.
Get Fido snackin’ with Buddy Biscuits.
4. Rope Toy
If your canine loves a good game of ol’ tug of war, this cotton rope dog bone is certainly for them! These are made of 100 percent recycled cotton yarns and make great toys, or for teething puppies, as they can frozen for the perfect dog-sickle!
Get riled up at Harry Barker.
5. The Original PoopBags
Not only are they the color green, but they really are environmentally friendly! These doodie bags are made from plant matter such as vegetable oils, corn and constable polymers, making them compostable.
Available at The Original PoopBags.
6. Hemp Leash
Hemp can be used to make everything from dog carriers to collars. This dog leash from Planet Dog is made from naturally dyed pure hemp – one of nature’s strongest fibers.
Get your hemp on at Amazon.com.
7. Dry Shampoo
If your dog has panic attacks at the mere mention of “bathtime,” then it may be time to change your routine and opt for a dry shampoo instead.
Get squeaky clean at Olive Green Dog.
8. Eco-Friendly Potty Pads
Unlike conventional potty pads, these are made of a super-absorbent bamboo layer which can hold up to 4 cups of liquid (but you probably shouldn’t let them try and retain that much).
Available at Petkin.
9. Dog Pad
Sleep like a baby knowing Fido is laying on a very durable, machine-dry-worthy dog bed that when you are tired of seeing it in your home, you can send it in as part of Big Shrimpy’s recycling program. They recycle materials from their older dog beds to make reusable fiber to make more products- how cool is that!
Rest easy at Amazon.com.
10. Eye Wipes
For dogs who have eye boogers, these wipes takes care of them. They contain no soap, gluten, DEA, synthetic dyes, perfumes, phthalates, parabens or any other icky ingredient.
Get rid of those Eye Boogers!
Love Thy Beast’s functional hoodie is made using bamboo knit fleece – bamboo trees are fully sustainable, regenerate in 55 days, and require little irrigation.
Love your beast by shopping at Love Thy Beast.
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